US 160 Wolf Creek Pass opened at approximately 11:20 a.m.

Travel Advisory

January 29, 2024 - Southwestern Colorado - Motorists can expect brief delays and one-lane alternating traffic

Update - 11:20 a.m. (11/29) - Colorado Department of Transportation opened US Highway 160 between Pagosa Springs and South Fork shortly before 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday, January 29. Motorists will encounter one-lane alternating traffic while crews continue to clear rock fall debris.

A rock fall caused US 160 Wolf Creek Pass to be impassable for approximately 2.5 hours on Monday morning.

Southwest Colorado— Colorado Department of Transportation responded to a rock slide blocking all lanes of travel on US Highway 160, between Pagosa Springs and the Wolf Creek Pass summit. A highway closure was set at approximately 9:00 a.m. on January 29, near Mile Point 162. Motorists should plan for lengthy delays while crews work to clear the debris.

It is not known when the highway will reopen. Visit for the latest information on road closures and conditions.

Traffic Impacts

On Monday, January 29 motorists will encounter a closure on US 160 between Pagosa Springs and South Fork.

  • Eastbound travelers will encounter a closure near Treasure Falls (Mile Point 157)
  • Westbound travelers will encounter a closure at the Wolf Creek summit (Mile Point 167)
US 160 Wolf Creek Pass Rockfall
CDOT Photo: January 29, large boulders and rock debris cover US 160 between the summit of Wolf Creek Pass and Pagosa Springs (Mile Point 162). A highway closure was put in place at approximately 9:00 a.m. and there is no estimated time or reopening.

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:

Remember: Slow For The Cone Zone

The following tips are to help you stay safe while traveling through maintenance and construction work zones.

  • Do not speed in work zones. Obey the posted speed limits.
  • Stay Alert! Expect the unexpected.
  • Watch for workers. Drive with caution.
  • Don't change lanes unnecessarily.
  • Avoid using mobile devices such as phones while driving in work zones.
  • Turn on headlights so that workers and other drivers can see you.
  • Be especially alert at night while driving in work zones.
  • Expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
  • Allow ample space between you and the car in front of you.
  • Anticipate lane shifts and merge when directed to do so.
  • Be patient!

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