Trail Ridge Road Construction Update
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
Construction work on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is on schedule to be completed this season. Night closures, that have been in place since early July, are no longer in effect. Construction is still taking place on Trail Ridge Road, so visitors should expect minor delays throughout the rest of the season.
This morning at approximately 8:00 a.m., Trail Ridge Road was closed at Rainbow Curve on the east side of the park and Milner Pass on the west side of the park, due to snow accumulation and poor visibility. The road reopened at approximately 1:45 p.m. This evening’s weather forecast calls for more snow accumulation and high winds at upper elevations. During September and October, visitors are reminded to plan ahead and watch the forecast when making plans to travel on Trail Ridge Road. On average Trail Ridge Road normally closes for the season in mid October. For information about Rocky Mountain National Park including road status, please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.