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.
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.
OPEN! Hints of color along the canyon walls.
OPEN to the top
OPEN all the way over
OPEN. This trail is subject to USFS jurisdiction and maintenance.
OPEN. Rough, rocky and narrow in places. A great trail to enjoy the leaves changing.
OPEN. Leaves are turning yellow and red throughout Ironton.
OPEN. See USFS site.
NOW OPEN. Bridge repairs have been completed.
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.
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
OPEN for the season
This trail begins close to Dolores and exits near Purgatory. Out of our area, but worth the drive.
OPEN to the top of Engineer Pass via Animas Forks.
OPEN over the top
This trail begins about 20 miles north of Silverton and exits above the Cascade Creek Townhomes south of Purgatory. OPEN
Only open to Kendall/Goldenhorn campgrounds. Will remain CLOSED until at least September of 2021.
OPEN for the season.
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.
OPEN to Highland Mary Trailhead
OPENED. Very muddy and slippery at the top.
OPENED. Reports of muddy, slippery terrain coming up Hurricane and over the summit of Pass.
OPEN all the way to Lake City.
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.
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.
Gift Cards are a wonderful way to treat someone special to an outdoor adventure in Ouray, Colorado! Easy to purchase and give as surprise, gift cards may be used towards any Scenic Tour, Safari, Wedding Adventure or Jeep Rental.