September 12, 2017

Fall is Ideal Travel Season

The coming weeks are some of the best times to visit the Colorado Mountains.  The weather is still great, the crowds are gone, and I-70 traffic is not much of a factor.  There are still some times you want to avoid, so travel off-peak and enjoy a delay-free trip on I-70!

Weekend Travel Forecast

Friday WB – Slow traffic is possible between 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the Floyd Hill to Idaho Springs area. 

Saturday WB – Expect some delays between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  There might be up to 30 minutes delay time, with peak traffic occurring right around noon.

Saturday EB - No congestion-related delays are anticipated.

Sunday EB - Afternoon eastbound congestion will likely be a factor from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the peak delays occurring between 1:00-5:00 p.m.  The last two years saw peak delays of 30 minutes, and CDOT metered traffic at the Eisenhower Tunnel to keep traffic from backing up in the tunnel.

Check out the Peak Time Deals for an excuse to stay late and save!

*The Travel Forecast is based on historical data, and an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.