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Wolf Creek Pass to close Thursday for helicopter operations

Colorado Department of Transportation will close U.S. Highway 160 at Wolf Creek Pass for at least two hours Thursday. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file)

Colorado Department of Transportation will close U.S. Highway 160 at Wolf Creek Pass from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, and possibly longer if necessary.

The closure is for helicopter operations and avalanche mitigation preparation for the winter.

Drivers will encounter full stops on the west side of the pass at Treasure Falls (milepost 157) and near the pass summit (milepost 166).