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.
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.
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 to #RMNP is now open to vehicles on the east side of Rainbow Curve. On the west side, Trail Ridge Rd is open to Milner Pass. You can walk or cycle in front of the gates, but not in front of the signs posted by the roads team. Do not park on the road – vehicles will be ticketed or towed. pic.twitter.com/qOK2Tq7jSQ
— RockyNPS (@RockyNPS) May 26, 2022
Trail Ridge Road received several inches of snow during last week’s snowstorm.
RMNP visitors are encouraged to call (970) 586-1222 for Trail Ridge Road status.