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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road Reopens Under High Wind Advisory

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Date: September 29, 2013
Contact: Lindsey Prell, 970-586-1443

Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road has reopened after being closed for two days due to weather. There is a high wind advisory for high profile vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles on the road. Travelers should expect snow and icy conditions as well as high winds. This scenic road connects Estes Park and Grand Lake and traverses 48 miles of road with awe inspiring views of the Rockies. Due to both the high elevation of the road, cresting at 12,183 feet above sea level, and weather conditions, Trail Ridge Road is operated as a seasonal road.

Upper Beaver Meadows Road is also now open to visitor traffic.

The Type 3 Incident Management Team continues to manage flood stabilization efforts within Rocky Mountain National Park. The focus has been on damage assessments and emergency stabilization. Rocky Mountain National Park remains at 99% open. Visitors are encouraged to maintain good self-awareness on trails as flood damage has created challenging backcountry conditions. Be prepared; hike at your own risk.

The park website and Facebook page will continue to be updated as conditions change. Click here for a map of closed areas. For the most up-to-date park information call the park's Information Office at 970-586-1206 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.  For a recorded message on Trail Ridge Road status call 970-586-1222, 24-hours a day.    

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