Rocky Mountain National Park opens more areas after East Troublesome fire

Two more areas of Rocky Mountain National Park will reopen Saturday after being closed three weeks ago due to the East Troublesome fire.

On the east side of the park, the Beaver Meadows entrance on U.S. 36 will reopen to Deer Ridge Junction, according to a press release from the park. Visitors should be aware that ongoing road construction on that road will resume on Monday, potentially resulting in 20-minute delays during daytime hours.

The East Inlet Trail and East Shore Trail on the west side of the park have reopened, but the Grand Lake entrance remains closed. The North Inlet Trail and Sun Valley Trail are closed because of fire impact and safety concerns.

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Parts of the park reopened last week, including Wild Basin, Longs Peak, Lily Lake, Twin Sisters, Lumpy Ridge, the Fall River entrance on U.S. 34 to Many Parks Curve and Endovalley Road. Old Fall River Road was opened to bicycles, leashed pets and walkers.

Much of the east side of the park remains closed, including Bear Lake Road, Upper Beaver Meadows Road, the North Boundary Trail, the North Fork Trail, Mummy Pass, Stormy Pass, Comanche Peak and Mirror Lake trails.

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