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The opening of Buford Pass has many cars lined up for the drive. "Buford Pass" is now known Buford-New Castle Road, traveling 44 miles and connecting Buford (22 miles east of Meeker) to New Castle, Colorado through the Flat Tops Wilderness. It is seasonally open to cars. Other roads and trails intersect at various points.
Benjamin Hart was an Eagle County pioneer, arriving to Red Cliff as a child with his family in 1886. The Hart family were miners and owned, worked, and operated many productive mines near the Battle Mountain area. He married Jennie May Bryant in 1897 and the couple had three children. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Red Cliff.