Trail Maps & Conditions
Trail Maps & Conditions
Trails Conditions Updated as of October 11, 2021
Trails are listed below by the COUNTY agencies responsible for clearing.
Ouray current forecast calls for snow in the higher elevations, above 9,000 feet with a foot of accumulation expected over the next few days. Snow-capped peaks are already visible throughout the San Juans. The accumulation will most likely close the higher elevation trails for the rest of the year. Bring your warm coats! Daytime temperatures are predicted to be in the 40’s to 50’s, with cold nights below freezing for the next 10 days.
A note from SOA:
‘As you enjoy the fall colors please be mindful of others and pull off the road to allow people to pass. Be patient and watch out for people crossing roads or trails as the are trying to capture amazing photos of the area. As nightfall comes earlier and sunrise later, watch for prevalent wildlife on… or close to the road. Enjoy a great fall season here in the San Juans!’
Any updates will appear below under corresponding trails as we receive or experience them.
There is too much beauty to miss by speeding or disrespecting the landscape of the San Juans Mountains, so ‘Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly’.
- Local weather (from NOAA)
- Ouray Webcam
- San Juan National Forest Trail Update
Ouray County (Ouray)
Yankee Boy Basin
Open, but may be impacted with winter storm
May be impacted by current snowfall and closed after winter storm.
Icy and slippery due current precipitation and most likely will close due to winter storm.
OPEN. This trail is subject to USFS jurisdiction and maintenance. Fall colors are stunning!
Mineral Creek to Engineer Pass
OPEN. Rough, rocky and narrow in places. Icy with current precipitation and most likely will close due to winter storm.
Muddy and icy in places, will most likely close due to winter storm.
Brown Mountain Gulch
Red Mountain Town Loop
OPEN. Muddy with moisture.
Most likely impacted by snow accumulation. See USFS site.
San Miguel (Telluride)
Imogene (Telluride Side)
Most likely impacted by snow accumulation. Bridge repairs have been completed.
Last Dollar Pass
OPEN. Muddy in places as well as icy.
Ophir (Telluride Side)
Open, but could close due to winter storm.
OPEN year round. This is such a fun little trail between Ophir and Sawpit. But, the highlight is the very first AC plant (as in Tesla) built in the U.S. This electric plant serviced many of the mills between Telluride and Ouray in the early 1900’s.
OPEN to townsite
Anticipate this trail being CLOSED for the season due to snow accumulation.
This trail begins close to Dolores and exits near Purgatory. Out of our area, but worth the drive.
San Juan (Silverton)
OPEN to the top of Engineer Pass via Animas Forks. Watch out for snow above 11,000 feet! Expect this to close with winter storm.
OPEN to the top. Watch out for ice and snow.
May be impacted by recent precipitation.
This trail begins about 20 miles north of Silverton and exits above the Cascade Creek Townhomes south of Purgatory. OPEN
South Mineral Springs & Clear Lake
Open, but expect Clear Lake trail to close with winter storm.
Impacted by snow.
May be impacted by recent snowfall.
OPEN to Highland Mary Trailhead
Maggie, Minnie and Minnehaha
OPEN currently all the way to Lake City, but expect this to close with winter storm.
Animas Forks Townsite
Our information comes from being up on the trails ourselves or updates from County/USFS sources, and those that have been on particular trails in their own vehicles. So, as with any high mountain terrain, be CAUTIOUS! If you start up a trail and you are uncertain, don’t go any farther.
Remember, the adventure lies in exploring the beautiful scenery and seeing what’s around the next corner… not just a destination. Take water, layers of warm clothing, and maps. Allow plenty of time.
Jeep Trail Maps
See where our Jeep Tours go, or plan your route with your Jeep rental (except Black Bear Pass). Click on a trail map to the right for specific tour details, and it will take you directly to that tour for a full description and booking information.
- Map of Imogene Pass
- Map of Engineer Pass
- Map of Corkscrew Gulch