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The town of Estes Park is now open and welcoming visitors!

 

As of today, September 18th, Rocky Mountain National Park has begun to reopen.  As conditions improve, additional roads, trails and facilities will open.  The following is a summary of the current situation:

 

Trail Ridge Road is open to both east and west bound visitor traffic.  Since Highway 7 is now open to all traffic, commercial traffic is once again prohibited on Trail Ridge Road.  Entrance stations at Grand Lake, Fall River, and Beaver Meadows will all be open. No entrance fees will be charged at this time. Fall River Road has limited park access.

 

Visitor Centers: Kawuneeche, Alpine, and Beaver Meadows Visitor Centers will be open.  Fall River Visitor Center is closed for the winter.

 

On the west side of the park, the majority of trails are open for day use only. Please check trailhead signs for more information. Longer trails that cross the Continental Divide are open only to the Divide.

 

Closed: Bear Lake Road. Old Fall River Road. Upper Beaver Meadows Road. Longs Peak, Wild Basin, Lily Lake,  Lumpy Ridge, McGraw Ranch/Cow Creek,  and their associated trails.  All trails on the east side of Rocky Mountain National. As weather conditions improve, trails will be assessed for damage and slope stability.  Please help us focus on our recovery efforts by honoring these trail closures. And, remember – large landslides have occurred because of the rain saturated soils.

 

Everyone in Estes Park, The Intermountain Incident Management Team and the staff of Rocky Mountain National Park thanks you for your support and patience as we continue to assess park conditions.

 

For Rocky Mountain National Park information, call the park’s Information Office at 970-586-1206.