Trails are listed below by the COUNTY agencies responsible for clearing.
The last few weeks have produced much needed rain. Flash flood warnings are in effect daily, and can occur quickly in the higher elevations causing mud and rock slides, so proceed with caution.
Daytime temperatures look like they will stay in the mid to upper 70's for the next week. Near perfect!
NEWS: Hwy 550 will be closed daily from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and then again from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Please plan accordingly. Click here for more information: Ouray Plaindealer
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! Ouray County reports that the trail is cleared to the Falls. Watch for rockfall and runoff around Overhang area and canyon walls!
Still NOT fully passable.
OPENED as of last Thursday. However, recent heavy storms have produced snow accumulation over the top. Some reports have suggested 6-12". Proceed with caution!
OPEN. This trail is subject to USFS jurisdiction and maintenance.
OPEN. Rough, rocky and narrow in places.
OPEN all the way over the top. Slushy with snow melt running down the trail
CLOSED indefinitely. See USFS site.
OPEN. Heavy storms have produced snow accumulation over the top. Some reports have suggested 6-12". Proceed with caution.
OPEN. Don't let this trail fool you. There are some rugged sections not suitable for a low clearance vehicles.
Open over the top. Expect snowy, muddy and slushy conditions.
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. Snow melt is causing 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.