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A bridge in Rocky Mountain National Park is blocked by rocks and boulders washed down from the mountainside.
Endo Valley Road in Rocky Mountain National Park was washed out by last month's historic floods.
The Bear Lake trailhead parking lot, normally so full hikers have to take a shuttle bus, was mostly empty Oct. 17.
The parking lot at Bear Lake, normally busy, had hardly any visitors Oct. 17 because of closed highways.
Jean Langel, left, and Monica Ulrich, both of Littleton, take a long-awaited hike at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park Oct. 17.
The first clouds of an approaching winter storm build over Rocky Mountain National Park Oct. 17.
Glacier Basin in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of Colorado's most stunning landscapes, but nobody could get here for long stretches of September and October.