Scott you might have just saved me a towing (I was planning on trying this route sunday)... no I did not know this but I was suspicious of the possibility. If this is the case my description of Coon Hill might have to wait until I access it via the Williams Fork drainage or Loveland Ski Area. Oh well. Thanks again.
Hi Jimmy, apparently the route was closed since the tunnel is now on the list for potential terrorist targets. CDOT now stores alot of explosives at the lot, they don't want people parking and poking around, and say they will tow cars. I don't know if this is just temporary or permanent. I assume it may be permanent, but I'm not sure.
I have some bad news about Coon Hill which you may or may not be aware of. Recently CDOT has banned parking along I-70 in the west side of the tunnel. The access road near the west entrance that heads north is also closed to both vehicles and walking. Apparently it is part of the CDOT right-of-way and they will tow any cars parked in the area, and people walking on the road will be reported.
I just wanted to let you know of the situation. If you all ready knew this, I apologize. Feel free to delete this message after you read it
I have linked to this page from my route page for Hagar. If you incorporate this text and delete this page, please let me know! Thanks!