Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the continental United States, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. This awe inspiring road needs work that is long overdue and will occur this spring and summer. This project will focus on critical repairs such as resurfacing the road from Deer Ridge Junction to Rainbow Curve, and include six roadway slump repairs between Forest Canyon Overlook and the Colorado River Trailhead. Because Trail Ridge Road reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet, the only time to do work is during the summer. Park Service staff and the contractor will do their best to complete this major roadwork in a timely manner, on budget, and allow access to visitors. Following is information about the road work. Please check at a park visitor center or entrance station for up-to-date information on road delays.
April 1 through May 24-Completed
May 29 through June 29-Completed
July 3 through July 7-Completed
July 8 through the End of the Season-Completed
Labor Day Weekend
Night Closures through September 14-Completed
The contractor anticipates actually working from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Flaggers and pilot cars will direct traffic after 8:00 p.m. and will ensure no one is in the construction area when the gates close at Fall River Pass and Forest Canyon at 10:00 p.m. The night closures will continue until the work is completed.
During the day
Old Fall River Road
Last updated: March 31, 2012