Highway in alpine tundra. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Photo Credit: haveseen (iStock).

Trail Ridge Road, file photo. Photo Credit: haveseen (iStock).

According to authorities at Rocky Mountain National Park, a rock slide occurred on Trail Ridge Road on Sunday between Hidden Valley and the Many Parks Curve, temporarily closing the road while rocks were removed.

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

According to the park, a seasonal closure remains in place between the Many Parks Curve on the east side of the park, 8 miles from the east side entrance and the Colorado River Trailhead on the west side, approximately 10 miles from the Grand Lake entrance.

Information about whether or not anyone was injured during the rock slide or if the rock slide caused permanent damage to the road were not released.

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

Trail Ridge Road, found along US 34, is a 48-mile stretch of roadway that travels through Rocky Mountain National Park, reaching a maximum elevation of 12,183 feet.

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Spencer McKee is OutThere Colorado's Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to hike, rock climb, and trail run.


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