Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park
 

Ramsay-Shockey Open Space Conditions

Report last updated: 10/14/2014

Current Conditions

photo from park
Pinewood Reservoir from Ramsey-Shockey Open Space
Park situation

For Natural Resources events and activities, check out the events calendar

Trail Conditions 
All trails are OPEN.
 
Effective Tuesday September 2nd, The Pinewood campgrounds will be closed until spring for a complete renovation.  The only fishing access will be the Fisherman's Cove parking lot.  There will be no camping available until the renovation is complete.
 
If extremely muddy conditions exist, these trails may be closed to protect them from damage. Such closures will be posted on this site, on open space road signs, and at trailheads and a Facebook and Twitter update will be sent out. Otherwise, please stay on trail and do not go around muddy spots. If people go around muddy areas, the trail widens and vegetation is trampled. A widened trail is very difficult and expensive to restore. Thank you for helping to keep your open spaces beautiful!

Weather conditions can change rapidly. Dress in layers, carry extra clothing, and be prepared for cold and wet weather.

Raptor/bird sightings
Ravens, crows, red-tailed hawks, spotted towhees, yellow-breasted chats, pygmy nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, wood pewees, common mergansers, and the occasional golden eagle have been spotted along the trails and reservoir.

Two osprey nesting platforms have been installed on the south side of the reservoir as part of an Eagle Scout project.

Wildlife
Mule deer, elk, coyotes, fox, and black bear frequent this open space.

Activities
See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.
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