• A translucent blanket of clouds hangs over the snowy continental divide above Bear Lake Road. NPS Photo by VIP Olsen

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Road Status Report

Rocky Mountain National Park has the highest paved roads in any National Park in the United States. Trail Ridge Road crests at 12,183 feet. Due to the high elevations and exposure, park roads are subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Road conditions in and around the park can change quickly, particularly in the spring and fall.

Trail Ridge Road
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
. Weather permitting, it is closed at Many Parks Curve on the east side, about 8 miles from east side entrances, and the Colorado River Trailhead on the west side, about 10 miles from the Grand Lake Entrance.

Trail Ridge Road is now in "winter trail status" which means that bicycles and leashed pets are not permitted beyond closed gates.

Weather permitting, it will reopen May 22, 2015.

Call the park's Trail Ridge Road recorded status line at 970-586-1222. This message is updated with any changes in the road's status and is available 24 hours/day.

Check forecasts before you go at weather.gov and insert "Alpine Visitor Center, CO" for the location.

To learn more about this scenic drive, click here.

For information about Rocky Mountain National Park call 970-586-1206 daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time).

Colorado Division of Transportation (CDOT) - Traveler Information
For information about roads outside the park call 303-639-1111. Or visit the CDOT website.

Old Fall River Road
CLOSED to vehicles. Open to pedestrians beyond the closure. Old Fall River Road is in "winter trail status" which means that bicycles and leashed pets are not permitted beyond closed gates.

Old Fall River Road is expected to reopen to vehicles in July 2015.

For additional information on flood impacts in the park, see the Flood Impacts and Closures page.

Other Roads

Bear Lake Road: OPEN

Fern Lake Road: OPEN

Wild Basin Road: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. It is now in "winter trail status" which means that bicycles and leashed pets are not permitted beyond closed gates.

Twin Sisters Trailhead Access Road: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. It is now in "winter trail status" which means that bicycles and leashed pets are not permitted beyond closed gates.

Upper Beaver Meadows Road: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. It is now in "winter road status" which means that bicycles and leashed pets are allowed beyond closed gates.

Endovalley Road: CLOSED to vehicles at the West Alluvial Fan Parking Area. Open to pedestrians, leashed pets, and bicycles beyond the closure (bicycles and leashed pets are not permitted on Old Fall River Road; see above).

For information about other area closures in the park, click here.

Like to see as many byways as you can? On the outskirts of Rocky is the oldest Colorado Scenic Byway, Peak to Peak, and another America's Byway, the Colorado River Headwaters. To discover more about other Colorado Scenic Byways click here.

Updated: November 13, 2014, 3:20 pm

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