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    Thanks all. Was wondering about the roads they don't close around there, and there seems to be quite a few (State Patrol suggested coming in from the Gunnison side after the road closes). After a good snow, how long does it take for them to clear the roads?

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    Really depends on the road and how much snow was dumped on it. Usually they are cleared by the next day. The 2 around here that are effected the most are 145 over Lizard Head Pass and 550 over Red Mountain Pass. Both are major north/south highways for us down here in the SW corner of the state. They (DOT) get on them pretty fast. Biggest problem after thay are cleared is the black ice. It can be pretty treacherous.

    Remember one thing...both of these are state highways not county or FS raods.
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    Cottonwood Pass will be cleared right away if it's going to remain open. It's never completely closed. Snowmobiles use it in the winter. I've often thought of getting a snowmobile and hunting up there after the road closes. Big bulls will still be up there, and they'll be getting no pressure.

    Tough hunting for an old guy like me though, so it's just a dream for me.

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    Thank you both. That's some beautiful country in that area, and not the worst in terms of preference points either.

 

 

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