BUSHDUCKS COLORADO JEEP TRAILS
WHEN ARE THEY PASSABLE?
DATES FOR 2017

Updated: 06/25/2017

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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 Canyon Billings Lake Bill Moore Lake Birdseye Gulch
Black Bear Pass Blacktail Creek Bolam Pass Boreas Pass
Blowout Pass Breakneck and Browns Passes 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
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 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 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 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    
COMMENTS:
Animas Forks Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Open 4/15/17
COMMENTS:
4/15/17 - Open all the way, though we turned around at the Picayune Gulch turn off. Still some recent wind-blown snow on the road, but passable. Nice, heavy snow banks the plows cut through lined the road. Photos of the approach here and here.
Argentine Pass/Waldorf Mine
FR248
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/17/17
COMMENTS:
6/17/17 - The lower road is open all the way to intersection with main trail again. Creek crossings are 2 feet or more. Upper road, is clear to waldorf site. The Argentine pass road is blocked by alot of snow as far as you can see. Santiago mine is accessible, but not beyond. Santiago mine is also now roofless and damaged due to poor construction on the remodel.
Alpine Tunnel San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
Aspen Ridge (CR 175)/Bassam Park (CR 187) San Isabel 719-486-0749 Mostly Open  
COMMENTS:
3/25/17 - Mostly open all year.
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
Partially Open 6/10/17
COMMENTS:
6/10/17 - The seasonal gate is still closed. I couldn't see any snow from the entry.
Billings Canyon BLM Grand Junction Open 3/26/17
COMMENTS:
3/26/17 - Billings Canyon is open all the way. Billings canyon is an extreme Jeep trail. 37" tire minimum with 2 locking differentials and a winch minimum. Please stay on the trail at ALL times. Expect body damage and/or breakage. Rollovers are highly possible.
Billings Lake
CR240
Chaffee County 719-539-6961    
COMMENTS:
3/25/17 - In 2016, the Forest Service repaired ruts on the North Fork Reservoir Road access to this trail.
Bill Moore Lake
FR183.1
Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially open 6/24/17
COMMENTS:
6/24/17 - Not open all the way. About 1/2 from the lake there are some large snow drifts. We managed to get by the first couple but at the bottom of the final hill there was a good 30' of road blocked by 2-3 foot drift.
6/3/17 - Not totally open. Managed to get 75% of the way. Winched through a few drifts, but could not get past 39.792004, -105.689944. Pretty good apart from that.
4/13/17 - Trail is blocked by snow at fork in road where forest service sign indicates left to Bill Moore Lake and right to Miller Lake. We made it through the chutes area but one large snowdrift at the start required winching through it.
Birdseye Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
Black Bear Pass
FR648
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed by San Miguel County.
Blacktail Creek Routt    
COMMENTS:
Blowout Pass Rio Grande/Divide      
COMMENTS:
Bolam Pass
FR578
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed.
Boreas Pass
CR 10/CR 3
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Open 6/10/17
COMMENTS:
6/10/17 - Open all the way. Road is in good condition.
Breakneck and Browns Passes
FR175/176)
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Bull Park
FR376
Pike 719-836-2031 Partially Open 4/22/17
COMMENTS:
4/22/17 - Open for the first 4.8 miles.
Bunce School Trail System
FR115
Boulder 303�541-2500    
COMMENTS:
Calamity Mesa BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600    
COMMENTS:
California Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
California Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed by San Juan County.
Caribou Creek
FR505.1
Boulder 303-541-2500 Closed 6/11/17
COMMENTS:
6/11/17 - Entrance still closed off CR116.
Carnage Canyon
(Buena Vista)
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
Cascade Creek Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/17/17
COMMENTS:
6/17/17 - The trail is open all the way.
Cement Creek Road Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
Chalk Mountain White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
Chihuahua Gulch
FR263
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Chinaman Gulch
BLM 6044
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Open 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/16/17 - Trail fully open. No downed trees or other obstructions.
