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Crews work to clear 2-5 foot snowdrifts from Trail Ridge Road – CBS Denver

ROCKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Colorado (CBS4) – Crews are still clearing massive snowdrifts from Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park in an effort to open the road for the season. Typically, crews work to open the road in time for Memorial Day weekend, but that doesn’t always happen.

(credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

The road is above 10,000 feet which means it is not an all season road. Snow plow operators plow 2 to 5 foot rock cut drifts at the Alpine Visitor Center, which is located at 11,796 feet.

(credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

The road was partially open Thursday. It was open to vehicles on the east side of Rainbow Curve. On the west side, Trail Ridge Rd is open to Milner Pass.

Trail Ridge Road received several inches of snow during last week’s snowstorm.

(credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

RMNP visitors are encouraged to call (970) 586-1222 for Trail Ridge Road status.