Current Conditions


Trail Ridge Road, May 2022
Park Roads

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Trail Conditions

What are conditions like on the park's trails?

An elk walks behind an "Area Closed" poster.
Area Closures to Protect Wildlife

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

A view of Smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire in 2020
Fire Information and Conditions

Fire Information and Conditions


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.

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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


Last updated: October 11, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


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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