Old Fall River Road will be closed in 2014 due to flood damage
Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »
Impacts from September 2013 Flood
Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »
Trail Ridge Road Construction
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the continental United States, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. This awe inspiring road needs work that is long overdue and will begin this spring. The project will focus on critical repairs such as resurfacing the road from Deer Ridge Junction to Rainbow Curve, and six roadway slump repairs between Forest Canyon Overlook and the Colorado River Trailhead.
Because Trail Ridge Road reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet, the only time to do work is during the summer. Park Service staff and the contractor will do their best to complete this major roadwork in a timely manner, on budget, and allow access to visitors. Following is important information about the upcoming road work.
The Federal Highway Administration awarded a $10.1 million contract to Kiewit Western Company and is administrating this project on behalf of the National Park Service. Kiewit was the contractor for the successful, major Bear Lake Road reconstruction project that took place in the park during 2003 and 2004. Funds are from the Federal Lands Highway Program.
Please check at a park visitor center, entrance station, or call the Rocky Mountain National Park information office at (970) 586-1206 for up-to-date information on road delays.
Did You Know?
The coldest temperature inside the Alpine Visitor Center during the winter is rarely below 20 degrees. The snow insulates the building when it is closed for the winter.