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  • Impacts from September 2013 Flood - Old Fall River Road, Alluvial Fan and Trails

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Second Day of Flooding and Related Impacts In Rocky Mountain National Park

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Alluvial Fan on afternoon of September 12 in Rocky Mountain National Park
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News Release Date: September 13, 2013
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

Trail Ridge Road, which is Hwy 34 through the park, is OPEN for essential travel only. Trail Ridge Road will remain open as long as weather and road conditions permit.  Trail Ridge Road is wet with low visibility. If traveling on Trail Ridge Road watch for potential debris. Conditions continue to change. Hwy 34 is closed from the Fall River Entrance to Deer Ridge Junction. Trail Ridge Road is open from Beaver Meadows Entrance, Hwy 36, through to Grand Lake. However, travelers should plan for the possibility of night closures if conditions warrant.  The rest of Rocky Mountain National Park is closed to all recreational use. This includes the backcountry, all trails, secondary roads, picnic areas, and park campgrounds. Campers have relocated outside the park.  

Phone and internet service is currently unavailable from most of Rocky Mountain National Park. We are currently unable to receive or make phone calls outside the local area.  To receive more information about Rocky Mountain National Park once phone service is restored, please call the park's Information Office at 970-586-1206.   

Did You Know?

a photo of Abner Sprague buying a pass to Rocky Mountain National Park

Homesteader and lodge keeper Abner Sprague was the first person to pay to enter Rocky Mountain National Park. His fee was $3.