High-elevation Cottonwood Pass road opens for the season | SummitDaily.com

High-elevation Cottonwood Pass road opens for the season

A steady stream of traffic makes its way over Cottonwood Pass between Glenwood Springs and Gyspum.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

Cottonwood Pass — which runs from Gypsum to the Roaring Fork Valley — is now open and will remain open through the fall, conditions permitting. 

Cottonwood Pass drivers are urged to use caution when driving this road. Traffic and weather can have a significant impact on road conditions. Furthermore, portions of the road are not paved, and there are many sharp turns and steep drop-offs. 

Regulations prohibit travel on portions of Cottonwood Pass for oversized vehicles without a permit. Any vehicle that exceeds 8 feet 6 inches in width, 14 feet 6 inches in height and 35 feet in length will require a permit to travel over Cottonwood Pass. 

An announcement will be made when Cottonwood Pass closes in the fall. For more information, call the Eagle County Road & Bridge Department at 970-328-3540 or email road@eaglecounty.us

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