Trail Maps & Conditions

Trails Conditions Updated as of June 20th, 2021

 

Trail Conditions

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

Welcome to Spring! Ouray is brilliantly green, with the nearby creeks and streams running high with snow melt. The surrounding mountain peaks and trails are still covered in snow. It is an amazing contrast! 

Athough mountaintops still have snow, the lower areas are dry. Fire restrictions are in place.

Lots of trails are OPEN:

Yankee Boy Basin - Red Mountain Town Loop - Cinnamon Pass - Animas Forks - Minnehaha - Ophir - Cunningham Gulch - Last Dollar Pass - Corkscrew Pass - Hurricane - California

Any additional details will appear 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 PLEASE Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly. 

 

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Updates

Ouray County (Ouray)

  • Yankee Boy Basin

    OPEN! Ouray County reports that the trail is cleared to the Falls. Watch for rockfall and runoff around Overhang area and canyon walls!

  • Governor Basin

    Snow bank near summit into basin

  • Imogene

    In Progress

  • Owl Creek

    OPEN. This trail is subject to USFS jurisdiction and maintenance.

  • Mineral Creek to Engineer Pass

    OPEN. Rough, rocky and narrow in places.

  • Corkscrew Gulch

    OPEN all the way over the top. Slushy with snow melt running down the trail

  • Brown Mountain Gulch

    OPEN

  • Red Mountain Town Loop

    OPEN. Muddy with slushy spots over the trail.

  • POUGHKEEPSIE

    CLOSED indefinitely. See USFS site

San Miguel (Telluride)

  • Imogene (Telluride Side)

    CLOSED

  • Last Dollar Pass

    OPEN over the summit. There have been reports of brush and debris on the trail that folks had to move in order to pass.

  • Ophir (Telluride Side)

    Open over the top. Expect snowy, muddy and slushy conditions.

  • 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 to townsite

  • Black Bear

    CLOSED, but generally opened by July 10th.

  • 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 to the top of Engineer Pass via Animas Forks. 

  • Ophir

    OPEN over the top

  • Picayune\Placer Loop

    CLOSED 

  • Lime Creek

    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

    Only open to Kendall/Goldenhorn campgrounds. Will remain CLOSED until at least September of 2021. 

  • Black Bear

    Still CLOSED, Usually open by July 10th

  • Stony Pass

    OPEN all the way over to the Pole Creek Crossing. Snow melt is causing the creek to rise quickly. Use extra caution when crossing ANY creek at this time of the year.

  • Cunningham Gulch

    OPEN to Highland Mary Trailhead

  • Hurricane Pass

    OPENED. Very muddy and slippery at the top.

  • California Gulch

    OPENED. Reports of muddy, slippery terrain coming up Hurricane and over the summit of Pass.

  • Maggie, Minnie and Minnehaha

    Minnehaha is now OPEN

  • Cinnamon Pass

    OPEN all the way to Lake City. 

  • Animas Forks Townsite

    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

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. 

4×4 Jeep Trail maps are available in our office.

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