Raptor Closures

Parts of Lumpy Ridge and other cliffs in Rocky Mountain National Park are closed seasonally to protect raptors including falcons.  Most of these areas are scheduled to open again on July 31st.
 

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       Area Closures:

 
 

In order to protect the park’s resources, the Superintendent may close certain areas of the park. These closures take place throughout the year. Some areas may be closed for weeks or months and some areas in the park are closed year round. This is not an all inclusive list of closures in Rocky Mountain National Park. Closure notices are posted throughout the park. Stop in at a park Visitor Center to receive updated closure information.

Entering closed areas is a violation of 36 CFR 1.5. Violators are subject to a fine of $5,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

Raptor Closures--Spring
Raptor Closures updated on May 23, 2007

To protect raptor nesting sites in spring and summer, park staff initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park. The Superintendent may extend or rescind closures based on existing conditions.

ALLIGATOR ROCK -- Closed March 3 through July 31, 2007.  For complete information, click here.

BATMAN ROCK, BATMAN PINNACLE, LIGHTNING ROCK, CHECKERBOARD -- Open for the season.

DEER RIDGE BUTTRESS -- Open for the season

SHEEP MOUNTAIN -- Closed March 3 through July 31, 2007. For complete information, click here.

THE PARISH, THUNDER BUTRESS -- Closed March 3 through July 31, 2007. For complete information, click here.

TWIN OWLS, ROCK ONE --Closed March 3 through July 31, 2007. For complete information, click here.

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