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Wolf Creek Pass Overlook to close for the Winter Season

November 8, 2016 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced that the Wolf Creek Pass overlook will close for the winter season.

The overlook is located on US Highway 160 about seven miles west of the pass summit and 16 miles east of Pagosa Springs (mile point 161). The public will not be allowed to enter the overlook beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 8 with the closure continuing through the spring of 2017.

CDOT typically closes the overlook in late fall or early winter. During this scheduled closure, a maintenance crew will take the opportunity to make improvements at the overlook area.

CDOT maintenance foreman George Hudran said, “The overlook is used by many travelers to stop and take in the scenic views of the valley looking south toward Pagosa. Before we get a heavy snowfall we will remove the old chain-link fence surrounding the overlook and will install a new, sturdier steel rail fencing to enhance this popular lookout point.”      

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