ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is now open for the season and called a “significant milestone in the recovery of the flood of 2013,” according to park officials.

Sen. Cory Gardner, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and Federal Highways Administration Division Director Ric Suarez joined park superintendent Vaughn Baker to open Old Fall River Road Thursday morning, according to park spokesperson Kyle Patterson.

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“In September of 2013, Rocky Mountain National Park received a record amount of rainfall. Damage in the park was wide spread on the east side of the Continental Divide,” Patterson said in a statement. “Damage was extensive on Old Fall River Road and the Alluvial Fan area.”

The road has been closed since the flooding in 2013.

Old Fall River Road after the flooding in 2013 (credit:

Old Fall River Road after the flooding in 2013 (credit:

The Federal Highways Administration funded the $4 million project.

The narrow one-way 9.4-mile road was built between 1913 and 1920. It’s normally open from the Fourth of July to early October.

Additional Information From Rocky Mountain National Park

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