Old Fall River Road reopens but will close for season Monday | SkyHiNews.com

Old Fall River Road reopens but will close for season Monday

Sky-Hi News staff report

Old Fall River Road has reopened in Rocky Mountain National Park, but will soon be closing to vehicles with winter approaching.

The road has been closed since Sept. 5 due to the Cameron Peak Fire. The trailhead at Chapin Pass has reopened for day use only, but some areas and trails accessed from the Chapin Pass Trailhead are still closed.    

Visitors are strongly encouraged to check current weather and fire conditions before going into the backcountry as conditions can change rapidly. Expect smoke in the area.   

Old Fall River Road will close to vehicles for the season on Monday.

Closures still exist in the following locations: Mummy Pass Trail, Commanche Peak Trail, Mirror Lake Trail, Poudre River Trail, Crater Trail, Colorado River Trail, Red Mountain Trail, Grand Ditch Access, Skeleton Gulch Trail, Thunder Pass Trail, Little Yellowstone Trail and Holzwarth Historic Site access beyond the historic site.

Closed cross country travel zones include Cascade Creek, Cache La Poudre, South Cache La Poudre, Hague Creek and Mosquito Creek. Numerous wilderness campsites are also included in this closure area. 

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