Winter maintenance operations set for Friday, Dec. 18, on US 50 Monarch Pass

Travel Advisory

December 17, 2020 - Southwestern Colorado

CDOT will perform winter maintenance operations on US 50 Monarch Pass tomorrow afternoon, Fri., Dec. 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Work will take place near the Monarch Ski Area on the east side of the pass.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists will encounter a lengthy two-hour delay. Please be aware this delay may be extended should unusual circumstances arise.

Eastbound traffic will be stopped at the top of Monarch Pass, MP 199. Westbound traffic will be stopped at the chain up station in Garfield, just east of Monarch Mountain ski area, MP 205. 

Skiers are urged to depart the ski area by 4:00 p.m., if planning to travel eastbound toward Poncha Springs and beyond.

Know Before You Go

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include: