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.
Highway 82 over Independence Pass opens for the season at noon on Thursday.
Clearing Independence Pass of avalanche danger takes planning, a helicopter and 30-pound bombs.
If all goes as planned and weather conditions stay calm, the Colorado Department of Transportation plans to open Independence Pass on schedule.
Two skiers killed in a large avalanche in Colorado were good friends from a small town in southern Wisconsin, relatives and colleagues said Monday.
Experts are calling the avalanche that killed 2 skiers and injured several others on Saturday is the largest they’ve seen in the area.
Two skiers are dead and several others are injured after a large avalanche in Lake County.
Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation say Independence Pass is now closed for the season.
The USA Pro Challenge featuring Tour de France champion Chris Froome began Monday afternoon in Aspen with two parade laps through downtown.
For many, Memorial Day weekend is a kick-off for summer activities and that means heading to the mountains. We should be able to do that this weekend as many mountain passes are opening up as we head into the long holiday stretch.