Originally Posted by tbm1997
Was planning on going to Pagaso Springs in May via the Great Sand Dunes and then back to Eleven Mile State Park; can anyone enlighten me on snow conditions the beginning of May going over Wolf Creek Pass? And actually driving over the pass with a trailer? I have found conflicting statements other places about the drive on Highway 160. We went to Crested Butte last year on Highway 50 and it kind of freaked me out when there was a tractor trailer on the side of the road, smoking like it was on fire, obviously from overusing its brakes. Thank you for any insight that can be provided.
Look here first - https://www.cotrip.org/map.htm#/defa...illCameraId=79
No one can tell you what the weather will be in late May - But - Late May usually will bring Sunshine and Warmth -
We have Family in the Foothills and just the other day it was in the 70's next day it snowed 7-10 inches, and was around 15 degrees - snowed again the next day and was mostly melted on the next. this is March.......so .... look at the Pictures see if it works for you THEN Check the Weather - you can have all the seasons in a 24 hour period. -
Wolf Creek is a real Pass, well maintained by Cdot and should not be a problem - but keep your RPM's up and watch your temp going up then Gear down and watch your speed going down. Stay off the Brakes as much as possible.
The drive you are contemplating is IMHO just Beautiful any time of the Year, but I love the mountains and I also love the Snow.
So be sure to look at the CDOT webCams and do this year round as it will snow Year Round in the Passes of Colorado. -
Best of Luck,