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Trail Ridge Road opens for 2015

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.

Photo: Maki Jackson-k

This is what they faced two days ago:

(NPS photo/VIP Pauley)

Which required a lot of this:

(NPS photo/VIP Pauley)

But there were rewards to be had, like this view last night:

Bryce Bradford, Longmont, Colo.

For current road and trail conditions in the park, see the NPS Rocky Mountain National Park website.

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