Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park closed for the first time this season Wednesday, Sept. 26, for approximately six hours.
The road closed due to hazardous conditions caused by snow, fog, and ice.
The road is likely to close and reopened periodically due to bad road conditions until the park decides to close the road for the season, which usually happens by the end of October.
Fall River Road was also closed on Wednesday and remained closed as of Thursday, Sept. 27. It is unknown when or if the road will reopen this season.
Park visitors can check for updates about the status of road closures in the park by calling 970-586-1222.
The park's webcam, located at the Alpine Visitors Center, can be viewed at nps.gov/romo/photosmultimedia/webcams.
Trail completion hike
To celebrate the completion of the Alberta-Haiyaha Trail Project, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Rocky Mountain Nature Association will be hosting a free interpretive hike along the trail at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, which is also Public Lands Day.
The four-year project to rehabilitate and improve three miles of the trail will improve user safety as well as help to maintain and reverse any degradation the trail has experienced due to a high level of use by the public.
Reservations for the interpretive hike are required and space is limited.
To reserve a spot or to learn more about the hike call 970-586-0108 or visit www.rmna.org.
Saturday evening program
The last Saturday evening program for the West side of the park is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., Oct. 6.
The Kawuneeche Visitor Center will host "Where the wild things are" with Ranger Rebecca Roland.
Join Ranger Roland for a look at the history of wildlife management in the National Park Service combined with historic photos.