Rocky Mountain N.P.

Trail Ridge Road temporarily closed by 2 to 3 foot snow drifts

UPDATE: Park snowplow operators worked numerous days to safely reopen Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 4. The road had been closed since Sept. 29, due to deep drifting snow, high winds and ice. Winter conditions can come quickly to high elevations. Park visitors need to be prepared and aware of weather forecasts. For updated status of Trail Ridge Road, call the recorded line at (970) 586-1222. Trail Ridge Road normally closes for the season in mid-October.

Snowplowing Trail Ridge Road Near Highpoint October 1, 2014 Courtesy RMNP

Snowplowing Trail Ridge Road Near Highpoint October 1, 2014 Courtesy RMNP


Snowplowing Trail Ridge Road Near Highpoint October 1, 2014 Courtesy RMNP

ESTES PARK – Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators have been working on Trail Ridge Road trying to safely tackle some of the new snowfall and significant drifting snow that has occurred over the last couple of days.

Park plow operators have encountered 2 to 3 feet of drifting snow, low visibility and ice. This storm does not appear to be the season-ender for Trail Ridge Road. We are hopeful the road may be safely reopened by this weekend.

As we know, winter conditions can come quickly to high elevations. Park visitors need to be prepared and aware of weather forecasts.

For updated status of Trail Ridge Road, call the recorded line at (970) 586-1222.

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