Winter driving in Colorado can be pretty gnarly. Whether it’s locals who think they’re invincible in their huge 4×4 trucks or Jerrys from out of state who underestimate wintry conditions, driving conditions can be hazardous from the city to the Interstate to mountain passes.
In the last few weeks, a new ‘traction law’ came in to effect in recognition of treacherous conditions as an attempt to make drivers more aware, and therefore safer on the roads. But it turns out that not everyone is abiding by the new law, shown by the number of accidents when the first big storm of the winter hit Denver last week.
Out There Colorado put together a list of the 7 most dangerous roads in winter in Colorado:
- I-70 Mountain Corridor
- Denver Metro Area
- Loveland Pass
- Monarch Pass
- Berthoud Pass
- Red Mountain Pass
That’s not to say you should avoid these roads, most of them are the only way to access your favorite ski areas! Just adhere to the winter traction law, drive safely, and be prepared.