Closure set for US 50 Monarch Pass this Wednesday evening

Winter Travel Alert

January 18, 2023 - Southwestern Colorado - The pass will close at 5 p.m., eastbound traffic will be stopped near the pass summit at Mile Point 199

South-Central Colorado - CDOT will perform winter maintenance operations today, Wed., Jan. 18, on US Highway 50 Monarch Pass. The pass will close at 5 p.m. Eastbound traffic will be stopped near the pass summit at Mile Point 199. Westbound traffic will be stopped at Maysville (MP 205). Do not attempt to bypass closed gates.

The exact time of reopening the highway is not known and the closure may last for as long as two hours. Regional travelers should plan ahead, allow for extra travel time, or arrive and drive through the gates before the designated closure time. Visit for the latest information on road closures and conditions.

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