More sad winter news: Trail Ridge Road is open and Keystone is closed

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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You are free to drive through the highest parts of Rocky Mountain National Park and experience its stupid wondrous sights just about whenever you want, except at night, because the usual icy tundra just refuses to arrive.

A National Parks Service webcam shows marginal amounts of snow on Nov. 1, 2016 from the Alpine Visitors Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. (NPS)

A National Parks Service webcam shows marginal amounts of snow on Nov. 1, 2016 from the Alpine Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. (NPS)

The road closes around Oct. 23 in an average year, but we’re not in uncharted territory just yet.

Trail Ridge officially closed for the season on Nov. 4 the last two winters. The latest closing in recent years was Nov. 6, which happened in 2003 and 2008.

Meanwhile, Keystone Resort has pushed back opening day by one week, from Nov. 4 to Nov. 11.

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