BUSHDUCKS COLORADO JEEP TRAILS
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DATES FOR 2016

Updated: 06/29/2016

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The status of many popular high elevation 4x4 trails in Colorado is listed below and updated as the trails open or close. The list includes the main trails plus some 2wd access roads. The voluntary updates come from many sources, including the National Forest service, the BLM, and interested individuals. As the Colorado mountain weather can be highly unpredictable, please check with the relevant information body yourself for any recent changes. Conditions can change without notice. It is also subjective - a trail one person says is open, may be considered too dangerous to travel by another.

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Alta Lakes Road Animas Forks Argentine Pass/Waldorf Mine Alpine Tunnel
Aspen Ridge/Bassam Park Ballard Road Bangs Canyon Barbour Forks
Billings Lake Bill Moore Lake Birdseye Gulch Black Bear Pass
Blacktail Creek Bolam Pass Boreas Pass Blowout Pass
Breakneck and Browns Passes Bunce County Trail System Calamity Mesa California Gulch
California Pass Caribou Creek Cement Creek Chalk Mountain
Chihuahua Gulch Chinaman Gulch China Wall Chinns Lakes
Cinnamon Pass Cinnamon Gulch Clear Lake Coney Flats
Coon Hollow Corkscrew Gulch Cottonwood Pass Crooked Creek
Cumberland Gulch Cumberland Pass Cunningham Gulch Dakan Road
Deer Creek Democrat Mountain Devil's Canyon Eagle Rock
Eldorado Mountain Elwood Pass Engineer Pass Fourmile Area
Garibaldi Gulch Geneva Creek Georgia Pass Gold Hill/Switzerland Trail
Goose Creek Road Gordon Gulch Governor Basin Guanella Pass
Gunsight Pass Granite Creek Canyon Green Ridge Road Greer Road
Grizzly Lake Hackett Gulch Hagerman Pass Halfmoon Creek
Hancock Pass Hayden Pass Heart Lake Hermit Pass
Hidden Valley Trail Holy Cross City Hurricane Pass Imogene Pass
Independence Pass Independence Trail Iron Chest Italian Creek Road/Upper Reno Divide
Jenny Creek Trail Jones Pass Kebler Pass Kelly Flats
Kendall Peak and Kendall Mountain Kennebec Pass Kingston Peak Lamartine/Saxon Mountain
LaSalle Pass Last Dollar Road Lead King Basin Left Hand Canyon
Lime Creek Trail Loch Lomond Longwater Gulch Lost Canyon
Maggie Gulch Mammoth Gulch Marshall Pass McAllister Gulch
Medano Pass Metberry Gulch Middle St. Vrain Mill Creek/Red Elephant
Miller Rock Miner's Creek Miner's Gulch Minnie Gulch
Moody Hill Moon/Gamble Gulch Mosquito Pass Mount Antero
Mount Baldy/Captain Jacks Mount Blanca/Como Lakes Mount Bross Mount McClellan
Mount Zion Napoleon Pass No Name Gulch North Fork Reservoir Road
Ohio Pass Ophir Pass Otto Mears Toll Road Owl Creek Pass
Pace Lake Road Peak 9 Trail Peak 10 Trail Pearl Pass
Pennsylvania Gulch Peru Creek Road Picayune/Placer Gulch Pickle Gulch
Pinyon Mesa Pole Hill Pomeroy Lake Poughkeepsie Gulch
Ptarmigan Pass Radical Hill Rampart Range Red Cone
Red Canyon OHV Park Red & White Mountain Richmond Hill Road Rollins Pass
Saints John Santa Fe Peak Saran Wrap Schofield Pass
Scotch Creek Sheep Creek Sheephorn Mountain Sheridan Hill
Sidney Basin Slide Lake Spring Creek Spring Creek Pass
Shrine Pass Slate River Road/Paradise Divide Slaughterhouse Gulch Stony Pass
Summitville Trail Swan River Road - Middle Fork Swan River Road - North Fork & Wise Mountain Swan River Road - South Fork
Taylor Mountain Taylor Pass Tincup Pass Tomichi Pass
Transfer Trail Treasure Mountain Loop Turner Gulch Twin Cone
Uncompahgre Plateau Area Wager Gulch Warden Gulch Wearyman Creek (FS747)
Webster Pass/Handcart Gulch Weston Pass Wheeler Geological Area Wheeler Lake
Williams Pass Wurts Ditch Road Yankee Boy Basin Yankee Hill

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TRAIL NAME NATIONAL FOREST NAME/DISTRICT PHONE NUMBER STATUS DATE UPD.
Alta Lakes Road
FR623
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 6/13/16
COMMENTS:
6/13/16 - Open all the way. A couple of puddles as deep as a foot, but mostly avoidable if need be.
Animas Forks Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 5/3/16
COMMENTS:
5/3/16 - Open to Animas Forks. Trail is clear and easy in a 2wd SUV. Don't recommend cars past Eureka.
Argentine Pass/Waldorf Mine
FR248
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/15/16
COMMENTS:
6/15/16 - Trail is open to Waldorf. Still drifted in on Argentine Peak side just above Waldorf, but open about 7/10's of a mile towards Mt McClellan. Trail is melting/clearing quickly.
6/9/16 - We got to about 1/10 mile below Waldorf, but deep spotty drifts kept us from going through. The road to McClellan looks to be snowed in, as well as the Argentine Peak road above Waldorf. Saw some mountain goats on the ridge line.
6/4/16 - Snow free 3.5 Mi from trail head. Impassable at the fork of McClellan trail and Argentine trail in both directions beyond that.
5/24/16 - Access road off Guanella Pass Rd up switchbacks is open to Leavenworth Creek Rd/RR grade & Pavillion Point. We started up toward Waldorf and ran into snow about 2 miles up. LCR was in good condition, dry. We were in a 94 Jeep YJ, no chains or lockers. Probably could have pushed on further past the two mile point toward Waldorf but did not want to chance getting stuck. Others have already gone further but we did not walk to see how much further.
Alpine Tunnel San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Closed 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16- : The trail is not open. Snow slide across the road at Woodstock and damage to the Palisades. An avalanche damaged the Palisades during the winter. The Forest Service does not expect to open the road this year. Photos at Pitkin-News.com. Rock wall failure is about 10 feet deep and 50 feet long. This a national historic site, so repair must be historically correct. This makes it very expensive and time consuming to repair.
4/21/16 - The gate was open but there was a road construction sign. Snowshoes about a mile up. About 4-6" of snow at the entrance.
Aspen Ridge/Bassam Park San Isabel 719-486-0749 Mostly Open;  
COMMENTS:
5/1/16 - Mostly open all year.
Ballard Road Fort Collins Region      
COMMENTS:
 
