Those of you hoping to mountain bike during the upcoming holiday weekend in Colorado’s high country just as well leave the bike home and bring skis or snowshoes. The snow this season has been unusual in the Colorado high country. A SNOTEL snowpack update map has us at 232% of normal as of May 25th. That is a lot of snow.
Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved highway in the United States, will remain closed for Memorial Day this year. The holiday weekend is the traditional opening of the road for the summer season. Just a week ago, the Estes Park Gazette reported that a snowstorm produced 17-foot drifts.
It doesn’t matter if you ski, ride, run or paddle – be safe and enjoy your holiday weekend.