TRAIL MAPS & CONDITIONS

Trails Conditions Updated as of October 26, 2022

With as much snow as we have received over the last several days it is safe to say the Jeep season has ended. We look forward to seeing you next year.  

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.

P.S. stay in the loop on our FB and Instagram pages!

EXTRA INFO

Updates

OURAY COUNTY (OURAY)

  • YANKEE BOY BASIN

    Closed

  • GOVERNOR BASIN

    Closed

  • IMOGENE

    Closed

  • OWL CREEK

    Closed

  • MINERAL CREEK TO ENGINEER PASS

    Closed

  • CORKSCREW GULCH

    Closed

  • BROWN MOUNTAIN GULCH

    Closed

  • RED MOUNTAIN TOWN LOOP

    Closed

  • POUGHKEEPSIE

    Gate was closed on Oct 21, 2022 See USFS site.

SAN MIGUEL (TELLURIDE)

  • IMOGENE (TELLURIDE SIDE)

    Closed  

  • LAST DOLLAR PASS

    Closed

  • OPHIR (TELLURIDE SIDE)

    Closed  

  • 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

    Closed

  • BLACK BEAR

    Closed

  • ROARING FORK

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

SAN JUAN (SILVERTON)

  • ENGINEER

    Closed

  • OPHIR

    Closed

  • 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.  We have no update on this trail

  • SOUTH MINERAL SPRINGS & CLEAR LAKE

    Closed

  • BLACK BEAR

    Closed

  • STONY PASS

    Closed

  • CUNNINGHAM GULCH

    Closed

  • HURRICANE PASS

    Closed

  • CALIFORNIA GULCH

    Closed

  • MAGGIE, MINNIE AND MINNEHAHA

    Closed

  • CINNAMON PASS

    Closed

  • ANIMAS FORKS TOWNSITE

    Closed

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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