Spring is here or at least it is somewhere!
Visitors should always be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Temperatures in the mountains typically fluctuate as weather patterns change, especially at the higher elevations.
If you're thinking about going up to Trail Ridge Rd., (featured above) keep in mind that the road is still closed for the season and usually doesn't open until late May. However, if you have never visited Trail Ridge Rd. here are some interesting facts. -48 miles long
-Highest elevation, 12,183 feet
-Normally windy and 20 to 30 degrees colder than Estes Park or Grand Lake
-See Wyoming to the north, the Great Plains on the east, the Rockies on the south and west
-See elk, pikas, marmots, ptarmigans and bighorn sheep
-200 species of tiny alpine plants with a 40 day growing season
-Crosses the Continental Divide at Milner Pass
Be sure to visit our web site for more detailed information about weather conditions and road reports. www.nps.gov/romo
Photo by @jared_burson
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