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Recreation Sites Begin To Reopen on East Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

On Wednesday, September 25, three trails and areas of Rocky Mountain National Park on the east side that were impacted by the flood are reopening for public use. Hidden Valley nature trail loop, picnic area, parking and restrooms are now open. This site is located along the lower stretch of Trail Ridge Road just off Highway 34. For those familiar with the park they will remember that this is the former Hidd ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road to Remain Closed for Heavy Equipment Caravan

As of 1pm, Wednesday, Sept. 25 Trail Ridge Road is open again. The road will close again at 8pm. On Wednesday and Thursday, September 25 and 26, essential heavy equipment for infrastructure repairs due to recent flooding will traverse Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park from Grand Lake to Estes Park. The equipment, including a large rock crusher, will be used to make road base around the T ...

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Timber Creek Campground Reopens

Rocky Mountain National Park continues to incrementally reopen. All backcountry trails on the WEST side of the park are open, but, for day use only at this time. Timber Creek Campground is opening this morning. For now, no camping fee will be charged. Trail Ridge Road is open to both east and west bound visitor traffic and the communities of Grand Lake and Estes Park are open and welcoming visitors. Because ...

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More Trails Open At Rocky Mountain National

Rocky Mountain National Park continues to incrementally reopen. The Alpine Ridge and Tundra Communities Trails, as well as the Forest Canyon Overlook, all located above tree line on Trail Ridge Road, are now open to park visitors. Trail Ridge Road is open to both east and west bound visitor traffic and the communities of Grand Lake and Estes Park are open and welcoming visitors. This morning, Trail Ridge Ro ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Begins To Reopen

On September 18 at 10:00 a.m., Rocky Mountain National Park will begin to incrementally reopen. As conditions improve, additional road, trails and facilities will open. The following is a summary of the current situation: Trail Ridge Road is open to both east and west bound visitor traffic. Since Highway 7 is now open to all traffic, commercial traffic is once again prohibited on Trail Ridge Road. The town ...

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Flood Impacts and Closures

Information provided by Rocky Mountain National Park Updated Monday, September 16, 5:00 PM Due to emergency conditions and the need to get vital supplies, including, but not limited to, food and fuel, to the Estes Park area, commercial truck traffic is temporarily being allowed to travel over Trail Ridge Road between Grand Lake and Estes Park. Truck length may not exceed ninety feet. For trucks longer than ...

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Ongoing At Rocky Mountain National Park

As the summer season wraps up in Rocky Mountain National Park, numerous projects are nearing completion. Bear Lake Road Restoration of vegetation is continuing along Bear Lake Road as part of the road reconstruction project. Visitors can expect 15 minute delays from September 9 through September 20, excluding weekends. Chasm Falls Trail Park trail crews are completing work on the Chasm Falls Trail along Old ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2013 Season By Lottery

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. Firewood collection begins Friday, September 20, and lasts through Friday, October 4, for east and west side firewood. Some locations will not be available for collection on weekends. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for the permit to remove up to five cords of ...

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