If anyone is planning on coming to Telluride via Monarch Pass on a weekday–>DON’T DO IT! Part of the route is only open 1 hour each weekday to alternating traffic. There are detours if you want to take your time and check out different scenery. It’s back to I-70 for me.

Great PSA for sure!

However, it’s open Sat/Sun and I’ve taken it twice on Sundays heading to Denver … which helps to avoid I70 traffic heading back to Denver.

Thank you for posting this.

That’s why I said weekdays in my post.

I know and wasn’t suggesting you were wrong in any way. You posited sound advice. I was just offering up my experience on the weekend to call some more attention to the fact that it’s still a good option if the days of the week work out and not to completely ditch it as an option. It also looks like Friday at 5:30 PM it’s open, as well as Monday from 6:30AM - 8:30AM.

I’d be curious if anyone has experience getting through on a weekday during the windows they allocated to allow traffic to get through? I wouldn’t chance it if I didn’t have to, but do have sleep study in Gunninson coming up in a few weeks and will kind of be forced to do it.

It should also be noted that Cottonwood Pass, between Buena Vista and Gunnison is also temporarily closed

:tired_face::tired_face::tired_face: I was really looking forward to spending some time in Gunnison