Update: Trail Ridge Road officially closed for the season on Friday, Nov. 19.
Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park confirmed today that Trail Ridge Road has been open the last few days due to our abnormally mild, dry weather. They don’t know when storms might close the road again so suggest you call their road status phone, 970-586-1222, for the most up-to-date information. I thought it odd that the road was still open this late, but officials said the latest closing for winter was December 2, 1933. Hard to imagine. But as you can see in the picture, there’s still not much snow up top.
Based on a personal trip up there in October a few years ago, I suggest you not plan on the Alpine Visitor Center being open. By now it’s been battened down for winter. Outhouses in the parking lot should still be open. Ask the ranger as you enter the park.
One other note: There will be free admission for park visitors on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11.