Large boulder to remain along Highway 145, designated as Memorial Rock
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, Colo. -- An 8.5 million-pound boulder that crashed onto a highway in southwest Colorado will not be destroyed and instead has been designated as Memorial Rock, Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday. The rock was part of a slide that left an 8-foot trench across the two-lane Highway 145 between Dolores and Telluride on May 24.