Rim Rock Drive to temporarily close

By: Courtney Carter Email
By: Courtney Carter Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – Colorado National Monument will temporarily close the upper section of the Rim Rock Drive from DS Road to Independence Monument Overlook due to hazardous conditions. With snow falling heavily, the snow is packed on the road and visibility is limited.

Once the storm is gone, Rim Rock Drive will be plowed, sanded and cleared.

During this time, Rim Rock Drive will be closed with three traffic gates. The gates are located west of DS Road, at 16 ½ Road and Independence Monument Overlook.

Closures may be a few hours to a few days depending on the duration of the storm. Information on developing storms and temporary road closures can be found by calling 970-858-3617 or by clicking on the link below.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 184691501 - nbc11news.com/a?a=184691501