More Areas Reopen in Rocky Mountain National Park After East Troublesome Fire
While the National Park Service continues to assess East Troublesome Fire damage, more of the park is now accessible, as of December 22.
The National Park Service announced via press release that on the east side of the park (near Estes Park), the popular Bierstadt Trail system has reopened, with the exception of the Mill Creek Basin area. Bierstadt Trail is accessible from the trailhead, via Bear Lake or the Park & Ride. Additionally, the Upper Beaver Meadows Trail and Moraine Park Road have reopened.
On the west side, the Lower Tonahutu Trail from Kawuneeche Visitor Center to the North Inlet Trail has reopened. You can see a full map of re-openings (and what remains closed) here.
The west side of Rocky Mountain National Park was most impacted by East Troublesome Fire in late October, which took some of the park's historic structures. Between Cameron Peak Fire and East Troublesome Fire, 30,000 acres, or nine percent, of the park was affected. You can watch a video tour of the fires' damage here.
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