Rocky Mountain National Park closes to recreation due to flood impacts
Ryan Summerlin September 20, 2013
UPDATE 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16 — Rocky Mountain National Park remains closed to recreational use. Trail Ride Road (Highway 34) remains open to essential travel only. According to a Park information officer, weather conditions in the area have improved, but there was no indication as to when the park would re-open.
GRAND LAKE —Trail Ridge Road, or Highway 34 through Rocky Mountain National Park, has been open for essential travel only since Friday, Sept. 13.
Highway 34 is closed from the Fall River Entrance to Deer Ridge Junction. Trail Ridge Road is open from Beaver Meadows Entrance, Highway 36, through to Grand Lake. However, travelers should plan for the possibility of night closures if conditions warrant.
The rest of Rocky Mountain National Park is closed to all recreational use. This includes the backcountry, all trails, secondary roads, picnic areas, and park campgrounds.
To receive more information about Rocky Mountain National Park once phone service is restored, call the park’s Information Office at 970-586-1206.