COVER: Aspen season best experienced from region’s backcountry trails
Cover Story / Hiking/Backcountry

COVER: Aspen season best experienced from region’s backcountry trails

FRONT RANGE For a week or two in late September, Colorado’s Front Range is transformed into an arena of shimmering gold aspen leaves. This brilliant backcountry display is best viewed from a trail. In the Peak to Peak region and Clear Creek County to the south, countless trails from easy to challenging wind through our … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain N.P.

Trail Ridge Road opens for season; Night closures in place

ESTES PARK  – Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened today, Friday, May 29.  Due to heavy melting on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, visitors should plan for night closures occurring at 8:00 p.m. until conditions change.  This May’s snowy and wet weather patterns hampered this year’s efforts … Continue reading

Trail Ridge Road opening delayed due to wet spring snow
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Trail Ridge Road opening delayed due to wet spring snow

ESTES PARK – Due to continuing winter conditions at high elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road’s opening will be delayed.  Trail Ridge Road historically opens on Memorial Day weekend; last year the road opened on May 24. According to Park Superintendent, Vaughn Baker, “This May’s snowy and wet weather patterns have certainly … Continue reading