“Colorado State Patrol says they saw license plates from Colorado, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Illinois and Massachusetts at Loveland Pass on Saturday.”
CDOT took decisive action Sunday morning to discourage backcountry skiing in the Loveland Pass area. Plows were used to block two parking lots with mounds of snow to stop drivers from parking unsafely on U.S. 6. CBS4 reports some backcountry skiers and snowboarders came down off the mountain to find their car nearly blocked inside a lot.
CDOT says this was the only alternative to being forced to close the road down entirely for safety concerns. Jefferson County Open Space rangers also temporarily closed some parking lots. They say there were a high number of cars at North Table Mountain and Mount Falcon.