SH 149 is Open, With Pilot Car Operations During Day, Free Passage at Night

June 29, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - US 160 over Wolf Creek Opened this morning, as planned.

MINERAL/RIO GRANDE COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened US 160 over Wolf Creek Pass today at 6 a.m. to all traffic. (The road closure began on June 20 at 2:21 p.m. due to area fires.)

Because conditions could change, all travelers are urged to check road conditions ( before each planned trip. Notifications regarding a reopening of SH 149 will continue to be posted as well.

State Highway 149, between South Fork and Creede (a 22-mile stretch) is open with pilot car operations during the day, and open with a check point at night. From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., pilot cars are escorting travelers southbound on the hour, every hour. Northbound travelers are being escorted on the half hour, every hour. At night, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., motorist can proceed along the highway after stopping at a safety check points at either end; these check points are manned by the Colorado National Guard.

PLEASE NOTE: It is possible that the conditions on US 160 and SH 149 may change, depending upon fire activity. Travelers must check CDOT’s traveler information site at before making travel plans.

Information about this fire and other incidents nationwide is available at