Colorado's winter driving conditions can change from sunny to blowing snow within an hour or two. Be prepared at all times, but especially in winter. Know road conditions, know your vehicle, use proper driving techniques for the conditions you find, and have the right emergency gear and equipment along.
- Road and Weather Conditions
- Travel Advisory - Alerts and Restrictions
- Chain Up Tips Fact Sheet for Commercial Vehicles
- Chain Up Tips Fact Sheet for Passenger Vehicles
- Map of Colorado Chain Up Stations
- Change Your Peak Drive - I-70 Winter Safety
Heavy Tow - Quick Clearance Program
CDOT’s Heavy Tow or Quick Clearance winter program provides standby heavy wreckers at strategic locations along I-70, between Floyd Hill and Vail Pass. The program provides benefits that far outweigh the cost. For more information click here.
I-70 West Traffic Management
In order to improve the safety, reliability, and mobility of the I-70 corridor, CDOT plans to employ several strategies to help motorists travel during the winter season. More...
Every winter, CDOT regularly monitors and controls 278 of the 522 known avalanche paths in Colorado to help mitigate and prevent avalanches from impacting Colorado highways. More...
Winter Tire Tips and Chain Laws for Drivers
EQUIP YOUR CAR WITH SAFE WINTER TIRES
Bald or worn tires cannot grip the road and can be extremely hazardous – think of tires as your lifeline in a car; the few square inches of rubber contacting the pavement is all that is between you and potential trouble
WANT TO KNOW IF YOU NEED NEW TIRES? TAKE THE QUARTER TEST!
FOLLOW COLORADO’S CHAIN LAWS
When a Chain Law is in effect for passenger vehicles under 26,000 gross vehicle weight, you must have: