It's closing again for the winter season.
Change your weekend plans and head for the mountains. Rocky Mountain National Park has reopened Old Fall River Road after the road was closed on September 5 due to the Cameron Peak Fire. The road will only be open for a few more days as the Old Fall River Road will close again October 5 for the winter season.
Rocky Mountain National Park officials strongly recommend any visitors research current conditions, closures, and park entrance procedures before heading to the park.
According to the park's release, there are still closures (including campsites) in the following locations: Mummy Pass Trail, Commanche Peak Trail, Mirror Lake Trail, Poudre River Trail, Crater Trail, Colorado River Trail, Red Mountain Trail, Grand Ditch Access, Skeleton Gulch Trail, Thunder Pass Trail, Little Yellowstone Trail, and Holzwarth Historic Site access beyond the historic site.
There are also cross country travel zones that are currently closed, including Cascade Creek, Cache La Poudre, South Cache La Poudre, Hague Creek, and Mosquito Creek.
"Opened in 1920, Old Fall River Road earned the distinction of being the first auto route in Rocky Mountain National Park offering access to the park's high country. In the minds of many park visitors, the relatively subtle old route remains foremost. Unlike Trail Ridge Road, which is well known for being the highest continuous paved road in the nation, the Old Fall River Road is a much more 'motor nature trail.'"
While there are no guardrails on this road, Old Fall River Road is safe and primarily surfaced with gravel. Old Fall River Road was the route traveled long ago by hunters. The road joins Trail Ridge Road near the Alpine Visitors Center.
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