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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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Trail Ridge Road Closed For Through Travel Tuesday Night, July 23

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Date: July 16, 2013
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Trail Ridge Road will be closed for through travel on Tuesday, July 23, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The road will be closed at the Bowen/Baker Trailhead which is located just south of Timber Creek Campground on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. A culvert will be replaced during the closure of the road.  

Other work along Trail Ridge Road on the west side will take place at two additional locations but will not impact access on the road. The Farview Curve overlook and adjacent parking area will be temporarily closed beginning July 17. Rocks will be placed to prevent high water flows from undercutting the structure. This work should take approximately one week to complete.

Work will also occur near Milner Pass, the week of July 29, in a recurring mud slide area. During heavy snow melt, large volumes of debris flow over the road toward Poudre Lake, blocking the road.  A deflection berm will be built to adjust the direction of the flow of debris. The small pullout area near this location will be closed for staging equipment and materials. This project will not impact the Milner Pass parking area.


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

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A photo of arrowheads that archeologists found in the park.

The area now known as Rocky Mountain National Park has been occupied by human beings for 10,000 years. Archeologists have found more than 300 prehistoric sites at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 13,000 feet above sea level. More...