Landslide closes Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park officials said a landslide occurred on Trail Ridge Road between Hidden Valley and Many Parks Curve on Sunday, temporarily closing the road while rocks were removed.

The closure was put in place above Hidden Valley, allowing for the removal of rocks on the road above. While Trail Ridge Road, as a transit route, remains closed until the end of May due to winter weather conditions, many stretches of Trail Ridge Road remain open to take in some of the breathtaking views that make this route so iconic. .

According to the park, a seasonal closure remains in place between the curve of many parks on the east side of the park, 8 miles from the entrance on the east side, and the Colorado River Trailhead on the west side, about 10 miles from the entrance. from Grand Lake.

Information on whether or not someone was injured in the landslide or whether the landslide caused permanent damage to the road was not disclosed.

Learn more about the current state of Trail Ridge Road by calling (970) 586-1222.

Trail Ridge Road, located along US 34, is a 48-mile stretch of road that traverses Rocky Mountain National Park, reaching a maximum elevation of 12,183 feet.

Virginia F. Goins