UPDATED: Rabbit Ears Pass reopens Friday afternoon following vehicle recovery

Editor’s Note: This story was updated Friday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m. as Rabbit Ears reopened.

Rabbit Ears Pass on U.S. Highway 40 reopened shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, according to Routt County Alerts.

Original story: Colorado State Patrol plans to close U.S. Highway 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass on Friday, Oct. 28, while crews remove a crashed commercial vehicle.

According to a news release, the closure will begin at 6 a.m. and likely last five or six hours, possibly longer. U.S. Highway 40 will be closed from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Highway 14 on the east side of the pass. The suggested alternate route will be Colorado Highway 131 to Colorado Highway 134.

The commercial vehicle crashed on Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, at mile marker 145. Updated closure information will be posted on

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