Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mountain passes start to close

Trail Ridge Road, which crosses a 12,183-foot pass in Rocky Mountain National Park closed for the season Sunday. Mount Evans is closed too. That leaves just a few seasonal roads still open.

Independence Pass is still open after the weekend snow. It is scheduled to stay open until Nov. 7 — the established annual closure date for the pass — but oftentimes, they wind up locking the gates early. Last year it closed on
Last year, CDOT closed the pass after a storm Oct. 20. The pass usually reopens by late May.

That pretty much just leaves Cottonwood Pass between Buena Vista and Crested Butte (sorta). It usually closes right about now and opens in late May.

1 comment:

Teleken said...

Independence is my backcountry skiing playground I hope it closes early due to snow.