Construction Projects Affecting Roads
US Highway 36
This May through September, major road construction will occur on US 36 inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. The work will take place on a 3-mile section of US 36, just west of Bear Lake Road junction to east of Deer Ridge Junction. Beginning in May, this section of road will be closed nightly from 7 pm to 7 am, Sunday nights through Friday mornings. There will be no nightly closures on Friday and Saturday nights.
When the road reopens each morning at 7 am to traffic, motorists should expect delays and a rough surface. Bicyclists and motorcyclists should avoid this section of road this summer and enter the park through the Fall River Entrance.
The entire depth of asphalt will be removed and a new surface will be installed. Many curves will be reconstructed to bring them into compliance with federal highway standards. Visitor pull offs will be formalized and curbing will be added where necessary to protect vegetation.
Upper Beaver Meadows Road will also be inaccessible during nightly closures.
Trail Ridge Road
Open to motorized vehicles.
Open to pedestrians (including those with leashed pets) and bicyclists through Saturday, November 30.
A section of Trail Ridge Road from just west of Bear Lake Road junction to east of Deer Ridge Junction is closed nightly from 7 pm to 7 am, Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Learn more.
Trail Ridge Road Status Line: 970 586-1222
Old Fall River Road
Open to motorized vehicles through Sunday, October 4.
Open to pedestrians (including those with leashed pets) and bicyclists through Saturday, November 30, except during road operations (see above).
Wild Basin Road
Open to motorized vehicles. Timed entry permit required for entry between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Last updated: August 3, 2020