Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road Opening and Closing Dates

Year

Trail Ridge Road

Old Fall River Road

Official Opening

Official Closing
(dates in parentheses = not opened after that date)

Official Opening

Official Closing

1921

June 27

?

1922

June 15

October 29

1923

June 20

October 9

1924

June 18

October 2

1925

June 13

October 11

1926

June 15

October 4

1927

June 15

October 1

1928

June 15

October 17

1929

June 15

October 28 or 29

1930

June 7

October 14

1931

June 14

November 9

1932

July 16

October 25

June 14 or 15 One-way travel begins

October 25

1933

June 15

December 2 (latest closing) (TRR reopened on Dec. 11 to ½ mile east of Rock Cut for the rest of December)

May 27 or July 16

December 2

1934

May 27

November 18

June 18

November 20

1935

June 18

October 20

June 6

October 20

1936

June 6

October 12

?

October 12-18

1937

May 28

October 18

?

October 18

1938

June 4

November 2

?

November 2

1939

May 30

November 25 (Oct. 25)

?

December 1

1940

May 30

October 27 (Oct. 9)

No records available 1939-1984

Use in a limited way 1932-1950.

Closed 1950-1960 due to avalanche damage/maintenance costs

1941

May 30

October 22 (Oct. 15)

1942

June 13

October 12 (Sept. 25)

1943

June 26

October 11

1944

June 22

November 1 (Oct. 31)

1945

June 15

October 21

1946

May 29

October 4

1947

June 5

October 22 (Oct. 21)

1948

June 4

October 15 (Oct. 13)

1949

June 8

October 18

1950

June 3

November 1

1951

June 2

October 2 (Sept. 11)

1952

May 30

November 12 (Nov. 8)

1953

May 30

November 3

1954

May 29

November 1 (Oct. 24)

1955

June 2

October 31

1956

May 30

October 29

1957

June 7

October 20

1958

May 30

October 29

1959

May 28

October 19 (Sept. 24)

1960

May 28

October 31

1961

May 23

October 23 (Oct. 2)

1962

May 30

November 15 (Nov. 10)

1963

May 11

October 30

1964

May 30

November 13 (Nov. 10)

1965

May 29

November 17 (Nov. 11)

1966

May 19

November 10 (Nov. 4)

1967

May 23

November 3 (Oct. 28)

1968

May 25

November 6 (Nov. 3)

1969

May 24

October 21 (Oct. 2)

1970

May 23

October 16 (Oct. 6)

1971

May 28

October 20 (Oct. 17)

1972

May 19

October 27

1973

June 6

November 2 (Oct. 29)

1974

May 25

October 30 (Oct. 28)

1975

May 27

October 31 (Oct. 22)

1976

May 18

November 26 (Nov. 25)

1977

May 13

November 11 (Nov. 8)

1978

June 2

October 30 (Oct. 22)

1979

May 27

November 13 (Oct. 29)

1980

May 29

October 27 (Oct. 13)

1981

May 23

October 29 (Oct. 12)

1982

May 28

November 2 (Oct. 25)

1983

June 5

November 9 (Nov. 5)

1984

May 26

October 19 (Oct. 13)

?

October 9

1985

May 24

October 11 (Oct. 7)

June 29

Sept. 8 or Oct. 11

1986

May 24

October 28 (Oct. 24)

July 4

October 24

1987

May 16

November 12 (Nov. 5)

July 3

November 5

1988

May 28

November 7 (Nov. 2)

July 2

October 15

1989

May 27

October 18

June 30

October 18

1990

May 28

October 16

June 29

October 12

1991

May 25

November 2 (Oct. 18)

July 3

October 20

1992

May 30

November 1 (Oct. 30)

July 3

October 8

1993

May 29

October 28

July 3

October 10

1994

June 4

October 29 (Oct. 18)

June 25

October 12

1995

May 27

October 27

July 29

October 4

1996

May 31

October 21 (Oct. 18)

July 4

September 25

1997

May 28

October 22

July 4

October 15

1998

May 29

October 26

July 3

October 6

1999

May 28

November 22 (Nov. 18)

July 2

October 18

2000

May 23

November 2 (Oct. 24?)

June 30

October 19

2001

May 25

October 18 (Oct. 10)

June 30

October 18

2002

May 7

November 1 (Oct. 22)

July 4

October 28

2003

May 23

November 6 (Nov. 1)

July 4

November 5 (Oct. 31)

2004

May 20

October 25 (Oct. 12)

July 4

October 15 (Sept. 30)

2005

May 21

November 4 (Oct. 28)

July 2

October 13

2006

May 24

October 23 (Oct. 16)

July 1

September 26

2007

May 25

October 22

June 30

October 10

2008

May 23

November 6

July 4

October 20

2009

May 21

October 8


The average winter closure date of Trail Ridge Road has been October 23.

Compiled by the Information Office from Superintendent’s Annual Reports, Roads Office Data, and from the Public Information Officer.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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Phone:

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