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The seasonal road closure of Cottonwood Pass, CR306 in Chaffee County, is set to take effect from both the Chaffee County and Gunnison County sides of the 12,126′ Cottonwood Pass beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

After this time, Chaffee CR306 leading to Cottonwood Pass is not maintained beyond the Denny Creek Trailhead, and motor vehicles (except snowmobiles and snowcats) will not be allowed beyond the winter closure gate.

Recreators are advised to travel up CR306 at their own risk, as no maintenance is provided during the months of winter closure.

Chaffee County’s Road and Bridge Department aims to reopen Cottonwood Pass open before Memorial Day 2024, conditions and snowpack permitting.

Contact the Chaffee County Road and Bridge Department at 719-539-4591 with any questions.