East Portal Road closed for winter in Montrose, Colorado

Media Contact: Larry Lingerfelt, 970-240-6306, llingerfelt@usbr.gov

For Release: November 16, 2018

MONTROSE, COLO. - Reclamation’s Curecanti Field Office announced today that the East Portal Road located east of Montrose, Colorado, will close for the winter on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

The East Portal Road, beginning at the junction with State Highway 347, provides access to the Gunnison River within the Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Crystal Dam. The road will reopen next spring as weather conditions permit. For more information contact Larry Lingerfelt at (970) 240-6306.

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