Wolf Creek Pass

Durango man survives plunge off Wolf Creek Pass, night in backcountry

A 36-year-old Durango man survived driving off Wolf Creek Pass, rolling 700 feet down a steep mountainside and spending a night injured in the backcountry before being rescued last week. “I didn’t...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Ski Area making moves to reopen before season’s over

If you’re craving spring skiing, good news might be on the way: Wolf Creek Ski Area is making moves in the hopes of reopening for a few weeks before the snow is all gone. “I think it’s time to let...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public fears billionaire’s influence in land swap near Pagosa Springs

A proposed land exchange between wealthy property owners near Pagosa Springs and the U.S. Forest Service seems like a foregone conclusion, according to nearly 3,000 people who submitted public...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after blizzard conditions

Wolf Creek Pass closed Friday morning for blizzard conditions around the high mountain pass east of Pagosa Springs. It reopened at 1:30 p.m. The pass was closed from Treasure Falls, mile post 159,...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property owners request land exchange with Forest Service

A handful of property owners northeast of Pagosa Springs who want more room to ranch and recreate are requesting a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service. The proposal would give the Forest...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car goes hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass after driver falls asleep

The occupants of a car that went an estimated 300 to 400 feet off Wolf Creek Pass after the driver fell asleep are expected to survive – thanks to seat belts. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation groups challenge road access for Village at Wolf Creek

A coalition of environmental groups Tuesday filed a challenge of the U.S. Forest Service’s approval last year to grant road access to the Village at Wolf Creek, a decision that ultimately paves the...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cameras, real-time communication could make Wolf Creek Pass safer

New traffic safety improvements planned for Wolf Creek Pass moved a step closer to reality Monday when the federal government granted the project $2.4 million. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several mountain passes closed Friday morning in Southwest Colorado

Several mountain passes were closed Friday morning across Southwest Colorado for avalanche mitigation. Passes closed as of 5 a.m. Friday included: Coal Bank and Molas passes north of Durango on...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain passes begin to reopen Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

Some mountain passes in the Southwest Colorado reopened Wednesday afternoon as the latest winter storm moves through the region. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on Wolf Creek Pass kills man

Drugs, alcohol and excessive speed are considered factors in a crash on Wolf Creek Pass earlier this week that killed a 24-year-old man, according to Colorado State Patrol. CSP said in a news...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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