Current Trails Conditions as of April 24th, 2017
Thus far, the month of April has provided a lot of sunshine and warmer temperatures ranging from the low to high 60’s in Ouray. Snow has been melting rapidly in the higher elevations but still has a long way to go! We expect Ouray County to begin clearing Yankee Boy Basin beyond the Revenue Mine in early May. The gate should be open by mid-May for 4wd traffic.
See below for the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Ouray Jeep trails and openings. Please visit Facebook for current trail pictures and updates at https://www.facebook.com/switzerlandofamerica.
CURRENTLY CLOSED TO 4X4 TRAFFIC
BROWN MOUNTAIN GULCH
YANKEE BOY BASIN
RED MOUNTAIN TOWN LOOP
Please note: 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 necessarily the destination.
*Remember, your map may be flat, but our mountains aren’t, And cell reception here in the San Juans is hit and miss, mostly miss in the more remote areas. Check local weather and road conditions before starting out. Take water, layers of warm clothing, and maps. And allow plenty of time.
Additional Information & Links
Local Weather – NOAA
Mapquest – maps, driving directions, road trip planner…. Local Information – Ouray Chamber & Resort Association OCRA More about Ouray and SW Colorado