TRAIL MAPS & CONDITIONS

Trails Conditions Updated as of July 28, 2022

PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAIL!  Driving off the trail damages the delicate tundra and can destroy the wild flowers.

SPECIAL ADVISORY:

Ouray County on Hwy 550:

  • CDOT will be doing road work (resurfacing) from Ouray to Colona starting in April until October 2022.  

Hwy 50 from Montrose to Gunnison construction will resume in April: 

  • Check CDOT for latest info.
  • Single lane alternating traffic from 6:30 AM-7:30 PM Monday – Friday
  • Full nighttime closure from 7:30 PM – 6:30 AM Monday through Friday 
  • Will be open to two-way traffic with no delays from Friday at 7:30 PM – to Monday at 6:30 AM.  
  • Plan your travel around the opening windows and be prepared to queue at designated areas. 
  • Please keep this road closure in mind especially if you plan to go to Lake City via the Engineer Pass or Cinnamon Pass and plan to return via Hwy 50.  

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Trails are listed below by the COUNTY agencies responsible for clearing.

The snow is melting and we are seeing buds of spring flowers in town and most of the trails are open. However, if you do encounter a batch of snow closing the road, do not drive on the tundra to bypass the snow.  This damages the tundra and encourages others to follow in your path leading to damage and possible erosion.  Please respect the San Juans as if you call them home and leave the area just as pristine as when you arrived.

Any updates will appear below under corresponding trails as we receive or experience them.

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EXTRA INFO

Updates

OURAY COUNTY (OURAY)

  • YANKEE BOY BASIN

    Open, be careful up there still some debris on the road.  Ouray county will close 361 on Monday Aug 1st to continue repairs and clear debris.

  • GOVERNOR BASIN

    Open, be careful up there still some debris on the road.  Ouray county will close 361 on Monday Aug 1st to continue repairs and clear debris.

      

  • IMOGENE

    Open, be careful up there still some debris on the road.  Ouray county will close 361 on Monday Aug 1st to continue repairs and clear debris.

    Also a rockslide on San Miguel side

  • OWL CREEK

    Open

  • MINERAL CREEK TO ENGINEER PASS

    Open, reminder this is a moderate trail rating.  Not for beginners.

  • CORKSCREW GULCH

    Open 

  • BROWN MOUNTAIN GULCH

    Open

  • RED MOUNTAIN TOWN LOOP

    Open 

  • POUGHKEEPSIE

    Open See USFS site.

SAN MIGUEL (TELLURIDE)

  • IMOGENE (TELLURIDE SIDE)

    San Miguel has posted the trail is open all the way to Telluride

  • LAST DOLLAR PASS

    OPEN.  

  • OPHIR (TELLURIDE SIDE)

    Open

  • AMES ROAD

    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.

  • ALTA LAKES

    Open

  • BLACK BEAR

    Open

  • ROARING FORK

    This trail begins close to Dolores and exits near Purgatory. Out of our area, but worth the drive.

SAN JUAN (SILVERTON)

  • ENGINEER

    Open 

  • OPHIR

    Open

  • PICAYUNE / PLACER LOOP

    Open

  • LIME CREEK

  • This trail begins about 20 miles north of Silverton and exits above the Cascade Creek Townhomes south of Purgatory.  We have no update on this trail

  • SOUTH MINERAL SPRINGS & CLEAR LAKE

    South Mineral Springs is open to Bandora

    Clear Lake open  

  • BLACK BEAR

    Open.

  • STONY PASS

    Open but please evaluate the river crossing before committing

  • CUNNINGHAM GULCH

    Open 

  • HURRICANE PASS

    Open 

  • CALIFORNIA GULCH

    Open

  • MAGGIE, MINNIE AND MINNEHAHA

    Open.

  • CINNAMON PASS

    Open all the way to Lake City.

  • ANIMAS FORKS TOWNSITE

    Road to Animas is open

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

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