Harpers Corner/Echo Park Area (Colorado)
Harpers Corner Road: open only 5 miles to Plug Hat Butte. Compact snow and ice on road. Road beyond the gate is open for skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, or snowmobiling. Snowmobiles are not permitted beyond the Echo Park Road turn off. Watch for animals on the road, especially at dusk and dawn. Due to the above normal snowfall this winter, we are anticipating a later opening than normal for the Harpers Corner Road.
Echo Park Road: no access due to Harpers Corner Road closure and conditions on the Yampa Bench Road. Travel to Echo Park Road from the Yampa Bench Road is not advised when the roads are snow covered, wet or muddy. When road is passable, high clearance vehicles are recommended. Road is not maintained in winter.
Yampa Bench Road: Travel is not recommended on this road when wet or snow covered, due to clay soils. High clearance, all wheel drive vehicles are always recommended for this road. Check weather conditions prior to driving. Road is not maintained in winter.
Access Roads to Yampa Bench Road and Monument Boundary: Unknown.
Harpers Corner Trail: snow covered. Trailhead is not accessible by vehicle due to road closure. A $1 guide book for this trail is available at the visitor centers or trailhead. More Information...
Ruple Point Trail: snow covered. Trailhead is not accessible by vehicle due to road closure. More information...