Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park closed for the season

Yes, Colorado, the rumors are true: Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is officially closed for the season.

The road, which spans the entirety of the park, partially closes every year through the winter due to winter conditions of drifting snow, high winds and below-freezing temperatures that occur above 10,000 feet.

T rail Ridge Road normally opens the last week in May, weather permitting. This year, Trail Ridge Road opened on May 27. Trail Ridge Road was never meant to be an all-season road, with 11 miles about 11,500 feet, few guard rails and no shoulders.

Old Fall River Road closed for the season to vehicles on October 3, according to Patterson.

Both Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road will remain open to bicycles and leashed pets through Nov. 30. On Dec. 1, only pedestrians, snowshoers and skiers will be allowed on the road.

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