U.S. 160 Wolf Creek Pass: Closure set for Thursday to allow for helicopter operations


Note: This story was updated to reflect the closure time accurately.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close U.S. 160 Wolf Creek Pass on Thursday morning, Nov. 18. The lengthy closure is needed to allow for helicopter operations and preparations of avalanche mitigation equipment for the upcoming winter season.

The one-day helicopter operations will take place for at least a two-hour period on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Motorists will encounter full stops at closure points on the west side of the pass at Treasure Falls (MP 157) and near the pass summit (MP 166). Travelers should plan ahead or anticipate at least a two hour closure.