Trails Conditions as of March 2018
Spring is right around the corner! With warm temperatures and and snow pack in the higher elevations remaining fairly low, we may have an early Jeeping season. Stay tuned for updates as we receive them.
See below for the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Ouray Jeep trails and openings.
Note: Some trails are linked back to their tour pages for additional details. Click here to see a map of Jeep Trails.
- Expected Mid to Late MAY Trail Openings:
YANKEE BOY BASIN – (Easy to Moderate) Vehicle traffic allowed to Weehawken campground.
ANIMAS FORKS – (Easy to Moderate)
GLADSTONE – (Easy)
- Expected early to Mid JUNE Openings:
OPHIR – (Easy to Moderate)
LAST DOLLAR – (Easy to Moderate)
CORKSCREW – (Moderate to Difficult)
RED MOUNTAIN TOWN LOOP – (Easy to Moderate)
BROWN MOUNTAIN GULCH- (Moderate)
OWL CREEK- (Easy)
PLACER/PICAYUNE – (Moderate)
ENGINEER PASS – (Moderate to Extreme)
- Mid to Late JUNE Openings:
HURRICANE – (Moderate to Difficult)
CALIFORNIA – (Moderate)
STONY – (Moderate to difficult) Subject to water crossing at Pole Creek
ALPINE LOOP – (Moderate to difficult)
- Early to Mid JULY Openings:
IMOGENE – (Moderate to difficult)
BLACK BEAR – (Difficult to Extreme)
POUGHKEEPSIE – (Difficult to Extreme) Lockers, winch and high clearance required.
GOVERNOR BASIN – (Moderate to Difficult)
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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