Coming August 24, 2013!
Stage 6 of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge will come through the community of Estes Park on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday, August 24. The race will start that morning in Loveland and finish in Fort Collins. The race will not come through Rocky Mountain National Park however access to and egress from the park will be heavily impacted.
If you plan to visit Rocky Mountain National Park and enter on the east side through Beaver Meadows Entrance or Fall River Entrance on Saturday, August 24, please come early - plan to arrive by 8:00 a.m.! Numerous planned road closures in the Estes Park community, listed below, will affect access to and from the park. If you are unable to arrive by 8:00 a.m. you will face detours and heavy congestion. If you plan to access the park from the west side and leave from the east side please plan accordingly.
Due to road closures adjacent to the park's east side, the Hiker Shuttle from Estes Park to Rocky Mountain National Park will not operate. The shuttle routes inside the park along the Bear Lake Road corridor will operate as usual.
- The Dunraven Trailhead and Lumpy Ridge Trailhead will be inaccessible for most of the day on August 24.
- US Highway 36, which is the road to Beaver Meadows Entrance, will close at approximately 9:00 a.m. until late afternoon. There will be detours in place which will result in heavy congestion and delays.
- US Highway 34, which is the road to Fall River Entrance, will close at approximately noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be detours in place which will result in heavy congestion and delays.
- If you are planning to exit on the east side of the park (Highway 34 or 36) please plan to exit after 4:00 p.m. to avoid detours, heavy congestion and delays.