Bangs Canyon BLM Grand Junction Open 5/7/16
COMMENTS:
5/7/16 - The Bangs Canyon/ Tabeguache and Windmill Loop are both open. The Tabeguache is still closed (gated) at Hwy 141, so it is still in and out. The Grand Mesa Jeep Club did miles of trailside brush trimming. There is still 2 to 3 miles left to do. Some of the braiding has been blocked. The Tabeguache is treacherous if wet. Off camber to the low-side on bentonite.
Barbour Forks White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Billings Lake
CR240
Chaffee County 719-539-6961 Mostly Open 5/21/16
COMMENTS:
5/21/16 - 4x4 Adventure Group with 12 rigs traveled up this trail to just within 1 mile of the lake on 5/21/16. We winched through 2-3 feet of snow until the snow reached 3-5 feet deep just 1 mile before the lake. The road is moderately rocky, then progressively increases in snow drifts to the lake. We reached 11,005 feet before needing to go back due to snow drifts. Great camping is available in this area and can be reached with most 4x4 vehicles now that we have cut a path through the snow. Blocked by deep snow 1 mile before lake.
Bill Moore Lake Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - Traveling with Wheelers for the Wounded of Colorado yesterday. There were multiple drifts on the ascent, but one large one near the lake closed the trail. After some work, we were able to break through and get five vehicles through. It's still sketchy, but passable to the top.
6/18/16 - The trail is open to 39.792389 -105.695511. There you'll encounter a pretty large drift. I've attached a llink to a picture. 4/30/16 - The trail is very snowpacked and only passable for a little ways. Our rigs had 42" tires, 37s, and 35s with chains. We were able to make it to the Chute with no issues. 2 out of the 3 of us had to winch around the left turn in the chute. We were able to continue 1.7 miles to the split with Miller Creek. After this, the snow is 6'-7' deep and off camber into the trees. Going to be a while before it is even attempt-able
Birdseye Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Black Bear Pass
FR648
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Closed  
COMMENTS:
 
Blacktail Creek Routt    
COMMENTS:
 
Blowout Pass Rio Grande/Divide   Open 6/22/16
COMMENTS:
6/22/16 - Open according to the Forest Service.
Bolam Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - Open from 550 to the lake just above the Graysill Mine. We encountered deep snow right before the pass and turned back. Trail is in great shape and was dry.
Boreas Pass White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 6/11/16
COMMENTS:
6/11/16 - Open.
Breakneck and Browns Passes (FR175/176) Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Bunce School Trail System
FR115
Boulder 303�541-2500 Open 5/28/16
COMMENTS:
5/28/16 - Trail was open all the from north end to south end at Camp Dick. Trails 202 and 203 (plane crash site) were both open as well. Some wet areas and small amounts of snow where tree covered, but no blockages.
5/22/16 - South end of Bunce School road at Peaceful Valley/St.Vrain NFCG is closed, we were told a tree is down.
Calamity Mesa BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600 Open 5/21/16
COMMENTS:
5/21/16 - Calamity Mesa Loop is open. The Grand Mesa Jeep Club trimmed trailside brush where needed. Some of the named obstacles are still tough. The GateKeeper is particularly rough with large rocks in the channel that must be crawled over. Still a strong class 6+ trail.
4/17/16 - "Gatekeeper" obstacle is not for the faint of heart. Large rocks have moved again and are extremely difficult to crawl.
California Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
California Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 6/17/16
COMMENTS:
6/17/16 - Hurricane Pass and California Pass are all the way. Trails have been plowed and are in good condition. The trails are not very muddy considering there are still large melting snow banks (~12 feet high on the Sliverton side of Hurricane pass). There are stretches where it's only one vehicle wide and passing will be difficult.
Caribou Creek Boulder 303-541-2500 Closed 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - Gate closed on South end. North end unknown.
5/22/16 - North end of Caribou at Rainbow Lake Road is closed. Probably too early/snow.
Carnage Canyon San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
Cement Creek Road Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
 
Chalk Mountain White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
Chihuahua Gulch White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - Yes, open. Trail in good shape dry and dusty.
Chinaman Gulch San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
China Wall Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open 5/7/16
COMMENTS:

