Trail Ridge Road is open for the season |

Trail Ridge Road is open for the season

Cars pass through a canyon of snow on top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, on Sunday, May 29.
Sally DiSciullo / Special to the Sky-Hi News |

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 28. However, due to melting snow on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, nightly closures will begin at 8 p.m. until conditions change.

Historically, Trail Ridge Road opens on Memorial Day weekend.

In 2015 the road opened on May 29. The earliest the road has opened was on May 7, 2002.

Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the US and climbs to 12,183 feet. The road connects the towns of Grand Lake and Estes Park.

Listen to road conditions at 970-586-1222. Park staff update the recorded line during and after regular office hours, when the road status changes.

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