Gothic Opening Updates

Road Status:  OPEN

Update 5/24/2022 – 2:00 pm

The county has opened the road.

Update 5/24/2022 – 1 pm

The county has let us know that the road will open today, mid to late afternoon. 

Update 5/20/2022 – 1:00 pm

The county has indicated, without many details, that the road will likely open by May 26th.

Update 5/17/2022 – 3:30 pm

This morning the County plowed the road past the East River Bridge and on to Gothic.  Their crew observed damage to the guardrail and some concrete on the bridge.  They are bringing engineers out on Thursday to inspect the bridge, and the County expects to receive the report sometime next week.  The road will not open before the County reviews that report and any recommendations therein.   The County is doing all they can to expedite the process.  We don’t have enough information to make firm projections on the road opening date, but the earliest date would be late next week, and that assumes repairs are unnecessary.  We will post updates here as we learn more.

In the meantime, please plan accordingly.  We have some parking at the Mt. Crested Butte base area for individuals scheduled to arrive next week.

If you have questions about logistics, please contact Brett or Katie at 

There have been a number of years where the road opened beyond June 1, and sometimes much later.  We’ll figure it out!


Update 10/3/2022

Cattle Update: 

Last Updated 10/3/2022

There will be a lot of cows in Gothic and south of Gothic this week. An upvalley gate is being opened today (Monday) and we are expecting a slow drift of mother cows and calves through town over the next 4 to 5 days. Weather permitting, the ranchers will move the rest of the cattle through Gothic on Wednesday. On Thursday they will likely be taken down to the private land south of Gothic. Occasionally cows get stuck inside the RMBL fenceline. The staff may try to get them out onto the road when they can, but it’s not an emergency. Don’t chase the cows. Let the staff move them. When the cattle are on the road, please let them move naturally up and down the road. Don’t push the cattle when they are on the road. Let them drift and move at their own pace. The take-home is that the cattle are part of the landscape in the fall. We want to give the cows space and let them move naturally at their own pace.

Please drive slowly on Gothic road this week, especially on Wednesday and Thursday as the cattle drive goes down Gothic Road. If you get stuck in the cattle drive, go slowly and follow the directions of the ranchers. In Gothic, the gates are closed this week. For all other gates up and down valley, leave gates as you find them. If you have questions about cattle reach out to the Admin office ( or the Science Director (


Dining Hall:  Closed

Last Updated 9/21/2022

Admin Office Location:  Open in Gothic, 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday

Last Updated 9/21/2022

Shipping Address:  Gothic (UPS or Fed-Ex) or Post Office (USPS)

Last Updated 5/24/2022 – 2:30 pm

Mail & Shipping Information – Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (

Water to Summer Cabins:  Safe to drink, In the process of shutting down the summer system

Last Updated 9/21/2022

Shower House:  OPEN

Last Updated 5/18/2022 – 3 pm

Laundry Room:  OPEN

Last Updated 6/1/2022

Internet to Summer Cabins:  ON

Last Updated 6/3/2022 – 10:00 am

If your cabin does not have working wi-fi, please email

Computer Lab & Printing:  OPEN

Last Updated 6/14/2022 – 6 pm

Visitor Center:  CLOSED

Last Updated 10/3/2022