Trail Maps & Conditions

Trails Conditions Updated as of Sept 20th, 2021

Trail Conditions

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

Fall is in the air.  The next week calls for temps in the upper 60’s to low 70’s, perfect for fall color viewing.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Hwy 550 closures will continue through this week.  Hourly closures will occur from Sept 20- 24 from 8:30am to 12:00pm, and then again from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. The highway will RE- OPEN next weekend starting at 4:00 pm on Friday evening.

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We have received news today 9/20 that Imogene is now open from both sides.

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 PLEASE Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly.  

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Updates

Ouray County (Ouray)

  • Yankee Boy Basin

    OPEN!  Hints of color along the canyon walls.

  • Governor Basin

    OPEN to the top

  • Imogene

    OPEN all the way over

  • Owl Creek

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

  • Mineral Creek to Engineer Pass

    OPEN. Rough, rocky and narrow in places. A great trail to enjoy the leaves changing.

  • Corkscrew Gulch

    OPEN. Leaves are turning yellow and red throughout Ironton.

  • Brown Mountain Gulch

    OPEN

  • Red Mountain Town Loop

    OPEN.

  • POUGHKEEPSIE

    OPEN. See USFS site

San Miguel (Telluride)

  • Imogene (Telluride Side)

    NOW OPEN.  Bridge repairs have been completed. 

  • Last Dollar Pass

    OPEN. Don’t let this trail fool you. There are some rugged sections not suitable for a low clearance vehicles. Although a normally mild trail, heavy rain can make it impassable.

  • 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 to townsite

  • Black Bear

    OPEN for the season

  • 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

    OPEN

  • 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

    OPEN for the season. 

  • Stony Pass

    OPEN all the way over to the Pole Creek Crossing. Heavy rains can cause 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

    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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