Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Catching the shuttle Shuttle access only for Bear Lake Road reconstruction begins Tuesday in Rocky

May 30, 2012, 8:30 am

Bear Lake Road is one of the most popular scenic roads in Rocky Mountain National Park and provides year-round visitor access to a variety of wonderful recreational opportunities. More than 2 million visitors a year are estimated to drive on Bear Lake Road and last year over 440,000 riders took advantage of the shuttle buses along the corridor.

Visitors should expect a major construction project on Bear Lake Road this year. Beginning, May 29, through Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bear Lake Road, approximately one mile southwest of Moraine Park Visitor Center to Bear Lake, is accessible by free shuttle bus only, seven days a week. Private vehicles are allowed both directions prior to 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m. Visitors in private vehicles, who make the 9 a.m. cutoff time can leave throughout the day. All visitors, in private vehicles or shuttle buses, should expect at least two 20-minute delays both directions through the construction area, twenty-four hours a day. There are no construction delays between Park & Ride and Bear Lake. There may be night closures during the construction. Night closures will be announced at least two weeks prior to occurring.