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Rocky Mountain National Park Storm Totals: Roughly 4 Feet


If you're heading to Rocky Mountain National Park this week you just might want to pack some snowshoes or skis. This past weekend's snowstorm dumped roughly 4 feet of snow in the park!

Park officials say the Bear Lake Road reopened on Saturday, April 18, at approximately 3:30 p.m. Snowplow operators were also able to get Trail Ridge Road open to Many Parks Curve by 2:50 p.m. on Saturday.

The total snow measurement after the storm at Bear Lake (elevation 9, 475 feet) was 44 inches, and it's probably safe to say more fell at higher elevations.

Backcountry users have reported seeing both natural and human triggered avalanches. Visitors are encouraged to be familiar with current avalanche dangers.


Our forecast by the end of the week is near record highs (Denver: Thurs-Fri 81 degrees), which means fast run-off. Most of the ground is decomposed granite, so the moisture doesn't stick around long.
This means there will still be high fire danger for those of your visiting our state.
Please pack your common sense, leave your brain engaged, and don't forget to go home after your vacation.

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