5/7/16 - Trail is open all the way through. Nothing too special to note other than we found a campground and fire that had been abandoned. Put out the fire and cleaned up the site near the creek. We had a little bit of snow/rain during our run but no one encountered anything too slick and no big mud.
Chinns Lake Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially Open 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - No. Trail to Chinns Lake is blocked by large drifts still just below lake level. Just before the last turn as well as during the last turn, drifts from 1-4feet deep remain. At lake level, a large drift, 6+ foot remains on trail. Trail fine until snow drifts at last turns to Chinns Lake. Clear to Fall River Reservoir.
6/16/16 - south fork, still blocked about 200 yards past fork. dug first snow bank to find another 100 yard one another hundred yards past. north fork, small snow bank 50 yards from the top but we managed to blast through it. clear to the lake!
6/5/16 - Trail is clear up to the fork. Southern fork is blocked at the fork; Northern fork is blocked about 1/4 from the lake. Southern fork leading to Chinn's lake is completely covered with snow just past the fork. Norther fork has snow drifts in spots, but is blocked about 1/4 from the lake.
Cinnamon Gulch White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Cinammon Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Open 6/10/16
COMMENTS:
6/10/16 - Open from Lake City to Animas Fork. Trail in good condition.
5/26/16 - Open to Lake City.
5/18/16 - Open on the west side per the Forest Service.
Clear Lake Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - 5'-10' feet of snow three fourths way up to the lake.
Coney Flats
FR507
Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 6/26/16
COMMENTS:
6/26/16 - Coney Flats is open from Beaver Reservoir to the Middle St. Vrain 4WD road. The snow has melted out. There are still water holes. The Coney Creek crossing is average for this time of year. The gate was unlocked on Sunday June 26th at 1:30pm.
Coon Hollow BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600 Open 4/24/16
COMMENTS:
4/24/16 - The Grand Mesa Jeep Club trimmed miles of trailside brush to help make this trail more "user friendly". There are still some tight spots. Two bypasses are still necessary where the trail is washed out. They are difficult to find. The obstacle at the top of the first shelf road will give you tight seat covers. Severe off camber and large rocks in the wash.
Corkscrew Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Partially Open 5/27/16
COMMENTS:
5/27/16 - Snow stopped us at first restroom.
Cottonwood Pass
FR209/FR306
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 5/30/16
COMMENTS:
5/30/16 - Cottonwood Pass is now open for the season.
Crooked Creek
FR194, 669
Pike/Fairplay
San Isabel/Leadville
719-836-2031
719-486-0749
Closed 6/6/16
COMMENTS:
6/6/16 - Call the number above to check, but they said it is expected to open on 16 June.
Cumberland Gulch Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - Traveled 271.1 down from 175.3 with no issues on 6/18/16. Traveled up 271.1D to 175.3 on 6/19/16 with no issues. Both directions are clear. Connecting routes appear in same condition.
Cumberland Pass San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - sign from the Tincup side says closed, but I did the whole thing in a stock Tacoma. One of the snow drifts is a little tight. Side by sides were zipping up and down without a problem. Open but a little tight as mentioned.
6/10/16 - Not Open to the Pass from Pitkin, Gunnison County. Took FS 765, and made it past the switchbacks. Snowdrifts stopped us about 2/3 mile from the pass at about 11,300 ft elevation. We did not try FS 765.3F to see if it bypassed the set of drifts we turned around at. 4x4 needed for this trail.
Cunningham Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 5/18/16
COMMENTS:
5/18/16 - Open per the Forest Service.
Dakan Road
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open 5/30/16
COMMENTS:
5/30/16 - Open all the way. Drove the whole Dakan Road / Jackson Creek Road loop over Memorial Day weekend in my 2012 Kia Sorento AWD crossover. Lots of woopdedoos and small washouts, but nothing my car couldn't handle despite not being the most offroad worthy vehicle out there. A few portions (particularly the final switchback before the intersection with Rampart Range Road) got progressively rougher over the weekend and might pose a challenge to lower clearance vehicles soon.
Deer Creek White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - Open and clear 100% of the way. Mile-Hi Jeep Club shoveled out the last remaining drifts.
6/24/16 - Passable all the way. Last big switchback still had enough snow to pose a challenge and need lockers. Lots of snow melt running down lower portions of trail. Muddy in spots.
6/18/16 - Closed on Montezuma side as you start climbing. Very wet and lots of snow once you start the climb in the trees just past the turn off for 289. Fast melting but I'm sure a good 2-3 weeks left
Democrat Mountain Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Devil's Canyon White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Eagle Rock Teller County Near Colorado Springs    
COMMENTS:
 
Eldorado Mountain Boulder 303�541-2500 Closed 7/18/15
COMMENTS:
7/18/15 - Gate closed. No information on when it will open.
Elwood Pass Rio Grande/Conejos
San Juan/Pagosa
719-274-8971
970-264-2268
Open 6/22/16
COMMENTS:
6/22/16 - Open per the Forest Service.
Engineer Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Open 6/10/16
COMMENTS:
6/10/16 - Engineer Pass open from Lake City to Animas Forks. Some mud near top on both sides.
6/1/16 - Open to the top on the west side.
5/13/16 - Entering from 550, we made it about a mile before snow caused us to return.
 
Fourmile Travel Area San Isabel 719-486-0749 Open 5/8/16
COMMENTS:
5/8/16 - Traversed the entire large loop on the north side of US 24/285. All snow was gone and the roads/trails were dusty.
5/3/16 - Mostly open all year.
 
Garibaldi Gulch White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Geneva Creek White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Partially Open 5/12/16
COMMENTS:
5/12/16 - Broke through snow drifts to cabin,then snowshoed to mining district. Three downed trees ~ 12" in diameter and drifts up to 15'+.
5/12/16 - Could only make it just past the dispersed camping spots before coming up to 3 foot snow drifts. Trail up until that point was fine with very small snow drifts, some water crossings.
 
Georgia Pass White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - Clear all the way on both sides.
6/18/16 - Open all the way to the top from the Jefferson side. This was as far as I had planned on going so I didn't check out the other side going down towards Breckenridge. Photoo from the top of the pass Didn't look ready from what I could tell.
6/13/16 - Rode up from Jefferson and hit snow at 11,350 feet about a mile from top. Gonna be a while on the north side, I'm sure.
6/11/16 - OPEN because the gate was damaged last year and cannot be closed. But it is dry a little bit beyond Moe's Cabin. Still can't get over the pass.
6/3/16 - Started on the summit county side. Snow drifts within a 1/4 mile past the fork with forest service sign for Georgia Pass. 4 wheel drive truck was stuck up to the axles. Another 1/2 mile past that spot road was fully snowed in as far as we could see. Snow drifts within 1/4 mile, then dry in places with some smaller drifts. River crossings were not deep.
5/27/16 - Not open all the way, but open to about 10,7000 feet. At that point it was all snow. A few snow banks on the side of the road two tires would go through.
Gold Hill/Switzerland Trail Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 5/21/16
COMMENTS:
5/21/16 - Trail is open on all the parts we traveled, with no snow, and only a little standing water/mud. We did not travel the part of the trail north of Gold Hill, but from the condition of the rest, it is probably passable now. The trail is in great condition. A few places are washboarded, but overall, it is fine.
5/1/16 - Traveled from S to N. Its open except North of Gold Hill Road. Lots of snow but passable. Video shows conditions.
 