China Wall
FR204,212
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open 6/15/17
COMMENTS:
6/15/17 - Trail is open and dry all the way. Moderate traffic the day we were there. There are few fun obstacles and the scenery is great.
5/10/17 - China Wall is closed until 15 June. This trail is no longer open all year.
Chinns Lake
FR174.1D
Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially Open 6/16/17
COMMENTS:
6/16/17 - Snowfield on shelf road 1.5 ft deep a few hundred yards from the lake, lifted 4x4 or winch needed to cross. Should melt off in the next week.
Cinnamon Gulch
FR262
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Closed through 2017 3/26/17
COMMENTS:
2017 - Colorado Mining and Safety is cleaning up the Pennsylvania Mine during 2017. This trail is likely closed at this time.
Cinammon Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Open 5/24/17
COMMENTS:
5/24/17 - Open all the way to Silverton.
4/14/17 - Closed by San Juan County.
Clear Lake Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 6/22/17
COMMENTS:
6/22/17 - trail stops at waterfall. SNOW!
Coney Flats
FR507.1
Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
Coon Hollow BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600 Open 4/23/17
COMMENTS:
4/23/17 - The Grand Mesa Jeep Club reopened Coon Hollow. Miles of brush cutting were required to make your trip enjoyable and a downed tree was removed from the road. The views are still fantastic and the trail has some "Jeepy" places that will garner your complete attention.
Corkscrew Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Partially Open 5/25/17
COMMENTS:
5/25/17 - According to the Ouray County Road and Bridge Facebook page, Corkscrew is open to the 2nd water crossing-still in progress.
4/14/17 - Closed by San Juan County.
Cottonwood Pass
FR209/FR306
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Closed  
COMMENTS:
3/25/17 -Cottonwood Pass will be closed this summer so that they can pave the Gunnison side.
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
   
COMMENTS:
Cunningham Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 4/17/17
COMMENTS:
4/17/17 - Open to the snow.
Dakan Road
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open 5/11/17
COMMENTS:
5/11/17 - All gates are open. Trail fully open. No apparent damage to trail from recent heavy rains and spring run-off.
Deer Creek White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
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:
Dolores Point BLM Grand Junction Open 5/19/17
COMMENTS:
5/19/17 - The Delores Overlook is open all the way. The Delores Overlook trail is an easy trail for any high clearance vehicle. The overlook is of the Delores River Valley as it round Steamboat Mesa and the Cottonwood Canyon which is home to Rose Garden Hill of Moab fame. The views of other surrounding trails and mesas are well worth the trip.
4/8/17 - Delores Point is open. The Grand Mesa Jeep Club did the necessary work to reopen the trail to the end.
3/22/17 - Delores Point is open all the way to the end. The road along the mesa rim overlooking the Delores Valley and Gateway, CO, is heavily overgrown. The Grand Mesa Jeep will be trimming the trees necessary for easy access sometime in the next month. The views from the rim road and at the end of the roads past the airstrip are fantastic. The main road out to the point is in very good condition. Please allow time for the deer to slowly move away. Most are still pregnant and do not need any unnecessary stress. Bring a good camera and a spotting scope. Other trails (areas) visible from Delores Point include The Palisade WSA, Sheep Creek, Steamboat Mesa, Delores Overlook, Sevenmile Mesa, Top of the World, Cottonwood Canyon (Rose Garden Hill), Polar Mesa, North and South Beaver Mesas, and Tenderfoot Mesa.
Eagle Rock Teller County Near Colorado Springs Open 6/3/17
COMMENTS:
6/3/17 - Trail is open all the way. Easier than most years as the run off has filled in a lot of the ruts.
Eldorado Mountain Boulder 303�541-2500    
COMMENTS:
Elwood Pass Rio Grande/Conejos
San Juan/Pagosa
719-274-8971
970-264-2268
   
COMMENTS:
Engineer Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Open 6/7/17
COMMENTS:
6/9/17 - According to the Lake City Facebook page: "Sorry for the confusion folks - We got some signals crossed earlier - Engineer Pass is OPEN! It is the Ouray side of Engineer, Mineral Creek Road, that is closed due to a rock slide. You can ride the whole loop as of June 6th, but it is in very rough shape so proceed with extreme caution!"
