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Bear Lake Road Reconstruction

In early 2012, a major road construction project began on the lower section of Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Bear Lake Road is one of the most popular scenic roads in Rocky Mountain National Park and provides year-round visitor access to a variety of wonderful recreational opportunities.  Bear Lake Road was completed in 1928 and until 2003, no significant improvements were made. No major road work has taken place on the lower section for more than 80 years.


Beginning in mid-March, visitors on weekdays may experience up to two 30-minute delays in each direction and beginning late May Bear Lake Road will be accessible by free shuttle bus only.  Private vehicles will be allowed all day on weekends. Although private vehicles will be allowed to travel on weekends through the construction area, shuttle buses will also be running. Visitors may experience some delays on weekends.


For more information on the Bear Lake Road Reconstruction project or on the Free Shuttle Buses visit