Goose Creek Road
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Gordon Gulch Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100 Open 5/21/16
COMMENTS:
5/21/16 - Trail is open all the way. We traveled from 72 out to Sugarloaf Mountain (on 233a). We also traveled on 236 and 238. No snow on any of the trails, all were passable. The trail is in great condition. There is one mud pit on the left side as you head to Sugarloaf that looks like a 1 foot drop-in, but is actually about 20+ inches, so be careful there
 
Governor Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
   
COMMENTS:
 
Granite Creek Canyon BLM   Open 5/15/16
COMMENTS:
5/15/16 - Granite Creek is open. The trailside brush in the bottom has been trimmed back by the Grand Mesa Jeep Club. The shelf road still has some large rocks that require some precise driving but are passable.
 
Green Ridge Road Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100    
COMMENTS:
 
Greer Road Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100    
COMMENTS:
 
Grizzly Lake San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
 
Guanella Pass
CR62
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Gunsight Pass White River/Sopris District 970-963-2266    
COMMENTS:
 
Hackett Gulch
FR220
Pike National Forest Near Colorado Springs Open 5/30/16
COMMENTS:
5/30/16 - Trails open all the way. No Snow at all. Water crossings between Longwater Gulch and Hackett Gulch accomplished with jeeps on 35" tires and 3+ " Lifts.
 
Hagerman Pass
FR105
San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
Partially Open 6/26/16
COMMENTS:
6/26/16 - Not open all the way. I went up in a 4runner and there were several Jeeps in front of me. There is a snow drift several miles in (still in the trees - below the tree line) that the lifted Jeeps with great AT tires could not get by. A couple tried it and couldn't get through, then another one got stuck and had to get pulled out.
6/15/16 - I left Basalt and the road was all good, even the gravel section. I guess about 40 miles in it is gated off where the road splits. I hiked in and there were spotty sections of snow, usually about 2 feet deep. The pass itself was under about 3 feet of snow. I kept hiking down the Leadville side and there were sections with 8 feet of snow. Once I got under 11,000 feet the snow ended, and the parking lot near the train tunnel was accessible. No locked gate on the Leadville side, but could be some time before the road is clear.
Halfmoon Creek San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
Partially Open 6/22/16
COMMENTS:
6/22/16 - Open to Champion Mill on right fork. Open to 12,100 ft level on left fork toward Iron Mike mine. Left fork to Iron Mike mine. We removed tree blocking trail and drove to about 12,100 ft where still blocked by snow. Right fork open to Champion Mill. First water crossing is still pretty deep. Beaver pond crossing is less deep than previous years because beaver dam has washed out. Unable to drive beyond Champion Mill because of snow.
6/18/16 - Left fork: Half a mile after the second water crossing the trail is blocked by a fallen tree.
Right fork: The first water crossing on this side is pretty deep right now. Water over the hood on an FJ Cruiser with 3" lift and 33" tires.
 
Hancock Pass
FR295
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Open 6/26/16
COMMENTS:
6/26/16 - Traveled up and over on 06/26/16 in a Cherokee XJ. There are a couple of snow drifts near the top on both sides but now trail is broken.
6/18/16 - Trail is partially open from the St. Elmo side. Made it 1.5 miles and ran into a lot of snow. A locked Jeep with 35" tires and a locked 100 series made it to the final climb to the top and met a massive snow field at 38.624429, -106.367405.
6/15/16 - From St. Elmo we were able to make it to the parking area for the Continental Trail and Williams Pass road. About a 1/2 mile farther the snowdrifts become deep where the road gets steep. We turned around at about 11,300 ft elevation.
Hayden Pass
FR970
Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/Salida
719-655-2547
719-539-3591
Open 6/21/16
COMMENTS:
6/21/16 - Trail is open all the way and dry.Ran trail from East to West. West side appears to have been recently graded. While still steep, it's not nearly as rough and rocky as I was expecting based on photos. Easy descent in a stock F150. Would have had no problem going back up.
6/18/16 - Ran west to east after running Medano. First time so no history to compare to but supposedly this is the more difficult direction. Seems to be accurate as the west slope is steeper than than east. Some areas quite rocky. Still some snow pack in spots but entirely passable. Some springs and/or runoff flowing across shelf road. Great scenery and moderately challenging.
 
Heart Lake Rio Grande
Divide
719-655-2547    
COMMENTS:
 
Hermit Pass Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/San Carlos
719-655-2547
719-269-8500
   
COMMENTS:
 
Hidden Valley Trail Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610    
COMMENTS:
 
Holy Cross City San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
Partially Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - Trail open to city. Worked the snow drifts all the way to just a few yards below Cleveland rock. Trail is in great shape.
6/5/16 - Deep snow and fast water at the French Creek crossing. Blown down spruce tree a quarter mile above the one way section of trail has blocked travel. Three rigs from Illinois drug more logs into the trail and DROVE OVER THE TREE ! This is terrible trail etiquette! A big chainsaw is needed here. Photos of tree and creek crossing
 
Hurricane Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 6/17/16
COMMENTS:
6/17/16 - Hurricane Pass and California Pass are all the way. Trails have been plowed and are in good condition. The trails are not very muddy considering there are still large melting snow banks (~12 feet high on the Sliverton side of Hurricane pass). There are stretches where it's only one vehicle wide and passing will be difficult.
 
Imogene Pass
FR869
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Partially Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - On the Ouray side, the D6 dozer has opened the road to a point just above timberline. Photo of dozer on Ouray side here
6/12/16 - Imogene Pass is blocked by snow just above the first creek crossing. Photo here.
5/14/16 - The trail to the Imogene turn-off was open, but the Imogene trail itself was blocked by heavy snow.
 
Independence Pass
CO82
Park County   Open 5/26/16
COMMENTS:
5/26/16 - CO-82 - the paved Independence Pass is now open for the season.
 
Independence Trail Canyon City      
COMMENTS:
 
Iron Chest San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 6/24/16
COMMENTS:
6/24/16 - Trail is open all the way to the top. Some places getting very narrow but still got a four door JK through. Snow around the trail but nothing on it. No mud and only a little water coming down the trail in spots from melting patches of snow.
Italian Creek Road/Upper Reno Divide Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
 
Jenny Creek Trail Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Jones Pass Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Kebler Pass
CR12
Paonia; 970-527-4131 Closed 5/24/16
COMMENTS:
5/24/16 - Kebler Pass will be closed for Memorial Day weekend work
 
Kelly Flats Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700 Open 6/5/16
COMMENTS:
6/5/16 - Entire trail is open. A few muddy spots otherwise it is dry.
 
