Rocky Mountain National Park has announced on Facebook that Trail Ridge Road officially opened yesterday — although night closures are still in effect.
The crews who’ve worked so hard to clear the snow away from the buildings at the Alpine Visitor Center added a tip of the hat to this, Rocky’s centennial year.
This is what they faced two days ago:
Which required a lot of this:
But there were rewards to be had, like this view last night:
For current road and trail conditions in the park, see the NPS Rocky Mountain National Park website.
6 thoughts on “Trail Ridge Road opens for 2015”
Hi PT– Beautiful Sunset shot! Happy TRR is open & bet those rangers reached their cardio goals quickly digging out the visitor center. Loved the snow carving, too– this year calls for some special creativity from all areas of the Park.
Love those rangers and road crews for all they do. The sunset shot was taken, I think, by one of the first visitors up the road. It’s the sort of scene that keeps me so in love with the park.
Snow carving messages – now that’s wonderful. Hadn’t seen that before.
(so, now missing spring there, maybe fall as a possibility…but need to find where dogs can go on trails. She’ll be hard to leave behind….those doggy eyes – they know! RMNP is out, but the forests seem to allow them…not wanting to run into bears, though in a back country/ less traveled area. )
LOVE the pictures!!!
I think dogs are okay in the park if kept on leash and in parking/camping areas. But for trails you’ll have to get out into the national forest — plenty of that in the area, too. Here’s the lowdown: http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/pets.htm
And that has a link to some dog-friendly areas: http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/upload/Pets-2014.pdf
Ah, thanks for the links. Should have thought of the NPS instead of trying to google. 🙂
No problem. My dog gets carsick, so hasn’t had a chance to enjoy the mountains. My brother’s dog, however, revels in their time on the trails together.