Travel Center

Winter Driving

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Colorado's winter driving conditions can change from sunny to blowing snow within an hour. Make sure you’re prepared for any situation by using the information on this page to get to your destination safer, faster and better every time.

CDOT has partnered with tire companies statewide to offer motorists discounts on a set of new tires so you can stay safe all winter.

Think of tires as your lifeline in a car; the few square inches of rubber contacting the pavement is all that’s between you and potential trouble. Are your tires winter ready?

Did you know that there are traction and chain laws for passenger vehicles? Avoid the fines by making sure your car is ready.

Planning a drive along I-70? Tune in to CDOT’s live streaming traffic broadcast on for the most up-to-date and accurate travel info.

During peak travel times, CDOT will open the new I-70 Mountain Express Lanes. These lanes are unlike any other in the state, so understand the lane before you use it.
Frustrated about why you’re stopped? Your trip will actually be safer and not as delayed as you may think.

Snow plows need space to work, so unless you want to cause an accident, delays or be stuck on a snow-covered road, don't crowd the plow!

Get weekly I-70 travel forecasts and exclusive Peak Time Deals for restaurants, lodging and activities along the Mountain Corridor from our partners at the I-70 Coalition. Learn more at

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