Kendall Peak and Kendall Mountain Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Kennebec Pass San Juan Public Lands 970-247-4874    
COMMENTS:
 
Kingston Peak
FR353
Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Closed 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - No. Closed at gates from both directions. Travelled from Rollinsville, clear until just past old mud pit. Snow drifts begin just after and gates are still closed. Per Ranger District, the gates will not be opened until mid-July.
 
Lamartine/Saxon Mountain Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - The trail is dry and open all the way from Georgetown. We went down Cascade Creek trail to Idaho Springs. More rutted than last year but still doable in a stock Jeep. The trail is in great shape.
5/14/16 - The trail is not open all the way to Spring Creek, Cascade Creek or to the top. The road is blocked by deep snow on the North Face of Saxon Mountain. You can travel up past the 2 rock slide areas on the Georgetown side of the mountain but once you round the turn on the Donnieville side you are stopped by deep snow. High Country 4x4 Adventure Group, with 13 vehicles made it up in 2.5 hours and then had to turn back down due to the blockage. It's still a great drive up but don't expect to make it through to connect with Cascade Creek or Spring Creek.
 
LaSalle Pass
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Last Dollar Road
FR638
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Open 06/03/16
COMMENTS:
6/3/16 - Open all the way. Very little snow or mud.
06/01/16 - I didn't travel this. I received a notice from San Miguel County that's its open. Notice indicated snowy and muddy conditions.
 
Lead King Basin White River/Sopris District 970-963-2266 Closed 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - No, low road passed mill is open back to basin but upper pass is not open yet. Give it 2 weeks.
 
Left Hand Canyon Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Lime Creek Trail Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Loch Lomond Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially Open 6/21/16
COMMENTS:
6/21/16 - Called Clear Creek Ranger on 6/21/16 to check the status - first gate is open. Second gate will be checked again mid-July, there is currently a huge snowdrift that's blocking it.
6/7/16 - Gate was closed. didn't see any snow anywhere though.
 
Longwater Gulch
FR221
Pike National Forest   Open 5/30/16
COMMENTS:
5/30/16 - Trails open all the way. No Snow at all. Water crossings between Longwater Gulch and Hackett Gulch accomplished with jeeps on 35" tires and 3+ " Lifts.
 
Lost Canyon
Leadville
Sopris
970-963-2266    
COMMENTS:
 
Maggie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Mammoth Gulch Boulder 303-65533;541-2500 Partially Open 6/11/16
COMMENTS:
6/11/16 - Trail is open to where it turns north in the shade about a mile above the campground. Snowbanks ahead had ATV tracks only. Several people were camping in amidst the snow, and their parked cars on the trail convinced us that was the end of the line. Run is fine and mostly dry up to snow.
6/11/16 - Trail is open from Tolland to APEX road. With a bit of snow bashing able to make it to 772.1 before hitting snow fields heading south towards Central City. Top of trail just past Apex Road 4 there are snow drifts that must be crossed to get up to the top where trail intersects with 772.1 and 353.1 Kingston Peak trails. These trails are still blocked by snow drifts.
 
Marshall Pass
CR200
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open? 6/10/16
COMMENTS:
6/10/16 - Main (2WD) Road: Open and dry all of the way from the parking area to Sargents. Some rocks have fallen on the road here and there so keep an eye out.
Poncha Creek (4WD) Road: Mostly open but there was snow about 3/4 mile below the pass that turned us back (a group with LARGE ATVs was able to blast thru). There is about a 200 yard stretch of the road where the creek has merged with the road but it is only about 3-5 inches deep.
McAllister Gulch White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Open 6/27/16
COMMENTS:
6/27/16 - Open all the way. Mostly dry and dusty with a few water puddles.
Medano Pass Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/San Carlos
National Parks
719-655-2547
719-269-8500
719-378-6399
Open 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - Trail open all the way. Ran trail east to west in stock Rubicon. Condition good. Some standing water and mud in shaded parts of the trail but entirely manageable. Creek flowing nicely... deepest crossing 15 inches +/-. Some soft sandmin the last few miles as you approach the dunes. Managed them without airing down although a 4-Runner approaching opposite direction did get stuck. She appeared to be aired down but not in 4wd. Not too technical but a nice trail with great scenery and good variety of terrain.
6/15/16 - Open all the way to the top. Creek crossings were easy in a TJ on 33's. They are still doing some clearing but the road is not blocked anywhere.
Metberry Gulch Teller County      
COMMENTS:
 
Middle St. Vrain
FR114
Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 6/26/16
COMMENTS:
6/26/16 - The 4WD road is open all the way to the Wilderness trail head and the Coney Flats cutoff. The snow has melted off of the Middle St. Vrain and it has dried out. There is new buck and rail fencing at the first water hole to control the route. The entrance obstacle was repaired, one boulder put back. Gate was unlocked at 1:30pm Sunday June 26th.
Mill Creek/Red Elephant Trail Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Miller Rock Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Miner's Creek White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/9/16
COMMENTS:
6/9/16 - Gate is open.
Miner's Gulch Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - Traveled 709.1 down to Gulch bottom and 175.3C back. 709.1 rough, but dry. 175.3C dry no issues.
Minnie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Moody Hill Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700    
COMMENTS:
 
Moon/Gamble Gulch Boulder 303-541-2500 Partially Open 5/14/16
COMMENTS:
5/14/16 - Gamble Gulch from the North was clear 1/3rd or so until here - then snow
 
Mosquito Pass Pike/South Park
San Isabel/Leadville
719-836-2031
719-486-0749
Partially Open 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - From Alma, CR 12 is dry dirt. The rocky portion weathered the winter nicely. The road is only open up to the old mine. The deep snow has the route blocked with long and deep snowpack. There is a lot of water from the snow melt. The road is almost covered in about an inch of flowing water at the section that becomes very rocky just past the London Mill. Still a nice drive, even up to the point where you can go no further.
6/16/16 - We traveled from Leadville on Rd 3. Got to within 1400 ft of the turn for Birdseye Gulch and before the switchbacks. We turned around at about elevation 11,600 ft, although a quad should be able to get somewhat further on the dirt along the snowbank. Past Evans Gulch Reservoir the road is very rocky and several pipes are exposed with ragged edges.
6/11/16 - Trail is impassable after north London mine. The Leadville side is mostly clear. Large washout between the mill and north London mine. Approx 4' by 4' and 2' deep. Reduces the road to 4' wide. About 2 feet of snow until north London. After north London the snowpack increases to about 4 feet with deeper drifts. The snowpack is at a steep angle across the road. The snow is melting fast, expect heavy runoff. The pass is passable on foot with snowshoes. Other use of the pass looks almost completely clear.
 
