Weather & Roads

Winter driving conditions are often impacted by blowing snow and very limited visibility. It is not unusual for sustained winds of 75+ mph for hours at a time. Always be prepared for hazardous road conditions. US-285 experiences increased traffic especially on Sunday afternoons during ski season. The highway is a designated alternate route during closures of I-70. Additionally, watch for wildlife on the roads. We have a very large population of elk, deer, antelope and a growing moose population.

Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips

The summer season brings a huge increase in traffic on our highways, county roads and forest service roads. Traffic is especially heavy before and after weekends and holidays. Patience is the best plan. Slow down, enjoy the scenery and avoid making us part of your day.
Colorado Crisis Services

If you or someone you know is in crisis, get confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365,
by calling Colorado Crisis Services. Toll Free: 1-844-493-(TALK) 8255


Driving change

SPAD improves access to care through regional collaboration, improving access to behavioral health and other services to marginalized and geographically isolated populations.


Retail marijuana is legal in Colorado. The effects of marijuana use can be different for everyone. The effects of usage at high altitude need to be considered.

Station Construction

Our new Michigan Creek Station, located between Jefferson and Como on US 285, is open and fully staffed! Take an in-depth look at the process and view photos of each step of the construction.