Road Conditions

Road & Weather Resources

For current weather conditions in Rio Blanco County and the surrounding area please check the National Weather Service website. For more information on road construction and conditions around the state please visit the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Winter Maintenance

The following major routes have "No Winter Maintenance" during the winter months. Winter activities such as snowmobiling are very popular along these roads:

  • Road 8, North Fork from mile post 30.5 east to the county line. - CLOSED
  • Road 17, Buford-New Castle from mile post 40.3 south to the county line. - CLOSED

We attempt opening these roads around Memorial Day, however the exact date depends upon winter snow and ice accumulations.  UPDATE - Ripple Creek and Buford-New Castle will not be open by Memorial Day.  The road up to Trappers Lake is open.  Be aware there is still a lot of snow and Trappers Lake campgrounds are not open. We will update this site as the statuses change.  Thank you for your patience. 

We have many other sections of roads in remote areas that are not plowed in the winter. If you have a question on a particular road, please call us at 970-878-9590.