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.