GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Due to excessive traffic, multiple accidents and high number of inappropriate vehicles attempting to navigate the road, the Forest Service has closed the Eagle-Thomasville Road, also known as Crooked Creek Pass and Forest Service Road 400, until further notice.
A number of drivers have been attempting to use this road as an alternate to Interstate 70, which is closed due to the Grizzly Creek Fire.
“We understand how difficult the closure of I-70 is,” said Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Kevin Warner. “Unfortunately, this mostly unpaved road with narrow switchbacks is not an appropriate alternative. Drivers were ignoring the signs cautioning against using this road as an alternate route, forcing us to close the road.”
People can still access Sylvan Lake State Park from Eagle. The Burnt Mountain area will still be accessible for the recreating public from the Frying Pan Road, but it will not be open to through traffic.