Trails Conditions Updated as of October 23rd
Over the first few weeks of October, Ouray and the San Juan Mountains received significant moisture translating to rain in the lower elevations and snow accumulation in elevations above 11,000 feet.
Based on visual reports and corresponding notifications from San Miguel, San Juan, Hinsdale and Ouray Counties, no further maintenance will be performed the 4×4 trails until next spring. What does that mean? Sadly, expect all 4×4 trails to be ‘officially’ closed to 4 wheel drive traffic until next spring.
Can you still get up Yankee Boy Basin, Last Dollar and Owl Creek a ways? Probably. Enjoy the adventure!
See below for updates to Ouray Jeep trails:
Some trails are linked back to their tour pages for additional details. Click here to see a map of Jeep Trails.
- SEASONALLY CLOSED Uncompaghre and Gunnison Forest Trails Include:
- Yankee Boy Basin
- Governor Basin
- Owl Creek
- Cinnamon Pass
- Last Dollar
- Brown Mountain Gulch
- Hurricane to California
- SEASONALLY CLOSED San Miguel (Uncompaghre) Forest Trails Include:
- Last Dollar Pass
- Fall Creek
- SEASONALLY CLOSED San Juan Forest Trails
- Kendall Mountain
- Lime Creek
- South Mineral Springs and Clear Lake
- Black Bear
- Stony Pass
Please visit our Facebook Page for current trail pictures and updates.
–Our information comes from being up on the trails ourselves or updates from 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. The adventure lies in exploring the beautiful scenery and not just the destination. Take water, layers of warm clothing, and maps. Allow plenty of time.
Additional Information & Links
Local Weather – NOAA