Deputies, San Miguel County Search and Rescue, and Sheriff’s Office aircraft responded to the Ingram Falls area of Black Bear Pass in Colorado for reports of mudslides that left eight vehicles and fifteen occupants stranded yesterday.
Four of the vehicles were safely able to turn around near “the stairs,” and drive back down the pass. The other four vehicles will remain on Bridal Veil Road until it’s safe to drive them down; their occupants were guided down by rescuers to awaiting UTVs and patrol cars. There were no reported injuries.
Black Bear Pass, Bridal Veil Road, and the Bridal Veil Trail will remain closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic until at least Tuesday when County Road and Bridge estimates the area will be cleared and safe for travel.