Summit County road closures and parking changes for USA Pro Challenge |

Summit County road closures and parking changes for USA Pro Challenge

The USA Pro Challenge has several stages in Summit County this year. The renowned bike race lasts for a week, with five stages in Summit County running through Silverthorne, Dillon, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Copper and Breckenridge.
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With the USA Pro Challenge quickly approaching Summit County, racers will pass through Silverthorne, Dillon, Arapahoe Basin, Copper and Breckenridge throughout the race. Expect busy streets throughout the week of Colorado’s largest spectator event, with limited parking and road closures during stages two through five in the county. For more detailed closure information, visit

TUESDAY, AUG. 18: Steamboat Springs to Arapahoe Basin

Route to Silverthorne:

Expect closures to U.S. 40 south over Rabbit Ears Pass and east to Parshall starting as early as 8:30 a.m.

Ute Pass Road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until about 3 p.m.

Expect closures on State Highway 9, from Ute Pass Road to Dillon Dam Road starting around 2:30 p.m.

Silverthorne closures:

Silverthorne police will stop traffic driving north on State Highway 9 from Silverthorne elementary around 2 p.m., to allow racers space to ride into Silverthorne. The highway should be closed for less than an hour.

Interstate 70 eastbound/westbound ramps at the Silverthorne exit will be closed starting at 2 p.m.

Dillon closures:

Lake Dillon Drive will be closed from LaBonte to Buffalo Street from 12 p.m. until about 4 p.m. Alternative routes through the town will be available before 2 p.m., with post office access from LaBonte.

Dillon Dam Road, State Highway 6, Lake Dillon Drive and West LaBonte will be closed from 2 p.m. until the race passes through town.

Route to Arapahoe Basin:

Eastbound and westbound Loveland Pass from Loveland Ski Area to the Montezuma Intersection will be closed from 1:30 p.m. until about 6 p.m.

Buses for spectators will be available from Keystone to Arapahoe Basin.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19: Copper Mountain Resort to Aspen

Copper closures:

Copper Road will be closed to all traffic except for shuttles and the Summit stage between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

*Parking note: Public parking will be free in the Alpine lot with shuttles to the Center Village. The last Copper shuttle prior to the start will run at 10:45 a.m. and will resume immediately after the race start.

Route to Aspen:

State Highway 91 south to U.S. 24 (Leadville) will be closed as early as 10:30 a.m.

Closures from U.S. 24 west to County Road 99, County Road 9 and County road 4 eastbound will last between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

U.S. 24 south, State Highway 82 and Independence Pass will also be impacted until about 5:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 20: Aspen to Breckenridge

Route to Breckenridge:

Independence Pass to U.S. 24 will be closed starting at 8:30 a.m.

Expect delays on U.S. 24 south to Buena Vista, U.S. 24 east to Antero Junction, and U.S. 285 north of Fairplay between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

State Highway 9 from Park Avenue over Hoosier Pass will be closed in both directions, starting at 2 p.m.

Breckenridge closures:

South Main Street from Ski Hill Road to Park Avenue will be closed starting at 5 a.m. No parking will be permitted.

Starting at 12 p.m., sections of the following roads will be closed: Royal Tiger Road, Hi Point Drive and County Road 503

Starting at 2 p.m., roads downtown will close in preparation for the race finish, which is estimated to take place between 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. These include Park Avenue, Ski Hill Road, North Main Street, Wellington Road and Boreas Pass Road.

*Parking Notes:

Parking will be available at the Satellite Lot at 1790 Airport Road. There will be dedicated free shuttles running downtown. On Thursday, shuttles will run every 15 to 20 minutes from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Tiger Dredge, Ice House and Schoonover Lots will be closed starting Wednesday morning, and remain closed through Friday. Parking on South Main Street will also be limited on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday’s race.

The F-Lot, Courthouse Lot, South Gondola Lot, Wellington Lot and East Sawmill Lot will close at 6 a.m. on Thursday.

FRIDAY, AUG 21: Breckenridge individual time trial

Breckenridge closures:

Main Street from Watson Avenue to Adams Avenue will remain closed until 11 p.m.

North and South Main Street from South Park Avenue to the roundabout will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highway 9 from North Main Street to Coyne Valley will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sections of the following roads will be closed from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. for the Men’s Time Trial: French Street, Wellington Road, Royal Tiger Road, Hi Point Drive, Moonstone Road, County Road 503, Boreas Pass Road, French Street, Jefferson Avenue, Watson Avenue and Ski Hill Road.

Gold Flake Terrace at Wellington and Briar Rose at Wellington will serve as crossing points for traffic, opening periodically throughout the race for traffic to cross.

Ridge Street at Jefferson will serve as a crossing point for residents and employees to access the east side of Main Street.

Access to and from the Highlands, French Creek and Wellington will be via Tiger Road through the Highlands to Highway 9 to CR 450 (Huron Road)

Park Avenue will remain open except at Airport Road, where northbound traffic will be routed to Airport Road to Coyne Valley to Highway 9.

*Parking notes:

The Tiger Dredge, Ice House, Schoonover, FLOT, S. Gondola, East Sawmill, Wellington and Courthouse Lots will remain closed.

A parking shuttle from the Satellite lot to downtown will be available between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m., running every 15 to 20 minutes.

Parking lots will reopen starting at 4 p.m.

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