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Cottonwood Pass opens May 15 for summer season

Eagle County permits required for some large vehicles

May 15, 2023

EAGLE COUNTY, May 15, 2023 – Cottonwood Pass in Eagle County that runs from Gypsum to the Roaring Fork Valley opens Monday, May 15. It 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, there are many sharp turns, and steep drop-offs.

Be advised that regulations prohibit travel on portions of Cottonwood Pass for over-sized vehicles without a permit. Any vehicle that exceeds 8 feet six inches in width, 14 feet six 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. For more information, contact the Eagle County Road & Bridge Department at 970-328-3540 or at road@eaglecounty.us.