• A translucent blanket of clouds hangs over the snowy continental divide above Bear Lake Road. NPS Photo by VIP Olsen

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Pile Burning Will Temporarily Close Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: February 16, 2012
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

On Wednesday, February 22, weather permitting, Bear Lake Road, from the Park & Ride to Bear Lake, will be temporarily closed from 6:00 a.m. to approximately 11:00 a.m. for pile burning operations. The road will be closed for visitor safety, due to the location of the piles and the intense heat from the burning operations. If the burning operations are not completed, temporary closures may also occur on Thursday, February 23, during the same times and location.      

Once the road reopens, there will still be actively burning piles but the intensity will be less. Smoke may be present. These piles consist of beetle-killed trees, dead and down material, and hazard trees along the road corridor.      

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

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