Despite late spring snow storms, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened on schedule Friday and Independence Pass near Aspen opened on schedule Thursday.
Independence Pass near Aspen may be open as early as Memorial Day weekend, according to transportation officials.
It’s National Park Week, the annual commemoration of America’s cultural heritage and tradition of preserving sites of natural beauty and early human civilization.
Compared to 40 years ago, Colorado’s fire season is about 75 days longer.
Federal budget cuts scheduled to go into effect Friday will include a 5 percent across the board cut for all 398 of the country’s national parks.