Trail Conditions

Road conditions in RMNP can change quickly, follow @RockyNPS on Twitter for road status updates

Due to weather and adverse conditions, roads in Rocky Mountain National Park may close at any time. Colorado Traction Control Law may be implemented as conditions require. For the latest road status updates, follow us on Twitter @RockyNPS.

Trail Ridge Road Status

Trail Ridge Road (Hwy 34) through the park is closed for the season to all through vehicles. Locations of closures will vary based on weather and road conditions. Recorded status line (970) 586-1222

East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fire Closures: View Fire Information Area Closures

Trail Closures

East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fire Closures

  • Some park trails and areas remain closed due to fire impacts. Park staff will continue to assess these areas for safety and downed trees, being mindful of high winds that occur this time of year causing more trees to fall. Learn more here.
 

Trail Conditions

Most park trails are icy and snowpacked. Traction devices and poles are recommended. Depending on your destination, and whether there has been recent snowfall, it may be wise to carry snowshoes. Be prepared for windy weather with blowing and drifting snow. Route-finding is important. For additional trail information please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on weekends.

Many lakes (for example, Bear Lake and Sprague Lake) may appear frozen but there could be open water at inlets, outlets, and along edges. Ice there may not be firm enough to walk on.

Any Time of Year: Choose Your Destination Wisely. Always tell someone where you’re going, where you will be parked, what your intended route is, when you plan to be back home; and then let them know when you return.

Approximately 30,000 acres or 9 percent of RMNP has been impacted by the East Troublesome and Cameron Peak Fires. Some park trails remain temporarily closed due to the level of fire impacts and ongoing safety assessments. This website is updated as trails reopen. Please see the link above

A link to the Longs Peak Conditions Report is above, including information on the Keyhole Route Conditions, plus conditions to hike to Chasm Lake.


REMEMBER, PETS ARE PROHIBITED ON ALL RMNP TRAILS, TUNDRA  AND MEADOW AREAS

Taken from https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/trail_conditions.htm