Plowing at 11,796 feet: Crews reach a buried Alpine Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park | SummitDaily.com

Plowing at 11,796 feet: Crews reach a buried Alpine Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bryce Martin bmartin@skyhinews.com
Looking behind the Trail Ridge Store on May 15 inside Rocky Mountain National Park.
Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators came across fully buried buildings late Wednesday when they reached the Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store.

At an elevation of 11,796 feet, park staff are used to the buildings being under snow, but this year there was much more.

Additional snow is forecast for higher elevations later this weekend and through early next week. Given the forecast, as well as the snow amounts, it’s too soon to tell whether Trail Ridge Road will be open by Memorial Day weekend to vehicles, according to the park.

Winter’s over and the snowplow crews are back to work, getting ready for the summer season.

But how does the park prepare for the winter? Read all about it by clicking on this link.


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