Potter Basin Road washes out 2023

Potter Basin Road washes out.

In a recent press release from The U.S. Forest Service, recent winter runoff produced a washout on National Forest System Road (NFSR) #525 — Potter Basin Road, located at mile post 1.172 on the Ouray Ranger District, northeast of 25 Mesa Guard Station. The road is not passable and is temporarily closed.

Closure barricades have been placed on both sides of the washout, with a passenger vehicle turnaround at mile post 1.084. Forest Service engineers are assessing the damage and urge visitors to avoid the area and respect road closure signs.

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