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Old Fall River Road reopens in RMNP

Old Fall River Road has been closed since Sept. 5 due to the Cameron Peak Fire.

ESTES PARK, Colo. — Old Fall River Road has reopened in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and will remain open until further notice.

The road had been closed since Sept. 5 due to the Cameron Peak Fire in Larimer County.

The Cameron Peak Fire is now the third-largest wildfire in Colorado history. The fire has burned through 126,251 acres and was 42% contained as of Sunday, Oct. 4.

The road was scheduled to close Monday, Oct. 5, but officials said the road will now remain open until further notice.

Beginning in 2016, Old Fall River Road has traditionally been closed the first Monday in October for the season to vehicles.  After winterization road maintenance occurs, the road reopens to bicyclists and pedestrians until Dec. 1, when it reverts to winter trail status, according to park officials.

Officials have also announced the trailhead at Chapin Pass has closed again due to forecast weather conditions on the Cameron Peak Fire.

Closures still exist in the following locations:

  • Mummy Pass Trail
  • Chapin 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
  • Holzwarth Historic Site access beyond the historic site

Closed cross country travel zones:

  • Cascade Creek
  • Cache La Poudre
  • South Cache La Poudre
  • Hague Creek
  • Mosquito Creek

Numerous wilderness campsites are also included in this closure area, according to RMNP park officials.

For further information on Rocky Mountain National Park, visit nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at 970-586-1206.

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