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
Trail Ridge road is closed for the season. Weather permitting, the road is closed at the Colorado River Trailhead on the west side and Many Parks Curve on the east side.

Trail Ridge Road is open to bicycles and leashed dogs from the closure date until November 30, reopening on April 1, except during road maintenance operations and emergency closures as posted. Visitors may utilize the road at their own risk.

Trail Ridge road is a high elevation road with spectacular views. Eleven miles are above 11,500 feet and there are no shoulders and few guardrails. Weather conditions can deteriorate and the road status can change quickly. For your safety, always be aware of current weather conditions. Trail Ridge Road is not plowed between 4 pm and 7 am because weather conditions may change rapidly. Visitors should be prepared to adjust travel plans accordingly. The mountains are rugged, harsh place and it is your responsibility to be aware of the conditions and your surroundings.

Check forecasts before you go at weather.gov and insert "Trail Ridge, 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 - Old Fall River Road has closed for the season. Old Fall River Road is open to bicycles and leashed dogs from the closure date until November 30, reopening on April 1, except during road maintenance operations and emergency closures as posted. Visitors may utilize the road at their own risk.

Other Roads
Bear Lake Road: OPEN
Fern Lake Road: CLOSED at winter parking;
Winter Trail Status = closed to bicycles and leashed pets beyond winter gate
Wild Basin Road: CLOSED at winter parking; Winter Trail Status = closed to bicycles and leashed pets beyond winter gate
Twin Sisters Trailhead Access Road: CLOSED; Winter Trail Status = closed to bicycles and leashed pets beyond winter gate
Upper Beaver Meadows Road: CLOSED; Winter Road Status = open to bicycles and leashed dogs beyond the winter gate.
Endovalley Road: Currently CLOSED; Winter Road Status = open to bicycles ad leashed dogs beyond the winter gate.

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: January 7, 2016 9:10 am

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