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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Cottonwood Pass Open May 27th at 4pm

Cottonwood Pass Reopening Thursday, May 27th at 4:00 p.m.

Both Chaffee County and Gunnison County Sides of the Pass to be Opened

SALIDA, COLO - Chaffee County Road & Bridge Department announces its plans to reopen Cottonwood Pass on Thursday, May 27th for the summer season. Working in concert with Gunnison County Public Works Department, Road & Bridge anticipates the Pass will be cleared on both sides of the county line at 4:00 p.m. and open to vehicular traffic at that time. 

Cottonwood Pass crosses the Continental Divide at 12,120 feet, connecting Chaffee and Gunnison counties on Chaffee County Road 306 and Gunnison County Road 209. The Pass is generally closed from early October through mid-May due to heavy snow accumulation.

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