Temporary Closure on Section of Grand Ditch Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
There is currently a 2.5 mile section of the Grand Ditch Road which is temporarily closed. This section of the road is from the Little Yellowstone Trailhead to the Thunder Pass Trailhead. This section of the road will be closed to public travel through October 15, 2009.
All park trails and backcountry campsites in this area, other than this section of road, will remain open to public during this time. This temporary closure is in place to allow for repairs of the Windy Point Section of the Grand Ditch, which is where the 2003 Grand Ditch breach occurred.
For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
The oldest person to summit Longs Peak was Rev. William Butler, who climbed it on September 2, 1926, his 85th birthday. In 1932, Clerin “Zumie” Zumwalt summited Longs Peak 53 times.