The Snow Poles Up On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP Are Ready For The Snow To Start Falling!



Phil and I took a ride up Trail Ridge Road the other day to see how much snow was up there. The road had been closed for about a week and we weren’t sure how long it would remain open.

We could see quite a bit of snow in the distant mountains and also where it had drifted along Trail Ridge Road.

You can see the “snow poles” along the sides of the road. These help the snowplows maneuver the road when the snow is very deep. Up top these poles are a good 10-15 feet tall. We’ve seen drifts at least that tall when spring comes.

You never know when they will close Trail Ridge Road for the season. Old Fall River Road is already closed. If you want to get that last scenic drive in, you’d better do it pretty soon before they do close the road for the winter.

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2 thoughts on “The Snow Poles Up On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP Are Ready For The Snow To Start Falling!”

  1. We seem to be, curiously, somewhat in sync with you: first frost here last night and predictions of a humdinger snow cum rain storm predicted for tomorrow. Today was glorious, sunny and a wee bit chilly.

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