Trails Conditions August 10th, 2018
Monsoons have arrived! Rain in the late afternoon and early evenings has been a refreshing change.
All Forest, County and BLM lands in our area remain in Stage I Fire Restrictions. This means open flames are now permitted in developed campgrounds with permanent fire rings. Charcoal fires and grills are still prohibited however. Petroleum stoves and lanterns are currently allowed.
There have been reports of occasional heavy downpours on 550 and various trails. Although they do not last long, they can cause severe damage. It may be safer to stop and wait out a heavy rain instead of pushing through it with low visibility. Exercise caution in such weather conditions.
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.
- Uncompaghre and Gunnison Forest Trails Include:
- Yankee Boy Basin – OPEN
- Governor Basin – OPEN Wildflowers are incredible!
- Imogene -OPEN to Telluride
- Owl Creek – OPEN
- Engineer – OPEN
- Cinnamon Pass – OPEN
- Last Dollar – OPEN
- Corkscrew – OPEN
- Brown Mountain Gulch – OPEN
- Hurricane to California – OPEN
- OPEN San Miguel (Uncompaghre) Forest Trails Include:
- Imogene – OPEN to Telluride
- Last Dollar Pass – OPEN from both sides
- Fall Creek – OPEN
- OPEN San Juan Forest Trails
- Ophir- OPEN
- Kendall Mountain – OPEN
- Lime Creek – OPEN
- South Mineral Springs and Clear Lake – OPEN
- Black Bear- OPEN
- Stony Pass- OPEN
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–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