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Restoring Red Mountain Pass

By now you’re likely very well aware of the notoriety attached to Red Mountain Pass. This treacherous roadway has earned a reputation for its excitement and danger during the summer, and it’s even more challenging during the winter season. The pass connects Ouray to its neighbor Silverton and can be found at more than 10,500 feet of elevation.

Because of frequent avalanches and rock slides, Red Mountain Pass always has a possibility to close. In fact, it was indeed closed last month due to a snow slide. It took a team of dedicated individuals to clear out more than sixty feet of snow and debris to ensure the road was once again safe for people to travel through. The process was no simple matter as Red Mountain Pass doesn’t have guardrails to increase safety.

If you’re curious to learn more about what went into the reopening of Red Mountain Pass, you can visit the following link to watch the video which might make you a little queasy if you don’t like heights: https://www.9news.com/article/features/producers-picks/this-terrifying-video-shows-what-crews-had-to-go-through-to-reopen-red-mountain-pass/73-26b02385-6bd2-4c77-9293-119033158664/.

For those of you that like thrills, have the off-roading experience and want to try Red Mountain Pass, book a stay at Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs today.

This update is provided by Twins Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs. Our Ouray Colorado lodging, full-service hotel has seven different room types including rooms for couples or families with children. Our amenities include hot springs, a free breakfast, spectacular vistas of the mountains, and much more. For additional information on our location including Ouray Colorado restaurants, please call 800.207.2700 or visit us at 125 3rd Avenue Ouray, Colorado 81427.


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