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Old 05-19-2011   #1
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Cottonwood Pass will be open?

Any G2 on it?

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Usually Memorial Weekend...I haven't heard anything specific, but judging from the backcountry conditions I doubt it will open in May.
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Thanks Logan. I've seen it's never a set date and has opened in June before. Hoping to make it over on Memorial Day weekend.
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The gate is closed at Denny Creek and word is that after a week of working they are barley past the 2nd switchback..

There is a TON of snow for this time of the year up in that area - most I have seen since 95'.. As every year the BV side will open first. Then we will wait for gunnison to get its act together and open their side.

It could very well be late this year and from talking with the guys working on it - the BV side will most likely be open by memorial day/paddlefest.
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Every year I pedal my road bike up Cottonwood after they've plowed the east side but the gate is still closed. It's fun to be able to fly back down and use the whole road without worrying about oncoming cars.
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yea......like r-neck said...it's not gonna happin by m day!! my buddy at cdot says no way. and he's prob. the same p-nick j is talkin about.
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Cottonwood Pass

Here's a recent post from the Mountain Mail regarding the opening of the Pass:

County inspects pass
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I wonder if it is time to start takin bets??

What is the Gunny side looking like?

It will be a close call this year..
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I talked to Gunni roads on Monday and they said looking at their Magic 8 Ball "Outlook not so good".

Thanks for reminding me to revisit this thread. 10 June maybe?
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It is not going to be open... I was up there yesterday and they are still a mile + from the top on the BV side and word is 3-4 miles from the top on the gunny side.

Maybe next weekend but cottonwood will not be open for Memorial Day weekend..

Independence did open today..
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