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Old Fall River Road closes to vehicles for the winter

Rocky Mountain National Park has closed Old Fall River Road to vehicles.

ESTES PARK, Colo. — Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) closed for the winter season to vehicles on Monday, Oct. 4.

U.S. Forest Service (USFS) said the road will also be closed to all uses through Friday, Oct. 8 while park staff conduct road maintenance and culvert replacement.

Old Fall River Road will reopen temporarily to bicycles, leashed pets and walkers for Saturday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 11. 

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Starting Tuesday, Oct. 12, Old Fall River Road will close again to all uses for continued road maintenance through Friday, Oct. 15, according to the USFS.

On Saturday, Oct. 16, the road will reopen to bicycles, leashed pets and walkers through Nov. 30. Leashed pets and bicycles are only allowed on the road, not on side trails.

On Dec. 1, the road will revert to trail status and bicycles and leashed pets will not be allowed on the road.

RMNP and road information can be found at nps.gov/romo or at 970-586-1206.  

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