NewsLocal News


Avalanches hit Rocky Mountain Park; no serious injuries

Posted at 5:14 PM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 19:14:46-04

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park says seven people have been caught in avalanches in the park but none have significant injuries.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says multiple large avalanches were reported Saturday, including some near Emerald Lake, a popular hiking and snowshoing destination.

She says park rangers were talking to the people involved in the avalanches, but no other details were immediately available.

Patterson said avalanche danger in the park was significant, and backcountry visitors should stay away from steep, snow-covered terrain.