Mount Antero
FR277/278
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Partially Open 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - Trail is partially open. Snowed shut above timberline. Made it to 38.668157, -106.257349 where a 5' drift crowded the road. Unable to pass due to trail erosion in a Jeep. A few ATVs got around the blockage but quickly turned around and reported the t rail was impassable due to snow field. Photo of snowfield

Mount Baldy/Captain Jacks Pike National Forest/ El Paso County 719-836-2031 Open 6/26/16
COMMENTS:
6/26/16 - Open all the way to the gate at Mount Baldy. Never done the trail before. Did it with out a spotter to the top in my mildly lifted Lexus GX (think 4 Runner). To me it was easy, just need to put your wheels in the right spots. I could see some spots where other had bottomed out.
5/20/16 - Trail was fine most of the way. Seems like winter did some damage to the trail and it's rougher in spots than last season. We made it to just beyond the entrance to the hiking trails 701 and another. I dropped a pin here: 38.763919 -104.965132 The area beyond looked traveled but is now really icy. We decided it was safer to back up and head out. Stay the trail folks. Saw some surveyors, they may be looking to fill thone mudaipur pits we love so much. Looks like 2 more pita were there versus last season.
 
Mount Blanca/Como Lakes Rio Grande/Saguache 719-655-2547 Partially Open 6/22/16
COMMENTS:
6/22/16 - Open per the Forest Service who say: road very treacherous, extreme modified high clearance 4-wheel drive vechicle needed. Travel at own risk.
6/4/16 - No, open until Lake Como then deep snow. Good condition until snowdrifts at lake
 
Mount Bross Pike/South Park 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Access is likely restricted on this trail. Check locally before proceeding.
 
Mount McClellan Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Mount Zion San Isabel/Leadville 719-486-0749 Partially Open 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - Trail is open until the last 2 or so miles, large snow drift blocking the way. After the snow drift there's several more drifts.
 
Napoleon Pass San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Partially Open 6/10/16
COMMENTS:
6/10/16 - Not open from Pitkin, Sargents County. Traveled FS 540 and were stopped by snowdrifts about 2/3 mile from the Pass, at apx 11,300 ft elevation. Made it past spur marked FR 765.2A where trail gets much steeper and narrow. 4x4 vehicle required.
 
No Name Gulch White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
North Fork Reservoir Road San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
Ohio Pass Gunnison 970-641-0471 Partially Open 6/21/16
COMMENTS:
6/21/16 - From the Crested Butte side, or top, there is a bar across the road and past that, a row of strategically placed boulders. There is no apparent sign for why. It can't be snow at this point.
Ophir Pass
FR630
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Partially Open 6/16/16
COMMENTS:
6/16/16 - Announced open by San Miquel County. Ophir Pass is open for traffic. Please watch for icy conditions.
6/10/16 - Left from the town of Ophir, about two miles in at the switchback it was snowed in as far as I could see. Someone was up there plowing at the switchback. Road was in good condition up to where it was snowed in.
5/18/16 - Open to the top on the east side. 5/14/16 - We made 3+ miles in and the trail was in great shape, to that point. The trail is in great shape for several miles in, and the scenery is spectacular. Snow caused us to turn around on the switchbacks about 3.5 miles in.
 
Otto Mears Toll Road San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 6/11/16
COMMENTS:
6/11/16 - : Open at the top but only 50" wide (Snow). Good for ATVs not for Jeeps. Me, I cleared it.
 
Owl Creek Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Partially Open 6/1/16
COMMENTS:
6/1/16 - Trail is open 3 miles from the turnoff past the Silverjack Reservoir in Big Cimarron, East side, the road is in great shape until about 3 miles in, at which point you run into heavy snow drifts. The west side is open to the top, I followed the plow truck to within 1/4 mile, it wasn't lunch yet, and they were going for it.
6/1/16 - Open to the overlook on the west side.
 
Pace Lake Road BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600 Open 5/8/16
COMMENTS:
5/8/16 - Pace Lake is open. The Grand Mesa Jeep Club has trimmed miles of trailside brush to make the trail more friendly. The trail is still a difficult drive with severe off-camber places on a narrow shelf road with many large rocks protruding from the trail surface.
 
Peak 9 Trail
FR248
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Peak 10 Trail White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Pearl Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 Partially Open 6/23/16
COMMENTS:
6/23/16 - Pearl Pass is blocked by snow 100 yards past the tight switchback, above the Taggart & Wilson huts.snow blockage photo here
6/15/16 - Snow blocks travel at the Mace hut, a quarter mile before the new,rickety bridge at the waterfall.
6/7/16 - Snow is blocking the road 1/2 mile past the river crossing. River water is high.
 
Pennsylvania Gulch Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100 Open 5/24/16
COMMENTS:
5/24/16 - "Top half very wet with trickling runoff. Thankfully the two washout areas are down the middle and can be carefully straddled. One, though has big exposed tree roots. My first time on this road. I have done Switzerland Trail nearly every year in April for last twenty plus years as a first season trial, but don't know why we never took this delightful short road.
5/21/16 - Trail is open all the way. You should only travel this trail uphill, as it is narrow and there aren't any places along it to turn around. Trail is in excellent condition. There is runoff coming down a lot of the rocky areas, but there is no snow on the trail and it has no washouts.
 
Peru Creek Road White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 6/11/16
COMMENTS:
6/11/16 - OPEN, clear of snow to just before Shoe Basin Mine (end of road).
 
Picayune/Placer Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Pickle Gulch Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially Open 5/27/16
COMMENTS:
5/27/16 - Trail is not open all the way. Tried to run it from.the Apex end after Yankee Hill was a no go. One can only get past the first two switch backs above Apex befor being completely blocked by snow. Deep snow, 4-5 ft of snow at the West end by Apex.
 
