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I- 70 Daily Snow A sneaky 1-6 inches over the past 24 hours.
Cottonwood Pass opened for summer, 2020 on Wednesday May 27. When open , the pass can be accessed from Buena Vista on the east side by following Chaffee County Road 306 into Gunnison County, and from Gunnison County on the west side via Gunnison County Road 209.
Is Raton Pass closed ? Nestled among the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains, the pass is open to traffic throughout the year.
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From Sept. 1 through May 31, all commercial vehicles traveling on I- 70 between the Dotsero exit (mile point (MP) 133) and the Morrison exit (MP 259) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law.
Connecting Grand Junction to Denver is Interstate 70 that passes over the continental divide via Loveland Pass at an altitude of 11,990 ft. This is the highest point anywhere in the U.S. interstate highway system. The route is known for stretches of steep grades, twisting turns and treacherous winter conditions.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has very specific laws for driving I-70 during winter . To start, there’s the Traction Law), which states that “motorists must have either snow tires, tires with the mud/snow (M+S) designation, or a four-wheel/all-wheel drive vehicle.”
Additionally, take some advice from the experts: Always wear your seat belt (everyone in the vehicle should be buckled up). Slow down! Use your low-beam headlights in bad weather, especially where snow is falling or blowing heavily. Don’t use cruise control. Leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
Courtesy CDOT Interstate 70 reopened to traffic early on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon early Monday.
When open , the pass can be accessed from Buena Vista to the east by following Chaffee County Road 306. Near the summit, the road name changes to Gunnison County Road 209 as it continues to the west, passing near Taylor Park Reservoir and continuing down into the town of Almont.
Raton Pass is a National Historic Landmark and is located along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail , a unit of the National Park Service. Raton Pass is located five miles north of Raton, NM and is accessible by car via Route I-25. The Raton Museum is located at 108 2nd Street, Raton, NM .
SOUTHWEST CDOT UPDATE: US 550 Red Mountain Pass is now open . Avalanche control operations have been completed.