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.