Grand Mesa, San Juan Mountains currently highest avalanche danger in state

Colorado News

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Grand Mesa and San Juan Mountains currently have the highest avalanche danger in the state.

Avalanche danger on the Western Slope mountain ranges is categorized as considerable– a 3 out of 5 rating.

According to the Colorado Avalanche information center, dangerous avalanche conditions exist, especially near treeline elevation. These conditions are expected to continue through the weekend.

Avoid travel on and under all steep northerly and easterly-facing slopes– these are the most likely places for you to trigger an avalanche that breaks at the ground.

To date, there are 481 recorded avalanches in the state this season.

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