Pinyon Mesa        
COMMENTS:
 
Pole Hill Canyon Lakes 970-498-2770 Open 6/4/16
COMMENTS:
6/4/16 - Fully open.
 
Pomeroy Lake
FR297
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Partially Open 6/4/16
COMMENTS:
. 6/4/16 - Closed 1/4 mile past Mary Murphy Mine. 1/4 mile past the mine we did some snow busting but was stopped by a 50ft stretch of snow.
 
Poughkeepsie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Ptarmigan Pass White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Open 6/27/16
COMMENTS:
6/27/16 - Open all the way. Snow field at the top of the pass has been driven. we were able to drive up through the snow bank following the tracks made by earlier travelers.
6/25/16 - Trail from Wearyman Creek over Ptarmigan Pass not open all the way. 15 ft from top large snow drift that no one has gone through and currently not passable. Had to turn around 15 ft from top. Wearyman Creek road looks like a creek. You essentially drive through a creek for over a mile. If you do not have high clearance 4wd this road is not safe and there are only one or two spots maybe to turn around. There are two very challenging spots uphill in the water around and over large rocks with narrow passage.
Radical Hill White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Rampart Range Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610    
COMMENTS:
 
Red Cone White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Open 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - Mile-Hi Jeep Club has cleared the trail and it is now open for the season.
5/24/16 - Trail is closed. Scheduled for opening by July 4th.
Red Canyon Park Canyon City    
COMMENTS:
 
Richmond Hill Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 Open 6/24/16
COMMENTS:
6/24/16 - Richmond Hill Rd is passable from the top of Taylor Pass, to the Sundeck restaurant on the top of Aspen mountain.
Rollins Pass - East Side Roosevelt/Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 6/26/16
COMMENTS:
6/26/16 - East side of Rollins Pass open to Yankee Doodle Lake. Long snow drift on west side of lake without adequate winching points makes Jeep passage difficult.
6/24/16 - Open to Yankee Doodle Lake. Road is completely blocked by 2-4' snow drift on shelf road just past parking area on west side of Lake. Trail was dry most of the way, with some run off at upper elevations but nothing to note. There was a snow drift in last cut just before the lake, but pushed through with 35". There were several stock jeeps and pickup that also made it and were parked at the Lake.
6/17/16 - Made it just over 8 miles, to 10,500 ft. 2-3 foot snow drift - didn't attempt to pass.
6/5/16 - Rollins Pass road is open on the east side with some snow melt running down the trail in spots but dry for the most part. There is a 2-3 foot deep patch of snow about 50-100 yards past the 2nd "Dip" sign headed up that had a Jeep running 35's or 37's stuck and was about 3 or 4 car lengths long.
5/22/16 - Rollings Pass East trail is open to the first hairpin; snow just after that.
Rollins Pass - West Side Arapaho/Sulphur 970-887-4100    
COMMENTS:
 
Red and White Mountain White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
 
Saints John White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - Trail is not yet open all the way. A quarter mile from it's intersection with North Fork Swan, there is a very large snowfield. All other drifts on the trail were dug out by Mile-Hi Jeep Club.
6/18/16 - Closed about 3/4 mile past the mine. Lots of water on trail. After passing the mine and the cabin we ran into snow on the trail about 3/4 up. Atleast 3 ft deep in shady areas.
Santa Fe Peak White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - Closed by snow at first switchback past mine, 3.0 miles from start of trail. Road is dry and remaining snow is melting fast.
 
Saran Wrap Pike National Forest Near Colorado Springs    
COMMENTS:
 
Schofield Pass White River/Sophris District 970-963-2266 Closed 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - Blocked by snow just before the pass sign. Maybe another week.
 
Scotch Creek Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 5/18/16
COMMENTS:
5/18/16 - Open to the snow per the Forest Service.
 
Sevenmile San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
Sheep Creek BLM Mesa County   Open 5/15/16
COMMENTS:
5/15/16 - A dozer has removed some rockfalls and washouts that were a problem. The trail is in very good condition until the next rain settles the loose sand and the rocks come up again.
5/15/16 - Sheep Creek is open. Sheep Creek is open. There has been a dozer working all the way to the cliff. That part of the trail is temporarily smooth. One or two rains will change that.
 
Sheridan Hill Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/18/16
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - Traveled from Kingston Peak (353) and took 772.1 from the old mud pits over to Yankee Hill trail system. Trail clear all the way.
 
Sheephorn Mountain White River 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Shrine Pass White River/Holy Cross
White River/Dillon
970-827-5715
970-468-5400
   
COMMENTS:
 
Sidney Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
   
COMMENTS:
 
Slate River Road/Paradise Divide
FR317, FR 734
Gunnison 970-641-0471 Partially Open 6/17/16
COMMENTS:
6/17/16 - Blocked by snow approx 0.8 miles after Washington gulch meets up with slate river road. 3-4 foot drifts.
 
Slaughterhouse Gulch Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610    
COMMENTS:
 
Slide Lake White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
Spring Creek Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/12/16
COMMENTS:
6/12/16 - The trail is clear from start to finish. The rock garden is pretty ruff this year.but passable in many ways!
 
Stony Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - Trail is open all the way. I went from east to west and met plenty of traffic coming up from Silverton. Lots of water crossings on the east side and somewhat rough and rutted in a few places. A little snow left by the road on top. The Rio Grande was a bit high still, so vehicle with less clearance will find the crossings above Beartown interesting.
 
Summitville Trail
FR250, FR330, FR380
Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971    
COMMENTS:
 
Swan River Road - Middle Fork White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - Trail has been cleared to the top where it intersects with Deer Creek. There are some sections with some slippery snow still, but that should be melted very soon.
6/11/16 - OPEN but will hit snow a few miles up.
5/28/16 - From Tiger Rd side large snow drifts before gate. Large snow drifts well before the gate and river crossing. No tracks.
 
Swan River Road - North Fork & Wise Mountain
FR354
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open? 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - There is one remaining drift just before it intersects with Deer Creek. Trail is clear 100% of the way for a high clearance Jeep on 35s as we busted through it. 98% of the way for any stockers because that drift would be impossible for anything with low clearance. Please stay the trail and do not go around said drift! Many dirt bikes in the area driving around illegally.
6/11/16 - Gate open but deep patchy snow just before Garibaldi Gulch.
 