6/7/17 - According to Ouray County Road and Bride, "HIGH COUNTRY ROAD UPDATE: Due to a rock slide on County Road 18 (ENGINEER PASS) the road will remain closed in both directions until further notice."
6/6/17 - Open from Animas Forks to Lake City per forest service.
5/24/17 - Will not be open for Memorial Day weekend. It may be open in another week.
4/14/17 - Closed by San Juan County.
Fourmile Travel Area San Isabel/Salida 719-486-0749
719-539-3591
Open 3/25/17
COMMENTS:
3/25/17 - Some sections open all year. Gates will open for the seasonal sections on 4/15/17.
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 6/3/17
COMMENTS:
6/3/17 - Blocked by snow just beyond the lower Iron Fens gate. Hiked to mining district, lots of snow up high. Maybe 2 - 3 weeks before it's passable.
5/7/17 - Open until snow drifts at N39° 33.341' W105° 45.404' 10,005ft.
Georgia Pass White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/6/17
COMMENTS:
6/6/17 - Snowed in 3 blocks from the top on the Jefferson side. Thick heavy wet snow. It needs some tree triming.
5/11/17 - This is an update to the previous post about a tree blocking the road. That tree has been removed By the Sasquatch Jeepers from Mile-Hi Jeep Club. The road is open another half mile beyond that before it's completely snow-covered. It's about 1 foot deep and it's that loose granular sugar snow that gives you no traction. A group of well-equipped vehicles could make it a bit further.
5/6/17 - Partially open. Went up from the Jefferson side. At about 4 miles from the 870/54 intersection the trail is blocked by a large tree. Dry at the start with some avoidable snowdrifts a couple miles in. Changes to all snow as you approach the downed tree at 39.4382094, -105.9149148. Had to turn back here and had some fun getting out of the snow.
Gold Hill/Switzerland Trail Boulder 303-541-2500 Open 4/2/17
COMMENTS:
4/2/17 - Open all the way. Traveled the entire trail North to South. Light snow in shaded areas. Wet but not very muddy.
4/1/17 - Trail is open. Did not drive it north of Gold Hill road but the rest of the trail is clear A few puddle from the recent rain and snow, but no worse dor wear than a few years ago.
Goose Creek Road
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Gordon Gulch Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100    
COMMENTS:
Governor Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
   
COMMENTS:
Granite Creek Canyon BLM   Open 5/14/17
COMMENTS:
5/14/17 - Granite Creek is open. Granite Creek is open and the brushy trailsides have been trimmed back by the Grand Mesa Jeep Club. The shelf road has been cleared of all the rockfall obstacles, so is not as technical.
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 6/13/17
COMMENTS:
6/13/17 - Trail was open until about tree line where avalanche debris was blocking the trail. If trees are removed I believe the lake can be reached.
5/29/17 - Not open all the day, open/dry through gatekeeper and up scree slope. Ran into first snow at the second creek crossing about half way. Unpassable for my 35's shortly into snow, guy on 37's made it another mile. Avalanches from winter 1 mile from lake are ~10ft deep over trail. May not be dry until near July. Lake itself has spots of open water but largely still iced over.
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 4/17/17 Open
COMMENTS:
4/17/17 - Camped and ran the whole loop. Trails are clear both ways. Normal trail hazards exist.
Hagerman Pass
FR105
San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
Partially Open 6/22/17
COMMENTS:
6/22/17 - Traveled from Basalt/Ruedi side. Gate closed at intersection with Road 527 (Ivanhoe Lakes Road). Clear and dry and in good shape below this.
