WESTERN SLOPE: Black Bear Pass will be closed next week

By Sheridan Block

Black Bear Pass will be completely closed next week on Sept. 3 and 4 for road repairs.

According to the San Miguel County Road and Bridge Department, rock slides over the winter months have caused some damage to the roadway. Crews will be rolling rocks down the switchbacks to clear the roads.
For safety reasons, there will be no access for vehicles, bikers or hikers to Bridal Veil Falls, Via Ferrata, Ajax Peak Trail or the Wasatch Trail Loop. There is no other way to access those points of interest.
Road work is expected to last only those two days unless crews find conditions to be worse than expected.
For questions or concerns, call the San Miguel County Road department at 970-327-4835.