Red Mountain Pass

Mitigating avalanches no easy task on San Juan Skyway

On the morning of March 5, 1992, a massive avalanche tumbled down a slide path on Red Mountain Pass just south of Ouray, burying two Colorado Department of Transportation employees. The pair were...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

It was a close call for a couple of backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last month outside Silverton. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center posted a preliminary report Thursday with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT awarded $1.25 million for Red Mountain Pass work

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Wednesday was awarded $1.25 million to pay back funds used to repair U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass from rock and mudslide damage in summer 2018....

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel advisories take effect as storm enters Southwest Colorado

Travel advisories are in effect on Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes as a snowstorm entered the region Monday afternoon. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, chains or...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Misjudgments led to fatal avalanche on Red Mountain Pass, report says

Several misjudgments led to an avalanche that killed a backcountry skier participating in a Silverton Avalanche School course earlier this month, according to a report. The Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fatal avalanche involved students with Silverton Avalanche School

Backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last weekend, leaving one dead, were taking part in an avalanche safety course with the Silverton Avalanche School, according to the Colorado Avalanche...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers can expect lengthy closures Tuesday on Red Mountain, Wolf Creek passes

Drivers planning to traverse Red Mountain or Wolf Creek passes Tuesday in Southwest Colorado should expect delays. The Colorado Department of Transportation said avalanche-control work is required...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car goes off Red Mountain Pass on Wednesday

Another car, the second in two weeks, went off Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray on Wednesday night. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said a car went off...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after crash recovery

A Silverton man who went missing last week was found dead Tuesday after his car was discovered 600 feet off Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray. Lisa Schwantes,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray will be closed Monday

U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray will be closed for the entire day Monday. The Colorado Department of Transportation said electrical line work by San Miguel Power Association prompted...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 closures on Red Mountain expected through weekend

Four more days of lengthy closures are required for emergency cliff work on Red Mountain Pass, which will affect traffic on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, depending on snow activity....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lengthy closures expected next week on Red Mountain Pass

Drivers traveling over Red Mountain Pass will experience lengthy closures Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, while Colorado Department of Transportation crews repair cliff wall netting above U.S....

DATE: Oct. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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