Local Tips
10/03/2019

Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Will Close To Vehicles For The Season October 7

Old Fall River Road closes for the season to vehicles on Monday, October 7. The road will be closed to all uses from Monday, October 7, through Thursday, October 10, for park staff to conduct road maintenance. On Friday, October 11, Old Fall River Road will reopen to bicycles, leashed pets and walkers through November 30. Leashed pets and bicycles are only allowed on the road, not on side trails. On December 1, the road will revert to trail status.

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09/18/2019

Fall Colors

Fall is our favorite time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park! Here is a short video we made showcasing the beautiful colors and scenery you'll experience while here. This year we expect the best time to view fall colors will be towards the end of September.

S Sean
07/12/2019

Fall River Road Open for the Season!

Old Fall River Road opened to vehicles today, Friday, July 12. The road normally opens by fourth of July weekend but winter conditions at higher elevations in the park this year, as recently as June 23, delayed the snow clearing and maintenance of Old Fall River Road.

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06/22/2019

Trail Ridge Road Status

Several inches of snow fell in the high country last night in honor of the first day of Summer! Trail Ridge Road will remain closed today due to drifted snow and ice. You can always call the Trail Ridge Road Info Line for updates: 970-586-1222. (NPS Webcam Image from Alpine Visitor Center) cl

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06/11/2019

Trail Ridge Road Tips

In this clip from our TV Show "This is Estes Park!" Nikki from Green Jeep Tours gives you some helpful info and tips about Trail Ridge Road. You'll also see some of the beautiful scenery and wildlife on the highest continually paved road in the United States!

S Sean
05/30/2019

The Plows have met at the top of Trail Ridge!

Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators from the east side and west sides of the park met on Trail Ridge Road yesterday, May 29, for the first time this year. East side plow operators were again able to reached the Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store area. They initially reached the Alpine Visitor Center complex on May 15 - soon afterwards multiple spring snow storms pushed plow efforts back to lower elevations on Trail Ridge Road.

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05/30/2019

How Big is Rocky?

Straddling the Continental Divide about sixty miles northwest of Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park is home to 416 square miles (265,821 acres) of designated wilderness.

05/24/2019

Book a Green Jeep Tour and See Rocky Through New Eyes!

Trail Ridge Road may not be open yet, but as soon as it does, our friends at Green Jeep Tours can take you all the way to the top and beyond. In fact, you can book a day trip to Grand Lake, let them do the driving, and take all the photos you like of the most spectacular views you will ever see! Book your tour today! Green Jeep Tours

05/22/2019

Trail Ridge Road Status

Due to late spring snowfall and continuing winter-like conditions at high elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road’s opening will be delayed and will not open to vehicles over the Memorial Day Holiday.

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05/17/2019

Trail Ridge Road Plowing Update

Every year, Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators begin plowing Trail Ridge Road in mid-April. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States - reaching 12,183 feet in elevation. Crews from the west side of the park and crews from the east side of the park move along the road and eventually meet near the Alpine Visitor Center. Park plow operators normally encounter drifts from 18 to 22 feet and are accustomed to plowing the same section of road over and over. Trail Ridge Road was completed in 1932. The earliest the road has opened was on May 7, 2002; the latest June 26, 1943. In 2011, the road opened on June 6.

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05/04/2019

Plowing Trail Ridge Road

Every year, Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators begin plowing Trail Ridge Road in mid-April. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States - reaching 12,183 feet in elevation. Crews from the west side of the park and crews from the east side of the park move along the road and eventually meet near the Alpine Visitor Center. Park plow operators normally encounter drifts from 18 to 22 feet and are accustomed to plowing the same section of road over and over. Trail Ridge Road was completed in 1932. The earliest the road has opened was on May 7, 2002; the latest June 26, 1943. In 2011, the road opened on June 6.

R RMNP
10/01/2018

Trail Ridge Road

In this clip from our TV Show "This is Estes Park!" Nikki from Green Jeep Tours gives you some helpful info and tips about Trail Ridge Road. You'll also see some of the beautiful scenery and wildlife on the highest continually paved road in the United States!

N Nick Molle