WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS IN THE WINTER TIME. THIS IS A "JUST FOR FUN" DRIVE IN A BIG RIG IN THE SUMMER TIME! THERE ARE PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS WHO RISK THEIR LIVES EVERY DAY ON THIS PASS BECAUSE THEY ARE HAZMAT CARRIERS.
Loveland Pass is part of U.S. Route 6 in Colorado and is a beautifully unique driving experience. Tractor trailers that are restricted from driving through the Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70, such as Hazmat Carriers, must venture this two lane pass around the tunnel. You access U.S. Route 6 near Dillon Colorado from I-70 Westbound at exit 216 and Eastbound at exit 205. It crosses the Continental Divide at 11,990 feet. Trucks are expected to drive this treacherous route even during the harsh winter weather, if the pass manages to remain open. Please share one of your favorite travel destinations with us and perhaps have it posted to our site by clicking here on Travel Submissions.
Due to the recurring truck accidents on Loveland Pass, recent news articles lead us to believe Colorado will eventually make adjustments to the Eisenhower Tunnel which will make it safe for all trucks to continue through on I-70 instead of bypassing on Route 6.
We only propose taking this route during the appropriate weather conditions. We commend the local and regional truck drivers that must maneuver their way over this pass regularly. If you are taking Loveland Pass for the first time, please travel in good, clear, warm weather and take it slow and steady. Please take some time to share a travel destination you love and have it posted to our site by clicking here on Travel Submissions.