Friday, June 21, 2019

Road Over Uncompahgre Plateau is Now Open

A view from the top of the Uncompahgre Plateau on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Mesa County and the U.S. Forest Service Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests have opened Divide Road after a winter of steady snow combined with a wet spring.

At this time, all major roads are open across the Uncompahgre Plateau including 90 Road, Dave Wood Road, Divide Road, Transfer Road, and 25 Mesa Road.

"Mesa County Road and Bridge crews have been working hard to reopen roads in the high country after snow accumulation, run-off, and road wash-outs from snowmelt and rain," said Road and Bridge Manager Rudy Bevan. "We urge visitors to stay off secondary roads that are still drying out."

Driving on muddy roads creates deep ruts that damage roads and trails, and it increases the chances of getting vehicles stuck, please use caution when heavy snowmelt or rain is present.


Two designated campgrounds on the plateau—Iron Springs and Columbine—are open to the public at this time.  For more information about the GMUG, including campground information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/gmug.

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