Red Mountain Pass

It might be dry in town, but San Juan Mountains receive steady snowstorms

U.S. Highway 550 at Red Mountain Pass was forced to close Friday morning because of avalanche danger, and though crews were able to get the road open by the afternoon, winter storms aren’t done...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chain laws in effect for Southwest Colorado mountain passes

Chain and traction laws were in effect Monday for Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes for a snowstorm hitting the high country of Southwest Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice breaks off Red Mountain Pass, crushes and totals car

A Durango couple escaped serious injury while driving Sunday on U.S. Highway 550 over Red Mountain Pass when a large piece of ice broke off the mountainside, crushing and totaling their car....

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal Bank, Molas, Red Mountain passes reopen Saturday

Coal Bank, Molas and Red Mountain passes opened Saturday after winter storms dropped feet of snow the past few days in the San Juan Mountains. Colorado Department of Transportation reopened Red...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm closes Red Mountain Pass; work scheduled on Molas, Coal Bank passes

A snowstorm that pushed into Southwest Colorado on Thursday night strengthened Friday, creating chaotic conditions on mountain passes and forcing several road closures. As the storm reached...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies driving off Red Mountain Pass

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man died Saturday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the vehicle, a 2003 Dodge pickup, was...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mudslide cleanup causes delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass

Herald Staff Report The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning travelers of delays Tuesday on Red Mountain Pass, north of Silverton. A mudslide occurred in the area between Forest Service...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT warns about undetonated bombs from avalanche mitigation

If you come across what looks like an explosive device in the San Juan Mountains this summer, don’t touch it. The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting the word out that some explosives...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Flyover shows Red Mountain Pass buried by heavy snow, avalanches

Red Mountain Pass was closed for 19 days in March after heavy snow blanketed the highway in 3 to 4 feet of snow and triggered numerous avalanches that crossed the road. U.S. Highway 550 between...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after 20 days

After being closed nearly three weeks because of avalanche danger, U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass opened Friday morning. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass could be closed for another two weeks

Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 could be closed for two more weeks as crews work around the clock to dig out the road from heavy snowfall and avalanches. The pass between Silverton and Ouray...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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