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Rocky Mountain National Park (credit: RMNP)

Trail Ridge Road Opens For Season But Night Closures Planned

Trail Ridge Road is open for the season but the scenic road through Rocky Mountain National Park will be shut down after dark for now.

05/29/2015

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

Independence Pass Avalanche Causes Delays

An avalanche closed the highway over Independence Pass for about 90 minutes on Thursday afternoon.

05/28/2015

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Historically, No Major Spikes In Traffic Over Memorial Day Weekend

Despite the trend that many people hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation said historically there aren’t any major spikes in traffic volume across Colorado.

05/22/2015

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

Independence Pass Reopens In Time For Holiday Weekend

Even though it still feels like winter in parts of Colorado’s mountains, Independence Pass is back open.

05/21/2015

Avalanche blasting on Independence Pass (credit: CBS)

Bombs Tossed From Helicopter Help Clear Snow On Independence Pass

Crews are working to try to get Independence Pass open by Memorial Day. On Thursday they dropped bombs on unstable slabs of snow for avalanche mitigation.

05/14/2015

Independence pass (credit: CBS)

Cyclist Dies Near Independence Pass

Authorities were trying to determine why a 51-year-old cyclist collapsed and died on Highway 82 a short distance from the summit of Independence Pass.

07/21/2014

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

Independence Pass Opens, Trail Ridge & Mt. Evans Road Open Friday

Highway 82 over Independence Pass opens for the season at noon on Thursday.

05/22/2014

Avalanche blasting on Independence Pass. (credit: CBS)

Bombs, Helicopter Needed To Negate Independence Pass Avalanche Danger

Clearing Independence Pass of avalanche danger takes planning, a helicopter and 30-pound bombs.

05/14/2014

Independence Pass (credit: CDOT)

Independence Pass Expected To Open May 22

If all goes as planned and weather conditions stay calm, the Colorado Department of Transportation plans to open Independence Pass on schedule.

05/08/2014

Justin Lentz, left, Jarrard Law, right (credit: CBS)

2 Killed In Lake County Avalanche Came From Wisconsin

Two skiers killed in a large avalanche in Colorado were good friends from a small town in southern Wisconsin, relatives and colleagues said Monday.

02/17/2014

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