(COLORADO) — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) said an Avalanche Warning is in effect through Sunday night, Feb. 4, for several areas across Colorado including Pikes Peak and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Other mountain areas impacted in the state include; the Park Range, Flattops, Berthoud Pass, along with James Peak and Indian Peaks Wildernesses.
“You can very easily trigger avalanches large enough to bury you and many will release spontaneously,” warned CAIC. “Some may break on deeply buried weak layers.”
On Saturday, Feb. 3, CAIC shared a map of areas where avalanche conditions were prevalent, and also a photo of an avalanche that happened on Red Mountain Pass in the Southern Mountains.
“To give you a sense of size, these blocks are “truck-sized,” wrote CAIC after sharing the avalanche photo from Red Mountain Pass.
CAIC also warned that travel in backcountry avalanche terrain is not recommended. To stay up-to-date on current avalanche conditions, click on the CAIC website linked above.