HWY 550 Remains Closed

Jan 15th @ 10:15 am in News by katymitchel

US 550 over Red Mountain Pass will remain closed at least through the weekend, due to continuous rockfall at MM 90, two miles south of Ouray. There’s still no estimate for reopening the pass beyond this weekend, though more will be known by Friday as removal work gets underway. The alternate routes are, From Ouray to Durango you can use SH 62 from Ridgway over Dallas Divide, SH 145 over Lizard Head Pass, then US 160, for a trip of 168 miles (a 98-mile detour). The average daily traffic count on Red Mountain Pass is 2,200. San Miguel Power will remove the downed power pole as well as loose wire on the mountainside.