Current Conditions


Trail Ridge Road, May 2022
Park Roads

What roads are in the park? Are they open? Click here for more information on park roads.

A hiker is sitting on a rock and overlooking an alpine lake
Trail Conditions

What are conditions like on the park's trails?

An elk walks behind an "Area Closed" poster.
Area Closures to Protect Wildlife

In order to protect park resources, certain areas of the park may close - Learn more about these closures.

A view of Smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire in 2020
Fire Information and Conditions

Fire Information and Conditions

Map showing the Lily Lake Trail and the small section of trail that is closed for repairs.
Map of the Lily Lake Trail Closure


A Small Section of the Lily Lake Trail is Closed for Repairs

A section of the Lily Lake Trail is closed for repairs due to trail damage caused by eroision. The Lily Lake Observation Pier and picnic tables are not impacted by this closure.

To walk around Lily Lake, follow the trail from the trailhead to the right.

A sign is posted for the Lily Lake Trail Closure. NPS staff are using a bobcat and other equipment to repair the trail.
A section of the Lily Lake Trail is closed for repairs. Taken May 15, 2024.



Chaos Canyon Has Reopened

Chaos Canyon has reopened to all users however, talus slopes and rocks in Chaos Canyon are unstable and may continue to slide much like any other similarly situated exposures in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park is a wilderness park and there are inherent risks when recreating in wild spaces. Chaos Canyon has been closed since June 28, 2022 due to a significant rockslide event that occurred on the south slope of Hallett Peak.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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