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Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Expected To Open Friday, June 15

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Date: June 12, 2012
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is expected to open this Friday, June 15, for the season. Old Fall River Road normally opens by the Fourth of July holiday weekend but due to the minimal snow this spring the road will be opening more than two weeks early. There are no good long term records of the opening dates of Old Fall River Road prior to 1985.          

Work is taking place on the Chasm Falls Trail along Old Fall River Road and sections of the trail will be closed throughout the summer.         

Old Fall River Road was built between 1913 and 1920. It is an unpaved road which travels from Endovalley Picnic Area to above treeline at Fall River Pass, following the steep slope of Mount Chapin's south face. Due to the winding, narrow nature of the road, the scenic 9.4-mile route leading to Trail Ridge Road is one-way only. Vehicles over 25 feet and vehicles pulling trailers are prohibited on the road.            

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.  

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