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Heavy Rains In Rocky Mountain National Park Impacting Roads and Trails

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Date: September 12, 2013
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Due to heavy rains and flooding on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, there are numerous road closures in the park. Old Fall River Road is closed at the US 34 junction, Bear Lake Road is closed at the intersection to Moraine Park Visitor Center and Moraine Park Campground Road, Cub Lake/Fern Lake Road is closed at the Moraine Park Campground junction, Wild Basin Road is closed at the Sandbeach Trail and Twin Sisters Road is closed from Highway 7. Trail Ridge Road is open, visitors should be mindful of wet conditions and debris on the road.     

Campgrounds are currently still open. Due to existing and forecasted conditions as well as flash flood warnings on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park, park managers are strongly discouraging  visitors from traveling  in the backcountry of the east side of the park. The park's backcountry office is cancelling any overnight camping permits for tonight on the east side of the park.     

This major weather event is mainly impacting the east side of the park.  To receive more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at 970-586-1206.

Did You Know?

a photo of a comfort station

Daily during the summer, Rocky's custodial crew cleans 102 toilets in comfort stations at trailheads and along roads. They also clean around 100 toilets in campground comfort stations, 30 visitor center toilets, and 35 toilets for park staff. That's 267 toilets cleaned every day of the summer!