Originally Posted by climbdenali
Where would you route tankers around Bighorn Sheep Canyon?? Over Vail/Loveland Passes? Through Westcliffe on 69? All the way south through Alamosa on 285 and 160? Just curious.
50 is a major East/West highway for trucking across the state, and country.
It likely won't ever happen, but every year tankers roll over between Cotopaxi and Salida. Several in the last 5 years have dumped their contents into the river. In fact there has been 3 instances of this in the same spot near Rincon in the last year or so.
About the only other option I can think of is highway 9 from Parkdale up to 24 and then back down to 50 via 285....and this option would add a shit ton more traffic on my commute every day, but I still think it would be better than a tanker truck dumping in the river every 6 months.