We want you to arrive and travel within our region safely, so here are a few tips you should be aware of:
Colorado’s roads climb over many mountain ranges, and they’re usually called “passes”. When coming down a step pass, put your car in a lower gear to manage your speed. “Riding your brakes” all the way down a lengthy descent can cause brake failure.
Although GPS systems can be very helpful, be careful when driving in the mountains and rural destinations. Sometimes GPS systems do not take into account whether a road is seasonally closed, a rough 4-wheel-drive path only suitable for a high clearance vehicle and other factors. If possible, confirm your route using a paper map.
Carry water. Much of Colorado is arid and it is easy to become dehydrated on a long drive. Also, in the rare case of become stranded, water can be a matter of life and death.
Fourteener Country is teeming with wildlife – moose, elk, deer, antelope, fox and many other animals. Be vigilant about wildlife crossing the road.
Follow the latest news on road conditions, road closures and view live webcams of state highways and interstates at cotrip.org.