If you’ve lived in Colorado for a while, you know Memorial Day weekend is typically when crews manage to plow through the winter’s snow and ice to reopen Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.
This year is a little different.
According to an update from Rocky Mountain National Park’s Facebook page, recent weather has put a dent in making the iconic drive.
“The road was in great shape before the recent storm, but after the set-back of plowing out other roads, crews have recently started back up on Trail Ridge Road,” the park wrote on Facebook.
Crews say it’s too soon to predict whether it will reopen this weekend, but they’re trying to make it happen.
If you’re heading up to the park this weekend, you can receive updates on the road’s status by calling 970-586-1222.
Trail Ridge Road covers 48 miles between Estes Park and Grand Lake. Eleven miles of this “highway to the sky” are above treeline – and it crests at 12,183 feet.