Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will open on Friday
Trail Ridge Road opened at the Continental Divide on Wednesday, with park officials planning to fully reopen the road on Friday.
Rocky Mountain National Park announced the opening via Twitter. The west side of the highway is open to vehicles, motorcyclists and people walking up to Milner Pass on the Continental Divide. The east side is open to Rainbow Curve all the way to Rock Cut.
Trail Ridge Road at #RMNP now open at Milner Pass / Continental Divide on the west side. Cyclists and walkers cannot pass this point. East side vehicles can go to Rainbow Curve and cyclists and walkers can go to Rock Cut. Weather and conditions permitting, the TRR opens for the season Fri 28 May. Ks pic.twitter.com/P2WdvlRYoL
– RockyNPS (@RockyNPS) May 26, 2021
Weather permitting, Rocky hopes to fully reopen the road just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
The first Trail Ridge Road to reopen was on May 7, 2002, and the last date to reopen was on June 26, 1943.
Other re-openings at Rocky include Coyote Valley, Inholder Road, Endovalley, Upper Beaver Meadows, Wild Basin, and Twin Sisters Trailhead.
Fire closures remain for the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires, including the North Inlet and Fern Lake roads. For more information, http://www.nps.gov/romo/.
Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States, reaching 12,183 feet. It traditionally opens on Memorial Day weekend and is traveled by millions of vehicles every summer.
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