US 160 Wolf Creek Pass to close early Saturday morning for maintenance 


Motorists will encounter brief highway closures during the early morning hours on Saturday, Feb. 3, along southwest Colorado mountain corridors forecasted to accumulate several inches of snow overnight.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) scheduled critical winter maintenance operations on U.S. 160 Wolf Creek Pass and Colo. 145 Lizard Head Pass. Travelers are urged to plan ahead, allow for extra travel time, or arrive and drive through the gates before the designated closure times.

CDOT is continuing to monitor safety concerns including avalanche danger along southwest and south-central mountain passes and additional closures may occur throughout this storm system. Visit for the latest information on road closures and conditions. 

US 160 Wolf Creek Pass, closure begins at 5:30 a.m. 

Both eastbound and westbound motorists will encounter full stops and a delay of up to two hours. Motorists are urged to allow for extra travel time or seek alternate routes.

  • West closure point: Treasure Falls (mile point 157), 13 miles east of Pagosa Springs.
  • East closure point: Wolf Creek Pass Ski Area (mile point 167), 19 miles west of South Fork.