Swan River Road - South Fork White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Taylor Mountain
CR228/FR330
Chaffee County 719-539-6961    
COMMENTS:
 
Taylor Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 Partially Open 6/24/16
COMMENTS:
6/24/16 - Taylor Pass is passable on the Express Creek side, but buried in deep snow at the top of the Taylor river side. Cleared the last snow on June 24th. Photo here of the summit. The driver who choose this path said that "He didn't see any sign."
6/24/16 - On the Express Creek side, snow blocks the road approximately 1/2 mile past the small bridge. The summit is probably only a half mile further. Photo here.
6/14/16 - From the Castle Creek side on Express Creek Rd, the road is blocked by snow just above the small bridge that takes you to the other side of the valley. Deep snow on a road surface of decomposed granite. The outer foot is not stable and will give way very easily. There is only a slim chance of recovery if you get off the edge. Photo here. Be careful out there.
Tincup Pass
FR267
San Isabel/Salida
Gunnison/Gunnison
719-539-3591
970-641-0471
Partially Open 6/24/16
COMMENTS:
6/24/16 - Trail not open all the way. Traveled from St Elmo, made it past the last switchback several hundred yards. Snow completedly blocking trail but don't know how far. Trail is pretty rocky but no washouts.
6/20/16 - Not open to go over the pass from the east side. It is open from St Elmo up to the last switchback before the pass where it is snow packed. Trail from St Elmo westward is very rocky but is not blocked up to the last switchback before the pass. No wash outs or blockage until that point.
6/4/16 - We traveled from the town of Tin Cup on the west side up to Mirror Lake. The trail is not flooded around the lake like last year and you can only travel a few hundred feet above Mirror Lake and the snow drifts are too deep to travel further.
 
Tomichi Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
 
Transfer Trail
FR602
White River 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/19/16
COMMENTS:
6/19/16 - Coming out of Glenwood Springs you can mke it about 8 miles or so. Large trees blocking road. Also some snow drifts but not sure how deep. If you had a chainsaw you could put in some work and get through
Treasure Mountain Loop Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Turner Gulch Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Twin Cone Pike, South Platte 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Uncompahgre Plateau Area Grand Valley 970-242-8211    
COMMENTS:
 
Wager Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
   
COMMENTS:
 
Warden Gulch White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 6/20/16
COMMENTS:
6/20/16 - Yes, drove thru snowbank a you can now make it all the way to top. Snowbank a near top but passable
 
Wearyman Creek (FS747) White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Open 6/21/16
COMMENTS:
6/21/16 - No issues. Water running down lower trail. Hub depth at most. Snow banks almost gone. Dry everywhere else.
Webster Pass/Handcart Gulch White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Partially Open 6/25/16
COMMENTS:
6/25/16 - Trail is clear from top to bottom on the Montezuma side. Few lingering snow drifts that would be a challenge for a small stock SUV, but should be melted within a week.
6/20/16 - 2/3 way up Handcart Gulch the snow blocks trail as it's about 3-4 feet deep with about 10+ up higher Trail has lots of runoff running down it but water crossings are doable as generally less than 30 inches.
6/18/16 - Closed past big creek crossing on Montezuma side. 150 yards past the big creek crossing on the Montezuma side the snow covering the trail was close to 4ft tall. Lots of melting but it will still take awhile. Photo of water running down the trail
6/11/16 - From the 285 side, Mile-Hi Jeep Club has cleared the trail to the start of the shelf road switchbacks, 4 miles in.
6/5/16 - : The trail is not open all the way on the 285 side. We made it about 3/4's of the way up where you get in the Valley below Red Cone, before the tillings pile, and there was 3-4 foot drifts across the road for quite a ways. Very slushy and muddy so we turned around. Lots of downed trees along the trail and a few across the trail. Still alot of snow and fairly muddy the hire you get
 
Weston Pass
CR7
Pike/Fairplay
San Isabel/Leadville
719-836-2031
719-486-0749
Open 6/16/16
COMMENTS:
6/16/16 - We traveled from Leadville on CR7 over the Pass and down on CR22. Road is clear of snow. There are a few potholes, some water-bar damage and a little wash-board.
6/4/16 - From the west on CR7 the trail is not navigable at aprx 11,500 ft. due to snow drifts. This is a little over a mile from the top of the pass.
6/6/16 - Called number provided, and told one side is open all most all the way to the top, but the other side is still snow covered. She couldn't tell me anything more than that.
 
Wheeler Geological Area Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971 Open 6/22/16
COMMENTS:
6/22/16 - Forest Service has opened the road. It's wet and a bit muddy, but open to the top.
 
Wheeler Lake Pike/South Park 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
6/18/16 - Trail not open all the way, blocked by several snow drifts. First drift we encountered 2.5 miles from wheeler lake over 8 feet deep. Hiked further up and found more snow drifts. Trail condition good, lots of water and mud around bases of major obstacles caused some grip issues. Can be accomplished with factory Jeep Rubicon, and some driving skill.
Williams Pass San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
Wurts Ditch Road White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
Yankee Boy Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Partially Open 6/1/16
COMMENTS:
6/1/16 - Closed at snow in upper basin.
5/8/16 - The gate is open, and the road has been plowed. We don't know how far up, but I'm assuming at least to the turn off for Yankee Boy. We stopped at the Notch, as we were out of time, but the road was in great shape to that point. In fact, a guy in a white chevy van drove by us on his way up.
 
Yankee Hill Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/9/16
COMMENTS:
6/9/16 - Travelled all the way from St Mary's to Central City. Open all the way. Saw a couple of bull moose just above St Mary's.
5/23/16 - Not open all the way yet. Running from Central City towards St. Marys you can make it about 5 miles until the snow is too deep to pass. There was a multi-vehicle extraction of a full size Chevy going on at the time we came to this spot. Trail is in otherwise good condition, a bit rougher than it has been in previous years. There is A LOT of trash along the trail for some reason- please bring a large trash bag and help pitch in by picking up some of this trash please.
 


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