U.S. 550 will be closed between Durango (starting near Purgatory Ski Resort) and Silverton on Saturday for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.
People heading from Durango to Silverton or beyond are advised to leave Durango early, well in advance of the race start time of 8:30 a.m. The race winds up at about 1:30 p.m.
Likewise, travelers heading south out of Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway or Montrose on U.S. 550 should be aware the highway will be closed at Silverton. Motorists will not be permitted to continue southbound beyond Silverton after 8:30 a.m. The highway will reopen at 1:30 p.m.