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Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is open for the season! It is the highest continuous paved road in the United States with the highest elevation of 12,183 feet. It closes in the fall because of all of the snow and opens again around Memorial Day.

We took a drive up there soon after it opened yesterday. It was just spectacular! The snow drifts are humongous and get up to about 30 feet.

 

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The Alpine Visitor’s Center is not open yet because it is still covered with snow. They hope to open it next week. I took this photograph from the road. You can see where they have started to dig it out. You can just see the top of the roof. Amazing, huh?

 

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If you’re in the area in the next few weeks or anytime, the drive up Trail Ridge Road is not to be missed. The views are just amazing!

 

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2 Responses to “Trail Ridge Road in RMNP Is Open And The Snowdrifts Are Huge!”

  1. Carol McAllister Jones says:

    I still am in awe how amazing that is. When my husband and I were there 2 summers ago I wondered what those poles were and I was told it was to keep the snow plows from driving off of the mountain . What a job!

  2. Manny says:

    Absolutely spectacular snow walls, Mel…,Nature does present formidable challenges to us which allows us to become conscious and to exercise our creativity to its full potential.

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