This was the scene yesterday at the Alpine Visitor Center (elev.11,798 ft.) on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. My guess is that if crews have time to do this to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, the road is clear, or nearly so. It is scheduled to open for the season tomorrow and I’m betting it will. However, we do have thunderstorms in our forecast today, and that could mean snow at higher elevations. One really never knows for sure in Colorado.
For those thinking of making the drive this weekend, the road status line is 970-586-1222.
Media Day this year was May 12, two weeks ago, and Estes Park News submitted this report: