BUSHDUCKS COLORADO JEEP TRAILS
WHEN ARE THEY PASSABLE?
DATES FOR 2019

Updated: 08/20/2019

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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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Alpine Tunnel Alta Lakes Road Animas Forks Argentine Pass/Waldorf Mine
Aspen Ridge/Bassam Park Bald Mountain Ballard Road Bangs Canyon
Barbour Forks Billings Canyon Billings Lake Bill Moore Lake
Birdseye Gulch Black Bear Pass Blacktail Creek Bolam Pass
Boreas Pass Blowout Pass Breakneck and Browns Passes Browns Gulch
Bull Park Bunce County Trail System Calamity Mesa California Gulch
California Pass Caribou Creek Cascade 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
Dolores Point Eagle Rock Garibaldi Gulch Eldorado Mountain
Elwood Pass Engineer Pass Eureka Gulch Fourmile Area
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
Johnny Park Road 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 Mineral Creek
Minnie Gulch Moody Hill Moon/Gamble Gulch Mosquito Pass
Mount Antero Mount Baldy/Captain Jacks Mount Blanca/Como Lakes Mount Bross
Mount McClellan Mount Princetown Mount Zion Napoleon Pass
No Name Gulch North Fork Reservoir Road Ohio Pass Old Flowers Road
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 Porphyry Gulch 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
Shrine Pass Sidney Basin Slate River Road/Paradise Divide Slaughterhouse Gulch
Slide Lake Spring Creek Spring Creek Pass Stony Pass
Summitville Trail Swan River Road - Middle Fork Swan River Road - North Fork & Wise Mountain Swan River Road - South Fork
Tabeguache Trail Taylor Mountain Taylor Pass Tincup Pass
Tomichi Pass Transfer Trail Treasure Mountain Loop Turner Gulch
Twin Cone Uncompahgre Divide Road Uncompahgre Plateau Area Uranium Road
Wager Gulch Warden Gulch Washington Gulch Road Wearyman Creek (FS747)
Webster Pass/Handcart Gulch Weston Pass Wheeler Geological Area Wheeler Lake
Williams Pass Wurts Ditch Road Yankee Boy Basin Yankee Hill

. / 6/29/19
TRAIL NAME NATIONAL FOREST NAME/DISTRICT PHONE NUMBER STATUS DATE UPD.
Alpine Tunnel
Road 839
Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
Alta Lakes Road
FR623
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
Animas Forks Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 8/11/19
COMMENTS:
8/11/19 - Yes the trail is open from Silverton to Animas. The county dug a trail through the snow giving a 1 way pass. As you approach the slide you can see the other side and know if it's safe to proceed.
7/18/19 - Open but to get to Animas Forks you must go over Hurricane Pass and down California Gulch. The main road from Animas Forks to Silverton is still blocked by an avalanche. The trail is in good condition.
7/9/19 - Animas Forks is clear and beautiful. No snow at all. But, getting there is the problem. You have to come either from Silverton via Cement Creek or 550 via Corkscrew (which is now open all the way).
5/16/19 - It is important to note that this was a historic year of snowfall. San Juan county has discovered the valley to Animas Forks is FILLED with snow, up to 100' deep. And this is the access road for the Alpine Loop Essentially. Nothing is open for Memorial Day Weekend, and all trails are in doubt until Late July or August. Just don't want a lot of disappointed folks driving up there. San Juan County plans to make a valiant attempt to cross Hurricane Pass with dozers to bi-pass the area below Animas Forks but they have no idea what they will face right now. The issue is not just snow fall, but record breaking Avalanche runs that buried and destroyed everything.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Argentine Pass/Waldorf Mine
FR248
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 7/20/19
COMMENTS:
7/20/19 - No, the trial is open past the mine, up to the following point: 39.625645, -105.774473. From there there is a small snow bank passable on a motorcycle and a large snow bank that is not melted yet (may not be passable until the middle of August).
7/9/19 - Trail is good up to the Santiago mine, heavy snow drifts covering the trail the rest of the way up. Trail is in good shape up to the mine, places where water is running over the trail but that keeps dust down.
6/1/19 - No, you can get about 1/3rd of the way to the mine before you hit deep snow I would say end of June would be worth taking another run at this to see how far you can get
Aspen Ridge (CR 175)/Bassam Park (CR 187) San Isabel 719-486-0749 Open 7/19/19
COMMENTS:
7/19/19 - Road is open all the way from Salida to 307. No mud. Great shape!
5/5/19 - Trail still has some snow and mud on the north aspects but is passable to Jeeps, UTV and Motorcycle with good tires.
Bald Mountain Trail White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Ballard Road
FR129
Fort Collins Region      
COMMENTS:
Bangs Canyon BLM Grand Junction    
COMMENTS:
Barbour Forks White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Open 6/15/19
COMMENTS:
6/15/19 - : Open all the way, no snow. USFS website morning of 6/15 showed closed, talked to a lady at the office, she said they were opening gates the morning of 6/15 and it is open, we showed up at 1PM and gate was open.
Billings Canyon BLM Grand Junction    
COMMENTS:
Billings Lake
CR240
Chaffee County 719-539-6961 Closed 6/16/19
COMMENTS:
6/16/19 - Gate still closed due to avalanche crossing the trail just past the waterfall. Doesn't look like it will open any time soon.
6/16/19 - Gate closed. Two avalanches have the trail blocked after the waterfall.
Bill Moore Lake
FR183.1
Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 7/23/19
COMMENTS:
7/23/19 - Yes the trail is open and well marked from North Empire to Bill Moore Lake. The road was totally open with no snow at all. The wild flowers are marginal, but the mosquitoes at the end of the trail are abundant....!!
6/16/19 - Trail blocked by impassable snow at about 4 miles from the parking area. 39.79240x105.69535.
Birdseye Gulch Pike/South Park
Leadville County
719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Black Bear Pass
FR648
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Partially Open 8/9/19
COMMENTS:
8/9/19 - We tried to run it in the normal direction, there's a big snow drift blocking the trail just before the summit.
8/6/19 - Normally on 8.3 it's time to run Black Bear in reverse. The trail is NOT open and I was advised by SOA Jeep Rentals that the trail would be open in the next couple of weeks. Given that the trail can close in early September, it's possible that they won't be able to get it open before snow starts early to mid September. The trail is not passable from the first falls just right where the steps are at. There is a ton of snow blocking the trail. I attemped to run the trail backwards as 8.3 is the designated date for running Black Bear in reverse, and hit the gate just at the Bridal Veil Falls gate on the switchback side (Telluride) of the Black Bear. First time in the last 7years that Black Bear has been closed this late in the season.
7/31/19 - We started the trail from Ouray, Hwy 550. We ran into a snow blockage at around 12,500' but the road looked clear beyond the blockage so we dug it out and went on. We got to within a hundred yards of the Pass Sign but the road was blocked there by a huge slide. Summary... no problem now getting up to about 12,750, a hundred yards short of the pass (awesome views). But no way to go further, and the shelf road around the mountain top is completely blocked as well.
7/19/19 - I have a permit for our group to run Black Bear Pass from the reverse direction on Aug. 4th. I contacted the San Miguel County Road department to see if that was possible. They said "The crews are still clearing Imogene and won't finish the San Miguel County side until later next week. They will then move the dozer to Black Bear Pass. San Juan County does not have their side open yet. Tom Hannahs, District Supervisor hiked up to where Ingram Falls crosses Black Bear. There has been extensive damage from Avalanche debris. The road is impassable and major repairs will be needed."
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Blacktail Creek Routt    
COMMENTS:
Blowout Pass Rio Grande/Divide      
COMMENTS:
Bolam Pass
FR578
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 8/5/19
COMMENTS:
8/5/19 - Open according to the Forest Service.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Boreas Pass
CR 10/CR 3
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 7/6/19
COMMENTS:
7/6/19 - Trail open all the way. Rode motorcycles from Breck side to 285. Dry, and in good condition.
6/28/19 - We drove up Boreas Pass from the Como side and it was closed at the gate.
6/23/19 - Drove up the Breckenridge side it's still closed at the gate.
6/17/19 - Drove up to the trail midday Monday, gate close at the trailhead.
5/12/19 - 2 miles up trail the snow too deep. Muddy and snow covered.
Breakneck and Browns Passes
FR175/176)
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - Open and dry all the way.
Browns Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Partially Open 7/18/19
COMMENTS:
7/18/19 - This trail has two openings off of Hwy 550. We attempted travel up both sides and encountered snow each way. Entering the trail on the south end (just north of Ophir Trail), you can get up to just about 12,000 ft before snow blocks the trail. Entering the trail from the northern entrance (across from Black Bear Trail), you will reach snow once again while in the trees still. The rest of the road is in great shape. Views are still amazing taking the southern entrance off of Hwy 550, as you can get above the treeline.
Bull Park
FR376
Pike 719-836-2031 Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - The trail is open all the way to the rock formations at the end. A great trail. Much harder than when I last traveled it two years ago. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate it at a 3.5 A fun trail and a great rock formation at the end overlooking a great view. The weather over the last few years has taken this trail from what I remember it as a easy moderate to a moderate hard trail. Lots of rocks to climb over. Really fun.
Bunce School Trail System
FR115
Bouldetd> 303�541-2500    
COMMENTS:
Calamity Mesa BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600    
COMMENTS:
California Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 7/9/19
COMMENTS:
7/9/19 - The trail is open all the way. There is a TON of snow, and you spend a lot of time driving through 10-20 foot snowbanks on either side of the road. However, further down the gulch there is less snow, and by the time you get to Animas Forks, it is pretty much clear.
California Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 6/26/19
COMMENTS:
6/26/19 - The road from Hurricane Pass to California Pass is open. California "easterly" is still closed. Road is open with snow backs from 3' to 15' it is narrow ie passing on coming traffic will require my backing up than normal. Muddy but very passable. Beautiful scenery.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Caribou Creek
FR505.1
Boulder 303-541-2500 Closed 7/14/19
COMMENTS:
7/14/19 - Gate still closed.
Carnage Canyon
(Buena Vista)
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
Cascade Creek Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
Cement Creek Road Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 Closed 6/12/19
COMMENTS:
6/12/19 - I went back up there: the warm springs gate is open, however, snow still blocks the road below the red cliffs.
6/10/19 - Cement Creek road from CB south still closed at winter closure gate near Warm Springs. Rumor of avalanche debris over road and persistent snow resulting in closure.
Chalk Mountain White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Open 7/29/19
COMMENTS:
7/29/19 - Open all the way to the top. Road is dry and in good condition. No problems going to the top.
Chihuahua Gulch
FR263
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Chinaman Gulch
BLM 6044
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Open 5/18/19
COMMENTS:
5/18/19 - Trail is open all the way.
China Wall
FR204,212
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open 6/16/19
COMMENTS:
6/16/19 - This trail is clear and open all the way to the river. Several illegal bypasses were made on 204 on the way back to 77
Chinns Lake
FR174.1D
Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 7/24/19
COMMENTS:
7/24/19 - The condition is clear, dry and snow free all the way to the top. The trail/road has been graded and is considerably smoother than years past.
Cinnamon Gulch
FR262
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Cinammon Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Partially Open 8/5/19
COMMENTS:
8/5/19 - CINNAMON PASS (CR 30) IS CLOSED from the winter closure at the Sherman turnoff (below the shelf road) to the summit. There were multiple mud and rock slides along Cinnamon Pass road. Everyone is safe. This is to be expected with the heavy moisture and avalanches we received in late spring and the rains we are getting lately. Road and Bridge is working daily on fixing the road.
8/5/49 - There were multiple mud and rock slides along Cinnamon Pass road. Everyone is safe. This is to be expected with the heavy moisture and avalanches we received in late spring and the rains we are getting lately. Road and Bridge is working daily on fixing the road. Thank you R&B!!! Thank you for your patience. Engineer Pass is open and Animas Forks and Silverton is accessible from there.
8/3/19 - Trail closed passed Grizzly Creek to top and also from top to Silverton. Several large rock slides occurred trapping people on the top. They were able to get most off, but vehicles remain. It will be closed for about a week.
8/3/19 - : Closed for season due to rock/mud slides.
7/16/19 - Open all the way from Lake City to Animas Forks.
7/5/19 - Not open to the top, road blocks are up at the split for American Basin Generally good condition coming up from Lake City. Lots of avalanche slides have been cleared by the county. A little mud and a couple small stream crossings but nothing challenging.
6/16/19 - Trail is still closed per BLM.
5/16/19 - It is important to note that this was a historic year of snowfall. San Juan county has discovered the valley to Animas Forks is FILLED with snow, up to 100' deep. And this is the access road for the Alpine Loop Essentially. Nothing is open for Memorial Day Weekend, and all trails are in doubt until Late July or August. Just don't want a lot of disappointed folks driving up there. San Juan County plans to make a valiant attempt to cross Hurricane Pass with dozers to bi-pass the area below Animas Forks but they have no idea what they will face right now. The issue is not just snow fall, but record breaking Avalanche runs that buried and destroyed everything.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Clear Lake Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 8/9/19
COMMENTS:
8/9/19 - Open all the way. Both switchbacks above the mine were partially blocked by snow but passable.
8/1/19 - Open for about 3.5 Miles, until the big waterfall along the road. Might be able to go a few hundred feet further to the old mine with the rusty water tank. But beyond that, there is a large snowdrift. The road the rest of the way to the lake probably won't be open for at least a couple more weeks, maybe quite a bit longer. Trail is in good condition and fairly easy until waterfall.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Coney Flats
FR507.1
Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 08/16/19
COMMENTS:
08/16/19 - The Coney Flats road will be closed on September 3, 2019 due to the Peaceful Valley and Camp Dick bridges getting replaced. The re-opening is unknown at this time. It should be late fall.
7/6/19 - Coney Flats gate is now open. The Coney Flats road is clear of snow and downed trees all the way to the Coney Flats Wilderness trail head. Also, the Cutoff down to the Middle St. Vrain is clear of snow and downed trees. Stay on the 4WD road. Fencing has been mended and added to maintain route control.
6/22/19 - Coney Flats gate is still locked at Beaver Reservoir. Road still has drifts just over two miles in. Work was done to repair buck and rail fencing around the entrance. Also repaired the center panel of the kiosk.
Coon Hollow BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600    
COMMENTS:
Corkscrew Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Open 7/9/19
COMMENTS:
7/9/19 - The trail is open all the way from both sides. ALthough there was still a guy on a tractor working the trail, he let us pass, and we made it all the way from Ironton to California Pass, and into Animas Forks. There was a lot of snow, and some significant drifts with the road cut out in the middle. It was way cool!
7/9/19 - Announced as of today officially open all the way through. Per Ouray County Road.
Cottonwood Pass
FR209/FR306
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 8/14/2019
COMMENTS:
8/14/19 - Per the VMS signs in the Buena Vista area. The pass is open for vehicles, NO TRAILERS. Expect significant delays.
6/13/19 - The Chaffee County side is open to the top. It is a beautiful newly paved road, but gate is up at the top. Looking at being completely open by Aug 12. But no signs of paving yet on the Gunnison side and lots of snow.
5/30/19 - As of 5/30/19 the Gunnison County Commission has decided that Cottonwood Pass will remain closed until 8/12/19 at which time it may be opened with some traffic control. Continued closure is due to heavy winter and spring snows. Closed due to construction activity.
02/21/2019 - Cottonwood Pass will remain closed until June 21, 2019. During the rest of the summer, the public can expect up to 30 minute delays due to ongoing construction. The road is closed from the Denny Creek Trailhead parking lot (Chaffee County side) to the intersection of CR 209 and CR 742 (Gunnison County side). Just like in the 2017-18 winter season, snowmobiles are allowed on the pass.
Crooked Creek
FR194,669
Pike/South Park 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Cumberland Gulch
FR271.1D
Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
Cumberland Pass Gunnison NF/Gunnison District 970-641-0471
Open 7/8/19
COMMENTS:
7/8/19 - Open all the way. We were in a Ford Escape, and couldn't make it down the other side of the pass (we came from Taylor Lake) because of a snow drift that came up to the bottom of the car. However, while we were there, tons of vehicles were coming and going from both directions. They Taylor Lake side had a little bit of snow, but I bet it is gone by now. Other than that, a good run!
7/7/19 - Open all the way to the top from Tincup. Road in good condition with no snow on the road.
5/26/19 - Closed by snow 4 miles from Pitkin, great snowmobiling to Cumberland and Napoleon Pass. Still 3-5 feet on road above Quartz Campground. Dry to Alpine Tunnel turnoff, then muddy until blocked by snow drifts.
Cunningham Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 7/12/19
COMMENTS:
7/12/19 - Open most of the way. Dozers are finishing up near Highland Mary Mill.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Dakan Road
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open 5/28/19
COMMENTS:
5/28/19 - Open all the way. Mostly dry.
Deer Creek White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open
COMMENTS:
7/19/19 - Ran this trail today. Definitely open to the top. No snow what so ever until you try to traverse to other trails (Saints John, Middle Fork). Normal and snow free t the top
Democrat Mountain Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
Devil's Canyon White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Open 6/16/19
COMMENTS:
6/16/19 - Full trail open. A few slight muddy spots, other than that trail was dry.
Dolores Point BLM Grand Junction    
COMMENTS:
Eagle Rock Teller County Near Colorado Springs    
COMMENTS:
Eldorado Mountain Boulder 303�541-2500 Closed 7/14/19/19
COMMENTS:
7/14/19 - Gate still closed at both entrances.
6/8/19 - Gate still closed.
Elwood Pass Rio Grande/Conejos
San Juan/Pagosa
719-274-8971
970-264-2268
Open 8/15/19
COMMENTS:
8/15/19 - Trail open all the way. Very rocky as rains have washed most of the soil off the trail. Spring that broke out just above Water crossing has not been improved and is trickiest part of trail. I would rate it a 5+ out of 10.
8/5/19 - Open per Conejos Peak NFS.
Engineer Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Open 7/11/19
COMMENTS:
7/11/19 - Open All the Way to Lake City.
7/5/19 - Coming from the Lake City side you can make it to within a half mile or so from the top. Trail is generally clear and in good condition coming up from Lake City. The county is working to get it clear at the top and is within a half mile of the pass.
6/21/19 - No. From the Ouray side, Hwy 550, you can get a few miles up the trail towards Poughkpsie Gulch until you reach a switchback that's blocked by snow. At the switchback on the Ouray side, we came to a fairly deep patch of snow that almost looked passable, but the thought of riding up on the crust for ten feet or so, then punching through kept us from trying to take it on. With some more warm weather, this should open up soon. Not sure how much farther you'll be able to access. The other end of the road along the Animas River is heavily blocked by avalanche debris after this winter's 500-year snowfall, and Isn't going to open up for a long time.
5/16/19 - It is important to note that this was a historic year of snowfall. San Juan county has discovered the valley to Animas Forks is FILLED with snow, up to 100' deep. And this is the access road for the Alpine Loop Essentially. Nothing is open for Memorial Day Weekend, and all trails are in doubt until Late July or August. Just don't want a lot of disappointed folks driving up there. San Juan County plans to make a valiant attempt to cross Hurricane Pass with dozers to bi-pass the area below Animas Forks but they have no idea what they will face right now. The issue is not just snow fall, but record breaking Avalanche runs that buried and destroyed everything.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Eureka Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 7/17/19
COMMENTS:
7/17/19 - The trail is open to almost the end of the trail. The very end of the trail is covered with snow. Lots of melting going on.
Fourmile Travel Area San Isabel/Salida 719-486-0749
719-539-3591
Open 4/27/19
COMMENTS:
4/27/19 - Fully open. A little mud, watercrossings about hub deep.
4/05/2019 - parts of this travel area are generally 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
Closed 5/11/19
COMMENTS:
5/11/19 - Nope. Gate closed.
Georgia Pass White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 7/21/19
COMMENTS:
7/21/19 - Came in through the Jefferson side from 285 and made it all the way over to Breck. Descending into breck has some running water from snow melt, but we had no issues. It's steep and fun going down to Breck and probably much more fun going up. We had a tenth anniversary JKU Rubicon on 35s and a JKU on 37s. A little running water coming down the trail on the Breck side. Steep and loose towards the top. The trail was very busy.
7/15/19 - South Fork of Swan to top of Georgia Pass is open! Snow is melted North side. There are one or two patches of ice shelves in the shade and significant drainage washing out out trail; but our group of 4 dirt bikers made it up no problem. Saw several 4x4 trucks and jeeps that also made it up. Lifted jeeps started up Glacier Ridge until blocked by large drifts. Would not recommend it on larger motorcycles due to drainage and trail erosion.
7/12/19 - Look like a motorgrader took out the remaining snow drifts. High altitude campsites are full of mosquitoes and still quite wet as there is still quite a bit of snow left to melt.
7/12/19 - From start of trail on South side coming from Fairplay or Jefferson trail is open to the Continental Divide. You can take a short side trip towards the West, but you'll need to come back down. Plenty of room to turn around. From the CD towards the North (to Breckenridge) it is passible but SUPER SKETCHY. Unless you're an experienced driver I would turn around. Ice and Snow block the road. Side trail #10 Hill Closed. Ice and Snow on trail at approximately waypoint 2 or N 39* 29.72' W 105* 56.83. That's not exact but very close. This was coming from the South not from Breckenridge side at North. This was about midway through the trail (before South water crossings) whether coming from North or South.
7/6/19 - Open all the way to the top from the Jefferson side, but I did not attempt to go down into Breck. From what I've heard, there are still a few snow drifts across the road near the top of the Breck side. Conditions are perfect on the Jefferson side of the pass, if not already a little too dusty.
5/11/19 - Entering the trail at Jefferson on 285, 10k limit, heavy drifting, only snowmobile tracks past. 2wd with electric locking up until 9.5k 4lock solid axle, tires aired down to 15psi.10k max. We apparently have had more snow hit multiple times since my trip.
Gold Hill/Switzerland Trail Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 5/18/19
COMMENTS:
5/18/19 - Switzerland Trail looks to be open all the way. Some water, rough in spots, but overall an easy road
Goose Creek Road
CR211
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Partially open 3/5/19
COMMENTS:
3/5/19 - Traveled Goose Creek Road which is CR211 from Deckers. Got 19 miles in and hit deep snow. Otherwise wet/muddy and some long stretches of compacted snow/ice the further west you go. The bridge over Goose Creek near the campground is very slick.
Gordon Gulch Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100    
COMMENTS:
Governor Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
Mostly Open 8/12/19
COMMENTS:
8/12/19 - The trail is open 95% of the way. Snow is still blocking the the last 200 yards of the trail. I seriously doubt it will clear by the end of the season.
8/8/19 - Trail is open to just above timberline, across the valley from the mine. We had a long backup move to get to a spot to turn around.
Granite Creek Canyon BLM      
COMMENTS:
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
Partially Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - : Trail is open most of the way. Right near the end there is a large avalanche of trees and snow blocking the trail. Clearing of the trees has started but there is a long ways to go.
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 Partially Open 7/19/19
COMMENTS:
7/19/19 - The Slate River crossing is more than rough. Trail is open to about 11000 feet. The Slate River crossing is more than rough. I had minimal problems getting across to Gunsight road but the stream is swift and very deep (covered the grill of GX 470 on the far side. Loose sand and gravel. The road up to the turn off to trailhead for Daisy Pass/Peeler lakes is clear, but snow above that. When crossing back over river, I immediately bogged down in sand. Had to be winched out by jeep. Far side had 1 foot soft sand bank. Very difficult.
Hackett Gulch
FR220
Pike National Forest Near Colorado Springs    
COMMENTS:
Hagerman Pass
FR105
San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
Open 8/5/19
COMMENTS:
8/5/19 - Open per Lake County Road & Bridge.
7/20/19 - Friend of mine went the whole way from west to east on a motorcycle. Muddy on top where snow is still melting into the right of way, but otherwise clear/passable.
7/16/19 - About a mile from the top of the pass on the east side. Snow covering the trail in spots. Look to be clearing it coming from the west side.
7/10/19 - Approached from east side Turquoise Lake. Not open. Long section of snow block begins at 39.2656590, -106.4664840. Trail leading up to snow blockage in good shape.
7/6/19 - Locked gate at Basalt side. Trail up to the pass entrance dry and dusty but gate locked at Ivanhoe road entrance.
6/22/19 - Drove up the East side from Turquoise Lake. About two miles up a snow drift was covering more than half the road. At less than three miles, a 4X4 pickup was stuck in the deep snow covering the entire road. About half a mile of backing up was the only way to get out far enough to turn around.
Halfmoon Creek
FR110
San Isabel/Leadville 719-486-0749 Partially Open 7/31/19
COMMENTS:
7/31/19 - Trail is open all the way to the Champion Mill. The trail to the mine is blocked with snow drifts about 1/3 of the way up the mine road. Trail conditions are very good. The water crossings are low enough that UTVs and ATVs should have no problems. The side trail on FS110J is open but 1.5 miles past the creek and rock ledge there is an avalanche that blocks the trail with hundreds of downed trees.
Hancock Pass
FR295,299
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Open 7/27/19
COMMENTS:
7/27/19 - Open all the way. Lots of run-off on the trails east side where the 4ft of snow was last reported but very passable now.
7/19/19 - Impassible on the East side. Above timberline on the East side snow about 4' deep is still across the trail. With the warm days, the trail on the East side should be passible soon.
7/13/19 - Trail is still blocked by snow just as you emerge out of the tree line.
Hayden Pass
FR970
Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/Salida
719-655-2547
719-539-3591
Open 6/26/19
COMMENTS:
6/26/19 - Open all the way. Trail conditions are good. There is one large boulder in the middle of the trail on the lower west side, but it can be passed carefully on the uphill side.
6/21/19 - A few rocks on the trail on the west side of the pass that can be navigated around. They could be pushed out of the way. Snow drifts on the east side near the summit that are passable with a lifted vehicle. Trees have fallen into the trail on both sides.
6/13/19 - Snow on the East side still blocking the trail. Before the North face shelf section there is a 4 ft. drift
Heart Lake Rio Grande
Divide
719-655-2547    
COMMENTS:
Hermit Pass Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/San Carlos
719-655-2547
719-269-8500
Partially Open 7/27/19
COMMENTS:
7/27/19 - Clear all the way up to the last switch back.
Hidden Valley Trail Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610    
COMMENTS:
Holy Cross City San Isabel/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Open 7/12/19
COMMENTS:
7/12/19 - Yes, as of today the trail is passable. I even worked up near Cleveland Rock. I turned around just a few hundred ft from Cleveland. The branch towards Fancy lake trail is completely covered in snow. The main trail is in great shape. Keep an eye open to the right side of your vehicle on the way up.There was a very large and destructive avalanche off of Mount Whitney. This slide was of historic nature.
6/22/19 - Broke trail to French Creek. This was the first time in 30 years the creek was completely covered by snow similar to mid winter. There was a historic size avalanche this winter that cut 2400 feet into an mature stand of sub alpine fir trees. This slide terminated just short of the trail below the French creek crossing. Very impressive if you followed this winters avalanche cycles. Progress beyond French Creek might take several more weeks. Stay on the trail if snow bashing.
Hurricane Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 9/9/19
COMMENTS:
7/9/19 - Announced today, Hurricane Pass is open all the way through, per Ouray Roads.
6/28/19 - Hurricane Pass is open from the Cement Creek side. The Road from Hurricane to California is open. Road is open with snow backs from 3' to 15' it is narrow ie passing on coming traffic will require my backing up than normal. Muddy but very passable. Beautiful scenery.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Imogene Pass
FR869
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Open 7/28/19
COMMENTS:
8/3/19 - The trail is fully open.No worse than in previous years.will most likely be very busy as it was on the 30th of July. No worse than previously.I did see a few stock 100 series Lexus and Landcruisers that were definitely going to get damaged trying.
7/28/19 - According to fellow 4wheelers from Ouray, opened today for the 1st time this season... Didn't run it but met these folks on the top of Ophir Pass....
7/19/19 - I emailed San Miguel road department and they said "The crews are still clearing Imogene and won't finish the San Miguel County side until later next week. They will then move the dozer to Black Bear Pass."
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Independence Pass
CO82
Lake/Pitkin Counties   Closed 5/25/19
COMMENTS:
THIS IS THE PAVED HIGHWAY. We include it as it's a useful access road that is affected by seasonal closures.
5/25/19 - Gate closed on Aspen side. Opening is delayed for a week for avalanche mitigation.
Independence Trail Canyon City      
COMMENTS:
Iron Chest San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 7/20/19
COMMENTS:
7/2019 - Trail is open all the way. The last bit of snow has melted off the trail. Near the top, the water is running along the trail and has eroded the downhill side of the trail for a stretch of about 100'. It created a 3-4' high bank of dirt and rock parallel the trail. Vehicles will be tipped down into this bank and may scratch doors or fenders.
Italian Creek Road/Upper Reno Divide Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 Open 7/25/19
COMMENTS:
7/25/19 - Trail is completely open. Loop from Taylor Park around to Sping Creek Reservoir easily doable. No snow on trail up American Flag Mountain. Beautiful views and wildflowers.
Jenny Creek Trail Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially Open 7/6/19
COMMENTS:
7/6/19 - No. Open from the lower intersection of Rollins Pass East Trail to about 1/4 mile before Yankee Doodle Lake. The last 1/4 mile has three steep drifts and a couple more flat ones. Snow is consolidated and holds vehicle weight where it is thick. The longest drift is more than 100' to a winch tree.
Johnny Park Road
FS
Canyon Lakes 970-498-2770 Open
COMMENTS:
6/29/19 - Road and all side trails are open and dry.
Pole Hill Canyon Lakes 970-498-2770    
COMMENTS:
Jones Pass Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially Open 8/14/19
COMMENTS:
8/14/19 - The trail is fully open up to the pass. However, the pass remains blocked by a 15+ foot snowdrift. It is extremely unlikely the pass opens this season without the intervention of some snow removal equipment.
7/27/19 - Historical Comment: In the past, this trail has been blocked all Summer with a drift, just before reaching the pass. Denver Water has a facility on the other side of the pass, so by mid October they always plow a path so they can do annual maintenance.
7/5/19 - Open to where the road goes above treeline, then a few snowy patches block the road. They should melt soon. Last stretch to the top will be snowed in until well into August. Some avalanche debris in a couple of spots, but nothing that's a problem.
5/12/19 - Closed by snow.
Kebler Pass
CR12
Paonia; 970-527-4131 Open 6/29/19
COMMENTS:
6/29/19 - Kebler Pass is open and clear from Crested Butte to Paonia. Clear and passable. Normal summer conditions. may be wet in areas from run off coming from higher elevations.
6/19/19 - According to report in Gunnison Country Times the pass is to open June 15 with Gunnison County Public Works Department advising travellers to expect rough, wet, muddy spring conditions.
Kelly Flats Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700    
COMMENTS:
Kendall Peak and Kendall Mountain Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 8/10/19
COMMENTS:
8/10/19 - Blocked by snow near the top.
Kennebec Pass San Juan Public Lands 970-247-4874 Open 7/29/19
COMMENTS:
7/29/19 - Open all the way to the top. Trail is in good shape.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Kingston Peak
FR353
Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Closed 7/6/19
COMMENTS:
7/6/19 - FYI.... I went up to Kingston Peak today and trail install closed.
Lamartine/Saxon Mountain Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - Open all the way from Mt. Evans Road and into Georgetown. Very rocky, minimal rock slides on switchbacks into Georgetown. Couple of canted narrow spots.
LaSalle Pass
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open 6/16/19
COMMENTS:
6/16/19 - Trail is clear and dry all the way through, and up to the gate on Badger Mountain.
Last Dollar Road
FR638
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Open 7/6/19
COMMENTS:
7/6/19 - Open all the way from Hwy 62 to Telluride. Road on trail from Hwy 62 to the lookout point overlooking Sawpit and it was dry and no problems. Met traffic coming from Telluride and they said there were no issues so it appears open all the way. Flowers are late but Lupine is in full bloom.
Lead King Basin White River/Sopris District 970-963-2266 Open 7/28/19
COMMENTS:
7/28/19 - 314 road to crystal and Lead king basin open, upper road 315 closed.
7/16/19 - Forest road 315 up Lost Trail Creek is open and easy peasy in a jeep jk up to North Lost Trail Creek trailhead. That was my destination, so no info on further, although a couple of mountain bikers had an easy time wading across north fork of lost trail creek heading further east up the road. Daniel's Hill from Beaver Lake up to the crystal fork in the road is ok, but it sure has lost a ton of dirt in the last 40 years exposing lots of sharp rocks that used to be embedded in the roadway, kind of like the 314 road to Crystal.
7/9/19 - Lead King Basin loop is not open through, north side basin loop road has huge avalanche debris half way up (1 mile past creek crossing), south side loop (from crystal) open over the top and down mile until big fallen trees block route. its early in the basin, wild flowers not yet blooming but should fully in a week. Huge avalanche debris blocking north side lead king basin and may not open this year.
6/11/19 - I just talked to the people in Beaver Lake Lodge in Marble and she said the road to Crystal is open, but that's about as far as you can get. The Upper trail into the basin is still closed and the access just on the other side of Crystal is closed also.
5/25/19 - Lower road to Crystal closed by 3 Giant snow slides. It's amazing how large the areas are, it will take "alot" of work to get this road open this summer. 1st slide maybe 1/2 mile after Lizard lake. 2nd slide by falls and 3 slide 1/2 mile before the crystal Mill. Oh, that's not counting the 2 large boulders in the center of trail and 3 large trees crossing road in the undamaged areas. I heard the upper road is covered in deep snow which is normal for this time of year and also a large land slide has occurred and damaged the road.
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 7/20/19
COMMENTS:
7/20/19 - : Trail still closed at the second gate, about a mile from the lake. Sign says it's supposed to open 7/15, but it's not. There's still a 30 or 40 ft long snow drift right before the lake. Other than the snow drift, everything else is clear and dry. Road is rocky and rough, as expected, but no washouts, etc.
Longwater Gulch
FR221
Pike National Forest      
COMMENTS:
Lost Canyon
San Isabel National Forest 719-486-0749 Partially Open 7/8/19
COMMENTS:
7/8/19 - The trail is open past the mining claim and past the old log cabin. Trail condition is good until 1/2 mile past the old log cabin at GPS coordinates: 39.02.058N, 106.21.337W. The trail past that point is covered in places with snow drifts 2 to 3 feet deep.
5/23/19 - By the way, since the trail climbs to almost 12,000', it's still snow-packed at the top, although the bottom is clear. But you can't get to the best views and the mining ruins.
Maggie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 7/17/19
COMMENTS:
7/17/19 - We traveled up the trail about 1.5 miles in. We met a motorcyclist who told us if we went a little further, it would be blocked by snow/avalanche debris. We went up a bit further and turned around at a wide spot in the road. 2 jeeps ahead of us went further but said they only got a bit further than us and had a more difficult time turning around.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Mammoth Gulch Boulder 303-65533;541-2500 Closed 6/8/19
COMMENTS:
6/8/19 - Trail still closed by snow drifts starting at 10,000ft.
Marshall Pass
CR200
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 6/16/19
COMMENTS:
6/16/19 - Open all the way.
5/29/19 - Gate is closed on west side of the pass about 2 miles up Marshall Pass Rd. Road up to the gate is dry and in good shape
McAllister Gulch White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Closed 7/26/19
COMMENTS:
7/26/19 - Gate shut about 1\2 Mike up the trail. Sign on gate said the trail is washed out you can't get on that loop any where Shine pass is connected its also gated off about 2 miles up the trail.
Medano Pass Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/San Carlos
National Parks
719-655-2547
719-269-8500
719-378-6399
Closed 8/2/19
COMMENTS:
8/2/19 - Spoke to Park Service today. Trail still closed at Sand Dunes park boundary. Multiple washouts of the trail are being repaired, no estimate of when it will reopen.
6/21/19 - Creek crossings are running deep. The trail is closed at creek crossing #4 (from the sand dunes side). The Park Service website says it is closed due to trail erosion and will not open until the creek is below 50 cfs.
Metberry Gulch Teller County   Open 5/11/19
COMMENTS:
5/11/19 - Open all the way. Made it down to the south platte river and back no problem. Trail is in good shape. There was one section around a switchback that was really chewed up. Seemed like someone had trouble making it up and dug up some ruts with their tire spinning.
Middle St. Vrain
FR114
Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 8/16/19
COMMENTS:
8/16/19 - The Middle St. Vrain will be closed on September 3, 2019 due to the Peaceful Valley and Camp Dick bridges getting replaced. The re-opening is unknown at this time. It should be late fall.
7/6/19 - The Middle St. Vrain gate is now open. The Middle St. Vrain is clear of snow and downed trees all the way to the end. Stay on the 4WD road. Fencing has been mended and added to maintain route control.
Mill Creek/Red Elephant Trail Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 8/14/19
COMMENTS:
8/14/19 - A short section, mid way, has washed out quite a bit. It was a little challenging going down, but would be very challenging going up.
6/16/19 - 6/22/19 - Middle St. Vrain gate is still locked. Review of the road found drifts in the Coney Flats cutoff still. Probably two weeks to melt out. Lots of water on the road. Buck and Rail fencing was added near water holes. More road base was also added to the last corduroy road repair.
Miller Rock Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 7/6/19
COMMENTS:
7/6/19 - Miller Rock is open and a blast to ride. South St Vrain Creek has high water flow and is not passable on dirt bikes. RAZRs and larger can likely pass.
6/9/19 - Ledge obstacle has significant washout at the bottom that created deep holes. Passable but very tippy.
Miner's Creek White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 8/11/19
COMMENTS:
8/11/19 - Open all the way to where the road ends at the Colorado Trail/Continental Divide Trail. Lower portion is easy, and the upper mile or so borders on medium. Not a trail for views, but it is still a beautiful drive thru a very lush, wet alpine forest. Some camping along the route, and great access to the Colorado Trail/Continental Divide Trail, as well as several other local hiking trails. Note that at the beginning of this route you will drive on a bike path for about 1/4 to 1/2 mile. Feels wrong at first, but is you look at the signage and/or the MVUM carefully, you'll see it's perfectly legal. Watch carefully for cyclists, though!
Miner's Gulch Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
Mineral Creek Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 8/11/19
COMMENTS:
8/11/19 - Yes, the trail is open all the way. The trail is in great shape and open from 550 to Engineer Pass.
Minnie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 7/17/19
COMMENTS:
7/17/19 - Minnie is open to the large waterfall on the left side. At that waterfall, there is a large swath of snow/avalanche damage. Just beyond the snow is the creek so it may not be safe to cross the snow at this time. The trail is riddled with avalanche damage as many of the trails in the area area but it totally passable to the waterfall.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Moody Hill Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700 Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - Moody Hill is open and a blast to ride.
Moon/Gamble Gulch Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
Mosquito Pass Pike/South Park
Leadville County
719-836-2031 Open 8/10/19
COMMENTS:
8/10/19 - : Trail is open all the way through. We traveled from the Leadville side to the Alma side and encountered no snow fields on the trail. The trail is in good condition. At least as good as it was last year.
8/10/19 - The trail is open all the way through. We started on the Leadville side and drove all the way through and crossed no snow fields. Trail conditions are pretty much the same as last year.
8/6/19 - Still a snowfield just below the summit on the Alma side, but its passable for some. Someone in a stock Jeep had to be towed free. Every lifted vehicle made it through. Many parts of the pass on both side are heavily rutted with large rocks. I cant imagine anyone without a lifted 4x4 making without damage.
8/3/19 - Traveled up from the Alma side today. Made it to just sort of the summit. Still blocked by snow just short of the summit. Best guess is a few days to a week of warm weather before it's passable. No evidence of tracks from anyone getting stuck.
7/27/19 - Trail is still blocked by snow about 200 meters just below the crest on the east side of the pass. Someone tried to drive though the snowfield, just below the east side of the pass, only made it about 30 ft. We heard it took two jeeps to pull the stuck vehicle out.
7/15/19 - Not open. Approached from Leadville west side. Trail open all the way to summit. East side blocked with multiple snow fields. Pics of snow fields here and here.
5/12/19 - Nope - trees down and snow. Downed trees, snow, muddy.
Mount Antero
FR277/278
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 7/24/19
COMMENTS:
7/24/19 - : Mount Antero is OPEN all the way to the top and also the trail to Brown's Lake is open as well as the trail up to Mount White. The trails are in pretty good shape and easy to travel in a UTV or ATV.
6/22/19 - No, blocked 1.9 miles from trailhead. Blocked by avalanche debris 1.9 miles from trailhead, at approximately 10,600 ft. Debris and snow/ice seems about 4-5ft thick and is packed solid. Someone had been up with a loader but didn't make much progress into the pile.
Mount Baldy/Captain Jacks Pike National Forest/ El Paso County 719-836-2031 Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - The trail is open all the way to the top. Fun trail, but meeting another 4-Wheeler takes some cooperation. A very narrow trail.
Mount Blanca/Como Lakes Rio Grande/Saguache 719-655-2547 Open 8/2/19
COMMENTS:
8/2/19 - Open all the way to Lake Como and beyond to Blue Lakes at the very top of the trail.
Mount Bross Pike/South Park 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Mount McClellan Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
Mount Princeton San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 7/20/19
COMMENTS:
7/20/19 - Trail is open all the way to the top. Trail is in good condition.
6/27/19 - Blocked by snow at the last swtichback. You can see this snow from the valley below if you know where to look. .
Mount Zion .
San Isabel/Leadville
719-486-0749    
COMMENTS:
Napoleon Pass Gunnison 970-641-0471 Partially Open 8/18/19
COMMENTS:
8/18/19 - At the top of the pass, the road splits in two for about 300 yds. The upper route is completely clear of snow and mud. The lower route has a patch of snow (1-2 ft deep, 15-20 ft of road) over it. You could probably drive over it because it looks like it is really packed down. The lower route has a small stream of water running down the middle of it but nothing big. The entire trail is mud-free. The north/Taylor park side has some significant erosion. All stream crossing depths are reasonable for a stock '99 Toyota 4Runner. It probably could have handled another 8-10" of stream depth.
8/11/19 - Open all the way from the Pitkin side only. Blocked by an impassable snowbank if coming up from the Tincup side. Open all the way from the Pitkin side only. Blocked by an impassable snowbank just below the summit if coming up from the Tincup side. The road forks coming down the north side of the pass right below the summit. The east fork (the official trail) is covered by snow for about 20 feet. It might be possible to get through that way, but it looked slippery and off-camber with a substantial chance of sliding sideways. That route looks like it might be clear in another week or two. The west fork (probably an unofficial by well-defined bypass) goes over the top of a large icy snowbank with a 3-5 foot drop over a cornice before going through a narrow gully and meeting back up with the main trail. Cutting further right reduces the steepness of the drop. By the looks of it, most people have been going through this way. We made it through with two Jeeps going over the snowbank on the west route, but I would not recommend it. The drop off the snowbank was super scary and screwing that up would result in a rollover.
8/11/19 - Passible from the Pitkin side. Blocked by snow from the Tincup side. Ran this on August 11 and it was passable from the Pitkin side but blocked by snow if coming up from the Tincup side. There is a large snow bank just below the summit on the north side of the pass that is possible to drive over coming down, but risky as it involves a 3-5 foot steep drop coming off the other side. That route then follows a bypass trail through a narrow gully back to the main trail. The main trail is still blocked by snow in an off-camber spot, but it looks like that might melt out in another couple weeks.
7/27/19 - Snow still blocking trail at top.
5/26/19 - Drifted closed on Pitkin side, accessible only by snowmobile. 5-8 foot drifts from Cumberland Pass road to top.
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 Closed 6/10/19
COMMENTS:
6/10/19 - Seasonal gate still closed on Gunnison side of pass.
Old Flowers Road
FS152
Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700 Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - Old Flowers is open from 63E (Pingree Park Road) to Stove Prairie Road.
Ophir Pass
FR630
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Open 7/28/19
COMMENTS:
7/28/19 - open all the way; beautiful! Fun drive....
7/10/19 - Ophir Pass will be open for traffic Thursday, June 27, 2019 per county road dept.
6/1/19 - San Juan snow pack is now at a staggering 676% of average! San Miguel has announced an attempt to begin bulldozing Ophir pass open in middle June. Crazy considering this is the first back country trail to open up in the San Juans. The good news is the melt has finally begun in the San Juans and trails will open slowly over the summer. For the 4th of July much will not be open so come to enjoy Silverton, camp and ride past historic avalanche carnage.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Otto Mears Toll Road San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 6/26/19
COMMENTS:
6/26/19 - Open all the way as of 6/26/19.
Owl Creek Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Partially open 6/25/19
COMMENTS:
8/5/19 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
6/25/19 - Owl Creek Ridgway side is still closed from Vista point on.
6/9/19 - Gates to pass open on east side off of Big Cimarron Road. Not sure if gates are open on Ridgeway side. Deep snow and mud in many areas on south/southwest side. Went up on Cimarron side and Got thru some patches but as soon as I lost momentum I got stuck and had to rock it to get out. Did not see any other vehicle tracks thru these snow patches. Decided to play it safe and turn around.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Pace Lake Road BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600    
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Peak 9 Trail
FR248
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
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Peak 10 Trail White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Pearl Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 Partially Open 8/10/19
COMMENTS:
8/10/19 - From the Aspen side, snow continues to block the road beginning near timberline. Current blockage is at 1.1 miles above the Pearl Pass road sign, at the intersection with Montezuma basin. It seems unlikely that Pearl Pass road will be accessible to 4 wheel drive vehicles before it begins snowing again.
6/15/19 - Pearl Pass won't open this year due to avalance damage. Article in the Aspen Times
5/24/19 - No, blocked at about mile 1. Avalanche debris blocks the road at the first river crossing. It will be cleared as the snow melts.
Pennsylvania Gulch Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100 Open 5/18/19
COMMENTS:
5/18/19 - Open all the way Difficult trail, but looked to be in good shape. Some water here and there, but overall in good shape
Peru Creek Road White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
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Picayune/Placer Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 8/11/19
COMMENTS:
8/11/19 - From Nat Forest web site. Picayune - OPEN Placer - OPEN (be careful, crews are still working, narrow near slide)
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Pickle Gulch Arapaho/Clear Creek Open 6/16/19
COMMENTS:
6/16/19 - Trail open all the way.
Pinyon Mesa BLM/Grand Junction   Open 5/4/19
COMMENTS:
5/4/19 - Pinyon Mesa is open all the way. There are two muddy uphill bogs that will give you major trouble if going clockwise on the loop. Going counterclockwise is advised until the mesa dries. It is very wet presently.
Pole Hill Canyon Lakes 970-498-2770    
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Pomeroy Lake
FR297
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - Trail is open all the way to the lake.
Porphyry Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 7/18/19
COMMENTS:
4/18/19 - Partially open. There is two ways to get to Porphyry Gulch. From the east end of Black Bear pass there is a fork to Porphyry Gulch. Here the trail is blocked by snow immediately after the fork. You can also get on Porphyry Gulch directly from highway 550. Taking this route you can go a ways before getting blocked by snow.
