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Part Of Trail Ridge Road Is Open Following Weeks Of Plowing

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) - Trail Ridge Road is open - partly! Rocky Mountain National Park announced the road is open to Milner Pass only, on the west side of the park.

RMNP Snowplow operator above Milner Pass on May 9, 2019 Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park
Snowplow operator above Milner Pass on May 9, 2019. (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

There was doubt the road would open by the Memorial Day weekend like in years past. Snowplow drivers have been working day after day to clear feet of snow from a very active winter.

RMNP 4 (E side of Trail Ridge Road near upper Hidden Valley late April, Courtesy RMNP)
A Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow augers through a bank of snow on the east side of the Continental Divide in late April. (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

Other mountain passes remain closed because of the amount of snow and possibly debris covering the roads.


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