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Alpine trail in mid-July
Alpine trail in mid-July

NPS File Photo/J. Westfall


Longs Peak: View the Longs Peak Conditions Report

East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fire Closures: View Fire Information Area Closures


Trail Closures

East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fire Closures

  • Some park trails and areas remain closed due to fire impacts. Park staff will continue to assess these areas for safety and downed trees, being mindful of high winds that occur this time of year causing more trees to fall. Learn more here.

Trail Conditions

RMNP Trail Conditions Report as of July 18, 2022

Larimer County is chip sealing Longs Peak Road/Co Road 2 between Highway 7 and RMNP. Expect lane closures and delays beginning today, Monday, July 18, through July 21. Any cars parked on the roadside within county property will be towed.

Wild Basin Road will be closed to all uses for maintenance, including vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles, from 6 am Tues 7/19, until 5 pm on Fri 7/22. Closure is from Wild Basin Entrance Station for 2 miles to the Wild Bain summer trailhead. Visitors should avoid this area of Rocky Mountain National Park during this time.

There is no longer an elevation above which trails are snowy. Several trails remain snowy, and in general these trails are the ones that typically hold snow later into the summer. Conditions in the mountains can change rapidly so plan ahead and be prepared.

Any Time of Year: Choose Your Destination Wisely. Always tell someone where you’re going, where you will be parked, what your intended route is, when you plan to be back home; and then let them know when you return.

Approximately 30,000 acres or 10 percent of RMNP has been impacted by the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fires. Some park trails remain temporarily closed due to the level of fire impacts and ongoing safety assessments. This website is updated as trails reopen. Please see the link above

A link to the Longs Peak Conditions Report is above, including information on the Keyhole Route Conditions, plus conditions to hike to Chasm Lake.


7/16/2022 Thunder Lake
Trail through Wild Basin to Thunder Lake is clear of snow. Most of the snow around the lake has melted out; there are a few patches left, but nothing on the trail. It rained heavily this weekend and the trail turned back into a river; there is quite a bit of mud and standing water left on trail after the rain stopped.
By a Park Ranger

7/7/2022 Ditch Camp Trail past Lulu City
Trail is steep. No wash outs, but a number of downed trees. Some of the downed trees are close together, making it a bit precarious to pick your way over.
By a Visitor

7/5/2022 Finch Lake and Pear Lake
Finch Lake Trail from the Finch Lake Trailhead is in good shape and all snow free. One large tree down on the trail past the campsites on the way toward Pear Lake. The trail to Pear Lake is largely in spring conditions, and mud should be expected on the trail and a few small snowfields close to Pear Lake. Both lakes are completely melted out.
By a Park Ranger


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For Your Safety

These Trail Conditions reports are the viewpoints of the submitters, whether park staff, volunteers, or visitors. Conditions can change rapidly in the mountains. Use these reports only as guidelines. Be prepared for varying weather and trail conditions.

Falling trees are ever-present hazards when traveling in the forest. Be aware of your surroundings. Dead trees can fall without warning!

Due to the September 2013 Flood, missing foot bridges, uneven trail surfaces, unstable slopes, falling trees due to soil moisture, rutted trails, damaged water bars and steps, standing water, difficult water crossings, and missing directional signs could be encountered. Most of Rocky Mountain National Park is designated wilderness, where self-reliance and adventure are expected. Hikers should be prepared to take responsibility for their own actions; search and rescue may be delayed. Be prepared to stay overnight even if you are a day hiker. Hiking poles may be helpful on uneven trails. Route finding skills may be required. Carry a map and compass and other backcountry travel essentials. Hike at your own risk.

Last updated: July 18, 2022

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