Poughkeepsie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 8/14/19
COMMENTS:
8/20/19 - Poughkeepsie Gulch is NOT open. It has been closed indefinitely by the NFS due to substantial damage to tundra and surrounding areas from people bypassing obstacles. Trail has been officially closed ALL of 2019. Locks on lower and upper gates have been cut multiple times. Local sheriff has game camera installed and will be ticketing and possibly impounding any vehicles observed on this trail. All info confirmed as of 8/19/2019 with NFS, San Juan County Sheriff and Silverton Chamber of Commerce.
8/14/19 - From the Ouray side there is avalanche debris about 1.5 or 2 miles in. All gates are open though. Where the debris is blocking the road some knuckleheads have taken it upon themselves to create a new route, but the ground there is swampy and all it did was tear up the land. So, unless you go in there with chainsaws and friends, save yourself the misery.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Ptarmigan Pass White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
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Radical Hill White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
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Rampart Range
FR300
Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610    
COMMENTS:
Red Cone White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Open 8/11/19
COMMENTS:
8/11/19 - Open all the way!
7/26/19 - The gate was closed and locked.
7/14/19 - Still gated at the Webster/Red Cone split.
7/12/19 - Spoke to the ranger today. Red Cone is still very much closed due to snow and avalanche debris. No projection as to when it will be open.
5/11/19 - Trail open about for about 1 mile. Mud and snow.
Red Canyon Park Canyon City    
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Richmond Hill Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
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Rollins Pass - East Side Roosevelt/Boulder 303-541-2500 Partially Open 7/24/19
COMMENTS:
7/24/19 - There was a snow drift over the road on the far side of Jenny Lake that our Nissan Rogue didn�t have enough clearance for. There were tire tracks through it if you have high clearance.
7/7/19 - I saw on Instagram that the east side still has some snow around Yankee Doodle Lake that prohibits most from passing further.
5/12/19 - Open for 2 miles and then the snow gets too deep. Muddy and Snow
Rollins Pass - West Side Arapaho/Sulphur 970-887-4100 Open 7/7/19
COMMENTS:
7/7/19 - Open to the top from the Winter Park (west) side (Corona Pass Rd). I saw on Instagram that the east side still has some snow around Yankee Doodle Lake that prohibits most from passing farther. Some big and sort of deep puddles up top but can drive around them. The main parking lot still has snow but still plenty of space to park. If biking over the divide expect snow up top. 5/12/19 - Open for 2 miles and then the snow gets too deep. Muddy and Snow
Red and White Mountain
FR734
White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
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Saints John White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 7/25/19
COMMENTS:
7/25/19 - From Montezuma, trail is open all the way to the ridge. No problem connecting across the ridge to Deer Creek. Lunch at the cabin, followed by descent to Tiger Road by North Fork of Swan River.
Santa Fe Peak White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 8/10/19
COMMENTS:
8/10/19 - We stopped at the second switchback above the first false summit because this particular switchback was quite dug out and it was quite rainy/wet, so our attempts at it were just damaging the road more. However, we walked to the top (about another mile), and there were no spots that were any worse, so it is still definitely no more than an moderate route. Beautiful views from the top, as always. Nothing like looking DOWN on Webster pass! Per signage and the 2019 MVUM, this route is designated as highway-legal vehicles only. Official Forest Service signage also indicates that no motorcycles are allowed, although we did see dirt bikes on the road.
Saran Wrap Pike National Forest Near Colorado Springs    
COMMENTS:
Schofield Pass White River/Sophris District 970-963-2266 Partially Open 7/29/19
COMMENTS:
7/29/19 - Both roads into the Devil's Punchbowl from Crested Butte are blocked by snow. Slate River Rd, AKA 734, which goes over the Paradise Divide, is blocked just past the Paradise Divide sign. Gothic Rd, AKA 317, is blocked past the town of Gothic just before Emerald Lake.
7/9/19 - Schofield Pass road is blocked by 20x20x100ft snowdrift covering road and river about 1 mile below devil's punchbowl. bridge and road clear from punchbowl uphill as far as can see, beware water very deep and fast and lots of snow left high above.
7/8/19 - From the Southeast side, open to about 1/4 short of emerald lake. Road is in good condition up to the point where it is closed by snow. Huge snow slide blocking the road just short of emerald lake. Unlikely to melt off anytime soon.
Scotch Creek Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 2/19/19
COMMENTS:
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Sevenmile San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
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Sheep Creek BLM Mesa County   Closed 5/5/19
COMMENTS:
5/5/19 - Sheep Creek is essentially closed due to several rock slides. One is a boulder nearly 15 feet tall and the width of the road. From the Gateway end, a large rock blocks the road about 1.7 miles from the trailhead. The huge rock is about 4.6 miles up the mountain. Beyond that, we do not know but suspect there will be further erosion and possible rockfalls.
Sheridan Hill Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
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Sheephorn Mountain White River 970-468-5400    
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Shrine Pass White River/Holy Cross
White River/Dillon
970-827-5715
970-468-5400
Open 8/10/19
COMMENTS:
8/10/19 - Forest Service website says it is open. Called and spoke to Jake with FS, he confirmed it is open both directions all the way into Red Cliff. Was closed for a bit near water tank in Red Cliff for construction on water treatment plant/tanks, bridges.
7/17/19 - Trail is still closed right before the 2 mile marker with a gate. Information there says the trail is washed out in several places. The trail from Red Cliff to the gate is passable, with muddy holes in several places and a potential washout halfway to the gate. Wildflowers are abundant. Creeks are still very full.
6/24/19 - Gate is closed as of 6/24
Sidney Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
   
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Slate River Road/Paradise Divide
FR317, FR734
Gunnison 970-641-0471 Partially Open 7/29/19
COMMENTS:
7/29/19 - Slate River Rd, AKA 734, which goes over the Paradise Divide, is blocked just past the Paradise Divide sign.
7/13/19 - Partially open. Trail is closed at the Paradise Divide sign and is impassable due to snow, so can't get to Schofield Pass. Road 811 is fully open. Trail is also closed right before Emerald Lake going north due to a huge avalanche that is burying the road under about 50+ feet of snow. Emerald Lake is pretty much non existent at this point as it is just debris. Can park just before Emerald Lake and hike up the road to where the avalanche covers the road and can walk down the road further on the other side. Trail is fairly easy, bumpy in some spots. Very dusty.
Slaughterhouse Gulch Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610    
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Slide Lake White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
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Spring Creek Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 7/5/19
COMMENTS:
7/5/19 - Trail is clear and dry all the way to the top.
6/10/19 - Trail open to top of rock garden. Still heavy snow pack in the tree section above the rock garden. It is not passable.
Stony Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 7/5/19
COMMENTS:
7/5/19 - Open all the way. Use extreme caution in afternoons crossing Pole Creek. Someone lost their life crossing this year.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Summitville Trail
FR250, FR330, FR380
Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971 Open 8/5/19
COMMENTS:
8/5/19 - Open per Conejos Peak NFS.
Swan River Road - Middle Fork White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
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Swan River Road - North Fork & Wise Mountain
FR354
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 7/25/19
COMMENTS:
7/25/19 - From 10th Mountain cabin on Sts. John down to Tiger Road, the trail is clear and open. The "luge" seems a little deeper and tighter this year, but there was no problem getting through without scraping. No snow and no water running down the trail.
Swan River Road - South Fork White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 7/21/19
COMMENTS:
7/21/19 - : I descended the Pass into Breck from Georgia Pass on the Jefferson/ Como side. The descent was steep and loose with running water from the melt off. But not too challenging for us. 10th Anniversary JKU Rubicon on 35s and JKU on 37s. The trail was extremely busy. Unfortunately we did not go up and check out North and Middle Fork or Glacier Peak. However, the Ranger stated on Friday that the loop could not be completed. There is one area towards the top where the trail is starting to erode from the run off. While descending this area, the water is eroding the right side of the trail, so if you are ascending, the water is eroding the driver side of the trail. I did not get the grid. Sorry. PLEASE STAY THE TRAIL.