Halfmoon Creek
FR110
San Isabel/Leadville 719-486-0749 Partially Open 6/11/17
COMMENTS:
6/11/17 - Half Moon is passable all the way to the Champion Mill gate. Please be aware that there is a very small forestry sign on the right hand side of the road just before you get to the gate that says NO VEHICLES BEYOND THIS POINT. I was told while I was up there that the fine is $1,000 per tire for driving beyond that point plus a trespassing citation. Seems pretty crazy to me since the sign is so hard to see. Just trying to give you a heads up and hopefully save you some money. There were a few snow areas towards the top. Most capable rigs will be fine traveling in the tracks that are there. Please Stay The Trail. River was pretty high yesterday at the crossings. I was driving a JKU Rubicon on 37's and a 3.5" lift and the river came up over the hood briefly when crossing.
Hancock Pass
FR295,299
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Partially Open 6/24/17
COMMENTS:
6/24/17 - From St Elmo, trail is passable to the treeline. Snow drifts 2-3 feet deep once past the trees into the tundra. Expect trail will not be passable for another few weeks.
5/25/17 - Trail is clear up to the entrance of Mary Murphy Mine trail, approximately 3 miles in. From there the trail is littered with snow drifts only passable by a high clearance rig.
5/13/17 - Partially Open. Trail is wet with a little snow until 1.8 miles from Chalk Creek Dr. It is then solid snow 2'-3' deep.
Hayden Pass
FR970
Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/Salida
719-655-2547
719-539-3591
Open 6/10/17
COMMENTS:
6/10/17 - Open all the way through. I traveled from west to east. There is one tricky spot where a snowdrift still blocks about half of the road for about 20 feet on the east side about a half mile from the top. The donhill side is a bit soft from the snowmelt. I was able to put 2 tires on the drift and 2 on the dirt and was fine. It should open up a bit better in a week or 2, but it's passable now.
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/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
Hurricane Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed by San Juan County.
Imogene Pass
FR869
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed by San Miguel County.
Independence Pass
CO82
Lake/Pitkin Counties   Open 5/25/17
COMMENTS:
5/24/17 - Opens 12:00 pm 5/25/2017.
5/19/17 - Open for the season.
Independence Trail Canyon City      
COMMENTS:
Iron Chest San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Closed 5/13/17
COMMENTS:
5/13/17 - Nothing but snow a few hundred yards into the trail.
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 Open 5/25/17
COMMENTS:
5/25/17 - Scheduled to open 5:00 pm 5/25/2017.
Kelly Flats Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700 Closed 5/27/17
COMMENTS:
5/27/17 - Closed at Gate. Fallen trees and snow
Kendall Peak and Kendall Mountain Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
Kennebec Pass San Juan Public Lands 970-247-4874 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed.
Kingston Peak
FR353
Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially Open 6/14/17
COMMENTS:
6/14/17 - Gate closed from Apex. Hiked the peak from the gate. Saw snow covering sections of north trail.
6/1/17 - Large snow drifts still block the trail south from Rollinsville just past the fork to Mammoth Gulch. The road up to the fork was completely clear, but wet.
Lamartine/Saxon Mountain Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/17/17
COMMENTS:
6/17/17 - The trail is open all the way. The rock slide has been removed. The trail is in great shape.
LaSalle Pass
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Last Dollar Road
FR638
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Open 5/26/17
COMMENTS:
5/26/17 - Per San Miguel County Road and Bridge "Last Dollar Pass & 57P to Woods Lake are open.
5/14/17 - Road closed by snow bank just off of Sawpit Road.
Lead King Basin White River/Sopris District 970-963-2266    
COMMENTS:
Left Hand Canyon Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
Lime Creek Trail Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
Loch Lomond Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Closed 6/16/17
COMMENTS:
6/16/17 - Per Clear Creek ranger district: both gates closed due to snow
Longwater Gulch
FR221
Pike National Forest   Open 4/17/17
COMMENTS:
4/17/17 - Camped and ran the whole loop. Trails are clear both ways. Normal trail hazards exist.
Lost Canyon
Leadville
Sopris
970-963-2266    
COMMENTS:
Maggie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed by San Juan County.
