Current Conditions

Trail Ridge Road, May 2022

Park Roads

What roads are in the park? Are they open? Click here for more information on park roads.

The Colorado River Trailhead in summer

Trail Conditions

What are conditions like on the park's trails?

An elk walks behind an "Area Closed" poster.

Area Closures to Protect Plants, Animals

In order to protect park resources, certain areas of the park may close throughout the year. Learn more about these closures.

A view of Smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire in 2020

Fire Information and Conditions

Fire Information and Conditions

 

Alerts

 

Recreate Responsibly

Please do not visit if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19. Park staff will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

  • Keep your distance. Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.
  • Keep it with you.
    If you brought it, take it with you. Trash pickup and restroom facilities will continue to be limited in many park areas. Follow Leave No Trace principles.
  • Know your limits.
    Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the busiest search and rescue parks in the country. Many of these incidents could be avoided with visitors planning and making responsible decisions. It is critical to make wise choices to keep our national park rangers and first responders out of harm’s way.
  • Protect wildlife.
    Obey speed limits and be aware of wildlife.

Learn more about safety at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Chaos Canyon Debris Slide Area Closure

Areas West of Lake Haiyaha Remain Closed:

Chaos Canyon is a popular area for bouldering. On June 28, 2022, a large rockslide event occurred on the south slope of Hallett Peak, resulting in sliding rock falling into Upper Chaos Canyon. Since this day, the area remains very active and numerous other smaller slides have occurred. All areas in Chaos Canyon to the west of Lake Haiyaha remain closed to all users. Entering the closure area is prohibited. There is no known time on when this closure will be lifted as the area of the rockslide continues to be highly unstable.

The hiking trail to Lake Haiyaha, Lake Haiyaha itself, and hiking trails on the north side of Hallett Peak remain open. The bouldering area in lower Chaos Canyon, on the north and east shore of the Lake Haiyaha, remains open.

 
A topographical map showing the closure area in red. In the righthand corner is a map of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Chaos Canyon Closure Area Map

NPS/Map

Last updated: August 17, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park , CO 80517

Phone:

970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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