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Trail Ridge Road Construction Update

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Date: September 17, 2007
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 Night closures, that have been in place since early July, are no longer in effect.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.

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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...