Red Mountain Pass Closure Thursday Morning

1/11/23 Wednesday 3:30 pm

 ― Winter Travel Alert ―

US 550 Red Mountain Pass to close for winter maintenance operations

Southwest Colorado — CDOT will perform winter maintenance operations on US 550 Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray tomorrow morning, Thurs., Jan. 12. Crews will close the highway at 6:30 a.m. with a lengthy closure expected for much of the morning. Regional travelers should plan ahead, allow for extra travel time, or arrive and drive through the closure points before 6:30 a.m.

Northbound travelers will encounter a closed gate near Ironton Park (MP 87). Southbound travelers will encounter a closed gate just south of Ouray (MP 91). Do not attempt to bypass the closed gates.

Visit for the latest information on road closures and conditions. Travelers should be aware that during the winter season, snow conditions may require maintenance work and safety closures at any time on many southwest Colorado highways. Be aware that extended closures may be necessary should unusual circumstances or conditions arise.




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