Rocky Mountain National Park's Bierstadt trail system reopens after wildfire

Rocky Mountain National Park officials continue to reopen areas closed since the East Troublesome Fire shut down the entire park two months ago, with this week marking the fifth in a series of staged reopenings that began on Nov. 5.

On the east side of the park, the Bierstadt trail system reopened and can be accessed from Bear Lake, the Bierstadt Lake trailhead and the park-and-ride shuttle stop. The two trails that drop into Mill Creek Basin are still closed.

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The Moraine Park Road reopened to the Fern Lake winter turnaround, but the Fern Lake Road, Fern Lake trail and Cub Lake trail remain closed. The Upper Beaver Meadows trail reopened to the Moraine Park area, but the Beaver Mountain trail and the Ute trail from Upper Beaver Meadows remain closed.

On the west side of the park, the North Inlet trail near Grand Lake has reopened to Cascade Falls. Trail Ridge Road is closed for the winter.

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