Tabeguache Trail BLM Grand Junction    
COMMENTS:
Taylor Mountain
CR228/FR330
Chaffee County 719-539-6961 Open 8/2/19
COMMENTS:
8/2/19 - Trail is open all the way to the washed out gulch just about 200 yards before the peak. You have to walk up to the very top. The trail which continues down to Dry Lake and to CR 224 is open and easily passable.
Taylor Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 Open 7/29/19
COMMENTS:
7/29/19 - on the aspen side// trail open from bottom to top. the cornice on top is totally melted. there is one narrow spot where avalanche debris still needs to be cleared, causing a narrow spot, but passable.
7/24/19 - Trail is open all the way from Taylor side.
Tincup Pass
FR267
San Isabel/Salida
Gunnison/Gunnison
719-539-3591
970-641-0471
Open 8/14/19
COMMENTS:
8/14/19 - Open all the way. We traveled east to west. Many of the obstacle bypasses on the west side are just as bad as the main trail. Water at Mirror Lake was about 2 feet deep, just hug the bank as has been said. The second water crossing at the lake was only about a foot deep. It took us 5 hours to run the trail, and that was without stopping to take photos except for the pass itself.
8/5/19 - Trail is open for four wheel We had three rigs go from Tincup to St. Elmo today. Mirror Lake is passable if you hug the bank, water is about two feet deep but very doable,just hug the bank.
8/2/19 - It's open all the way, but expect to drive through 24" of water. We did it in our Rzr's with no problems.
8/1/19 - Open all of the way on the east side from St. Elmo. Talked to another driver who reported that some people are making it around the submerged portions at Mirror Lake on the west side.
7/25/19 - The snow up top was nearly melted out (we witnessed some very bad behavior by people tearing up the tundra trying to get around the snow. Pretty distressing!!), HOWEVER Mirror Lake was super high and road around was fully submerged and likely to be for quite a while!!! Hopefully folks do not try to create any alternatives!!
7/21/19 - Passable from the east by motorcycle on a very thin strip of road next to the final snow-field (100 yards from the summit) with a significant drop-off. Not passable by four-wheeled vehicles. However, the road around the east side of Mirror Lake is submerged for long distances (40 yards at a time) at a depth of about three feet with a few submerged, downed trees across the road. From the east - Several four-wheelers have attempted to make a new road from the second-to-last switchback up the final bowl to the summit doing signficant damage to the tundra. This area is clearly closed. From the summit to Mirror Lake - Very wet with a lot of rock movement over the winter. Significant gullies have formed with the spring runoff. Road is snow-free.
7/19/19 - Impassible from the East. Snow is still deep on the East side near the summit. Hopefully, with the warm and sunny days, it will melt away in a couple weeks?
7/16/19 - Drove up from Tincup side; Deep water (much deeper than normal) at Mirror Lake prevents further passage.
7/6/19 - From St Elmo the trail is open to the second switchback above tree line. Too much snow to get over the pass. The avalanche is two miles up from St Elmo and what a sight !!
6/10/19 - Pass is closed from the start. Due to an Avalanche, almost three thousand feet long.
5/25/19 - There's a "Road Closed" sign just outside St. Elmo ghost town.... I believe it's a Chaffee County sign, with closure due to avalanche risk
Tomichi Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 Closed 4/28/19
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4/28/19 - Funtreks, 4th edition now shows this trail closed on the map for Hancock Pass.
Transfer Trail
FR602
White River 970-468-5400 Open 8/5/19
COMMENTS:
8/5/19 - Open according to Rifle Ranger District.
Treasure Mountain Loop Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 2/19/19
COMMENTS:
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Turner Gulch Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Twin Cone Pike, South Platte 719-836-2031 Open 8/3/19
COMMENTS:
8/3/19 - We last drove this trail about 4 years ago, and although the rocks have definitely moved around since then, I would rate the overall level difficulty about the same, medium, provided you take the bypasses. The hard lines extend into the difficult end of the scale. Camping along the route is only allowed in designated sites, which I don't remember in the past. There are only a few designated camp sites along the route, but they are nice ones. I also seem to recall that in previous years the private land owners had placed some misleading signs on the portion of the route that passes thru private land, but that's all clearly signed now.
7/21/19 - I Called the Forest service on Friday and the Ranger said it was open. I traveled all the way to the top with no issues. There are bypasses for all the technical stuff. However, we had one 10th Anniversary JKU Rubicon on 35s and one JKU on 37s, so of course we ran the technical lines. Dry and Busy.
Uncompahgre Divide Road
FS402
Grand Valley 970-242-8211    
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Uncompahgre Plateau Area Grand Valley 970-242-8211    
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Uranium Road
FS404
Grand Valley 970-242-8211    
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Wager Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
   
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Warden Gulch White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
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Washington Gulch Road White River/Sophris District 970-963-2266    
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Wearyman Creek (FS747) White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Closed 7/20/19
COMMENTS:
7/20/19 - There is some major runoff damage, creek rerouted itself and caused trail damage. Forest service says it is going to repair of it. Town of Red Cliff is VERY concerned it will instead be shut down. They are searching for volunteers for an undetermined date to help repair the road and mitigate further damage.
Webster Pass/Handcart Gulch White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Open for bikes 7/28/19
COMMENTS:
7/28/19 - Webster is open for motorcycles. Just enough room to squeak by on the upper shelf. Couldn't get anything wider than a bike through.
7/14/19 - Handcart Gulch is open all the way to the mine gate. There are avalanche debris fields on both sides of Handcart Gulch on the upper part of the road. Definitely interesting to look at, but the road itself is completely open and without damage all the way to the gate at the mining facility.
7/13/19 - There is still a snow cornice at the top of the pass (visible from the valley floor), but more importantly, there is an avalanche snow field blocking the road just past the first switchback. It is less than 100 ft long and only a few feet deep on the uphill side, so it will be melted out in a few weeks. If you plan on breaking thru, bring tools as there is some minor debris in it. Also, there is a gnarly hunk of metal sticking up out of the ground right where your downhill side tire needs to be, beware of that as well. I didn't have time to hike up beyond the first slide, so I don't know if there are any other blockages between this one and the snow cornice at the pass.
6/15/19 - Only got halfway to bottom of pass. Large avalanche still blocking road with snow and snapped off trees.
Weston Pass
CR7
Pike/Fairplay
San Isabel/Leadville
719-836-2031
719-486-0749
Open 7/13/19
COMMENTS:
7/13/19 - Open and dry all the way through.
Wheeler Geological Area Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971    
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Wheeler Lake Pike/South Park 719-836-2031 Open 7/21/19
COMMENTS:
7/21/19 - Trail is open all the way. There is lots of water on the trail (pools and rivers), and a snowdrift about 2/3 of the way up that is passable for most 4x4's. Lots of standing water pools - 20+ overall. Most are 1-2' deep and easily passable. There are several spots where the river was running down the trail, including a spot near the top where the hiking trail splits off where the river was about 12" and running on the trail for about 50 yards.
7/21/19 - Lots of water as usual when snow is melting but no problems. Brush along much of trail will scratch even the most compact 4wd. Was extremely crowded but worth the drive. Beautiful as always and is one of our favorite trails and camping locations
Williams Pass San Isabel/Salida
Gunnison/Gunnison
719-539-3591/
970-641-0471
   
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Wurts Ditch Road White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
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Yankee Boy Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Open 7/31/19
COMMENTS:
7/31/19 - Open all the way. No problems. An easy drive.
2/19/19 - Closed by snow.
Yankee Hill Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 5/18/19
COMMENTS:
5/18/19 - The trail is passable but a few snow spots will challenge even the most powerful Jeep. The best direction would be west to east do to a large snowfield on a slope so going down is much easier than up. One spot about a mile or so from Mine Rd, Alice, there are 2 humps in the road covered with deep snow. Our most powerful jeep had to winch over. Snow about 1 mile from Alice requires tow strap or winch. Snow field 1.5 miles going downhill from West to East. Dry mostly once you get below treeline


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