US 160 Wolf Creek Pass Maintenance Alert

November 16, 2021 - Southwestern Colorado - Closure set for Thursday to allow for helicopter operations

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close U.S. Highway 160 Wolf Creek Pass later this week on Thursday morning, Nov. 18. The lengthy closure is needed to allow for helicopter operations and preparations of avalanche mitigation equipment for the upcoming winter season.

Traffic Impacts

The one-day helicopter operations will take place for at least a two hour period on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Motorists will encounter full stops at closure points on the west side of the pass at Treasure Falls (MP 157) and near the pass summit (MP 166). Travelers should plan ahead or anticipate at least a two hour closure.  

Know Before You Go

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