Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the continental United States, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. This awe-inspiring road needs work that is long overdue and will occur this spring and summer. This project will focus on critical repairs such as resurfacing the road from Deer Ridge Junction to Rainbow Curve, and include six roadway slump repairs between Forest Canyon Overlook and the Colorado River Trailhead. Because Trail Ridge Road reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet, the only time to perform the work is during the summer. Please check at a park visitor center or entrance station for up-to-date information on road delays.

May 29 through June 29—Work will take place from Deer Ridge Junction to Rainbow Curve. During this phase, park visitors can expect 20 to 30 minute delays. There may be multiple areas of construction occurring concurrently and in that case the combined delay times will not exceed 60 minutes.

July 5 through the end of the season-Night Closures—Night closures, in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., will occur from Forest Canyon Overlook to Alpine Visitor Center. Night closures will begin Sunday evening and end Friday morning and will not occur on Friday and Saturday nights. Due to high traffic on Trail Ridge Road during the day, night work is the only way the road can be repaired during the summer.

Old Fall River Road—Conditions permitting, Old Fall River Road should open on June 30. Old Fall River Road will remain open at night with current one way status allowing travel from east to west only.

Cyclists—All closures apply to cyclists as well. Cyclists should be prepared for rough road conditions.