Two days after the one year anniversary of the High Park Fire and ahead of the Waldo Canyon anniversary, Colorado’s wildfire season has started in earnest.
A large smoke plume is emerging along the Northern Front Range Tuesday afternoon. It’s likely connected to the Big Meadows Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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.