Good thing you’re not in a wagon train trying to get over the mountains

A campsite at Rocky Mountain National Park has received about 2 ½ feet of snow from a powerful spring storm that’s moving across Colorado.

Rocky Mountain National Park. Jan. 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)nature; rocky mountain national park; snowshoe; hike; winter; weather; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado;

 

Rocky Mountain National Park. Jan. 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) nature; rocky mountain national park; snowshoe; hike; winter; weather; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado;
Rocky Mountain National Park. Jan. 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A campsite at Rocky Mountain National Park has received about 2 ½ feet of snow from a powerful spring storm that’s moving across Colorado.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the Glacier Basin Campground at an elevation of 8,500 feet had 31 inches on the ground Thursday afternoon, and it is still snowing heavily. Similar amounts were reported in the mountain towns of Ward and Allenspark south of the national park.

All roads on the park’s east side were closed Thursday because of the heavy snow.