ESTES PARK, Colo. —
Sure, it might still technically be summer, but that doesn’t mean you can ever rule out snow in Colorado.
The famous Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park closed at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday due to snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast for areas over 10,000 feet, according to park spokesperson Kyle Patterson.
By 8 a.m. Thursday, the high elevation road had reopened and will "remain open as long as weather and conditions permit," Rocky NPS said in a tweet.
The video above shows what Trail Ridge Road looked like in May.
Trail Ridge Road covers 48 miles between the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park and the west side near Grand Lake. It tops out at 12,183 feet -- and spends a great deal of time above treeline.
The road closes during the winter and typically reopens on Memorial Day weekend.
Old Fall River Road -- another high altitude adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park -- also temporarily closed due to the storm. The 9-mile stretch of road reopened shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday
The first day of fall is on Sept. 23, but this is Colorado: always expect the unexpected.
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