For up-to-date and further information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 970-944-2527.
Colorado Highway 149 is open year-round and is well-maintained by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Before traveling, please check on current conditions for Highway 149 and all Colorado highways.
Note that for June 2016, there will be construction on Slumgullion Pass. This will leave only one lane operating and a pilot car to follow. Delays are estimated between 30 and 45 minutes. Our recommendation is to plan your trip coming through Gunnison, CO, dropping in to Lake City from the north. For any questions or specific dates of construction, call the Visitor Center at 970-944-2527.
Road conditions as of 6/13/16 -
--- The Alpine Loop is open!! Both Cinnamon and Engineer Pass are open with fair trail conditions. You should still expect to encounter some snow, mud and possibly ice, especially on Engineer Pass.
--- Mineral Creek Road, from Engineer Pass to Ouray, is open, but there is severe road damage. Proceed with caution.
--- Carson road is open to Carson town site. You cannot make it over to Heart Lake or Lost Trail Campground.
--- Nellie Creek Road up to the Uncompaghre trail head is open.
--- Both The Blue Mesa and Sapinero cutoffs are open.
Conditions may change on a daily basis! Call 970-944-2527 for the most up-to-date information.
4WD roads in our area typically close mid-Ocotber and open back up late May to mid-June.
Colorado Road Conditions Map • Hotline: 1-877-315-7623
Avalanche Conditions Website • Avalanche Hotline: 1-970-247-8187