By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – Every trip across Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is amazing, but it’s especially awesome right now as you can still find snowbanks up to 20 feet deep near the top.

Trail Ridge Road, RMNP

Deep snow remains along the sides of Trail Ridge Road. (credit: CBS4 Meteorologist Chris Spears)

An El Niño winter brought above-average snow to the region and a cool, wet spring allowed the snowpack to build well into the month of May.

But temperatures are warming quickly across Colorado even at the higher elevations where readings above 12,000 feet are nearing 50 degrees in the day and staying around freezing at night.

Trail Ridge Road, RMNP

Deep snow remains along the sides of Trail Ridge Road. (credit: CBS4 Meteorologist Chris Spears)

It will takes a few more weeks for these snowbanks to disappear but now is the time to make the trip if you hope to see them at their tallest.

Trail Ridge Road, RMNP

Deep snow remains along the sides of Trail Ridge Road. (credit: CBS4 Meteorologist Chris Spears)

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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