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Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Ridge Road Closes for The Season

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) officially closed for the season last Monday. 

As per a report, the road is closed at Many Parks Curve on the east side and Colorado River Trailhead on the west side. The park also said that closure points on the road might fluctuate this fall.

Winter conditions of drifting snow, high winds, and below-freezing temperatures occur above 10,000 feet on the road with 11 miles at an elevation of over 11,500 feet.

Old Fall River Road also closed for the season for vehicles on October 3. Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road will remain accessible to cyclists and leashed pets until November 30. Leashed pets and bicycles are permitted only on the roadway and not on side trails.

On December 1, both roads will return to winter trail status, which means that cyclists and leashed pets will no longer be allowed beyond the gated areas; however, skiers, snowshoers, and pedestrians are permitted.

Other driving spots within the park remain accessible, such as Bear Lake Road, Moraine Park, and Horseshoe Park.

Trail Ridge Road usually opens the last week of May, weather permitting. It was opened on May 27, this year.

For information about Rocky Mountain National Park, visit nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at 970-586-1206.

This story originally appeared on Reporter Herald

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Ryan Powell
Ryan Powell
February 24, 2024 3:51 am

It’s wonderful to explore lower elevation trails in the park during the road closure. I suggest checking out Bear Lake and Moraine Park. Plus, keep an eye on the park’s updates for winter activities.


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