Motorists should plan for delays early Saturday morning on US 160 Wolf Creek Pass

Winter Travel Alert

March 15, 2024 - Southwestern Colorado - CDOT performs safety-critical maintenance operations beginning at 5:30 a.m.

Southwest Colorado — The Colorado Department of Transportation has scheduled critical winter maintenance operations on US Highway 160 Wolf Creek Pass for tomorrow morning at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Motorists traveling between South Fork and Pagosa Springs are urged to plan ahead, allow for extra travel time, or arrive and drive through the gates before the designated closure time.

US 160 Wolf Creek Pass Closure Locations:

  • Both eastbound and westbound motorists will encounter full stops and one extended delay of up to two hours.
  • West Closure Point: Treasure Falls (Mile Point 157), 13 miles east of Pagosa Springs
  • East Closure Point: Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area (Mile Point 167), 19 miles west of South Fork

Delay times are estimated and dependent on weather conditions as well as the extent of snow removal required to make the road safe for travelers. Visit for the latest information on road closures and conditions.

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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