Mammoth Gulch Boulder 303-65533;541-2500 Partially Open 5/13/17
COMMENTS:
5/13/17 - About 1/4 mile up the trail large snow bank blocking most of road. Witnessed a full size Bronco attempt to go over/around and he slid all the way down the side and needed a recovery by sheriffs. Do NOT attempt to go around, folks.
Marshall Pass
CR200
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Partially Open 4/10/17
COMMENTS:
4/10/17 - Traveling west from Ohaver Lake, the road is still snow blocked after Grays Creek.
McAllister Gulch White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
Medano Pass Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/San Carlos
National Parks
719-655-2547
719-269-8500
719-378-6399
Open 6/4/17
COMMENTS:
6/4/17 - Open all the way. Drove from west to east in a stock Tacoma 4x4 Off-Road. Water crossings up to 20" depth. Road mostly dry, some shallow mud. No snow patches. Gates open. Road surface mostly good. Fun trip.
5/29/17 - Closed until further notice.
Metberry Gulch Teller County   Open 4/16/17
COMMENTS:
4/16/17 - Fully open. Trail is in good sape with no snow. The water crossings were very low. I made it all the way down to teh Platte and back out without issue.
Middle St. Vrain
FR114
Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
Mill Creek/Red Elephant Trail Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Partially open 5/14/17
COMMENTS:
5/14/17 - Came from I70 side made it almost to empire loop but blocked by substantial snow drifts. Good shape and dry until snow drifts.
4/16/17 - Came up the back way from Downieville side. Made it up the difficult hill section but not far past it when we came across 30" of snow and turned around. Trail was in good condition.
Miller Rock Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
Miner's Creek White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Miner's Gulch Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
Minnie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed.
Moody Hill Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700    
COMMENTS:
Moon/Gamble Gulch Boulder 303-541-2500 Partially Open 6/11/17
COMMENTS:
6/11/17 - Traveled north on Moon Gulch but came to impassable snow drifts blocking the trail. Snow drifts that are difficult to impassable.
6/8/17 - We made it about 1/2 mile past the east-running 413 spur. A large dead pine had fallen and blocked the trail at that point, neccessitating a long reverse on the very narrow trail. One large snow drift partially blocked the trail, but was navigable. Several muddy sections were easily traversed, but be sure to keep your momentum. This was our first time on this trail; it is *very* narrow. My 2016 Tacoma received more Colorado pinstriping - full size rigs will probably hit the trees (of which we saw ample evidence).
Mosquito Pass Pike/South Park
Leadville County
719-836-2031 Partially Open 6/20/17
COMMENTS:
6/20/17 - It's going to be a while. Snow across the road even before you get to the switchbacks on the east side.
5/27/17 - I approached from Leadville or the west side and could only get to within a mile of where the 4x4 road starts.You can only get to about a mile from where the 4x4 road starts. The snow there is about 3 to 4 feet deep. Going to be a long time before this road is open.
Mount Antero
FR277/278
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Partially Open 6/10/17
COMMENTS:
6/10/17 - You can travel about 1 mile past the River crossing. I made it to the treeline. Trail had snow above the river crossing where Baldwin lakes trail goes right and Antero goes left. I was able to navigate the drifts until treeline. Snow had melted all around the road, but the road have snow drifts a foot or more deep. I was by myself and the terrain had no points to winch to so I turned back. My guess is that the trail will be fully open in a week or two. A convoy of multiple modified rigs could probably expedite the process at this point (if your into that sorta thing
Mount Baldy/Captain Jacks Pike National Forest/ El Paso County 719-836-2031    
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Mount Blanca/Como Lakes Rio Grande/Saguache 719-655-2547 Open 6/18/17
COMMENTS:
6/18/17 - Trail open to Como Lakes... could have gone further, but ran out of time.
Mount Bross Pike/South Park 719-836-2031    
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Mount McClellan Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
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Mount Zion San Isabel/Leadville 719-486-0749    
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Napoleon Pass San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
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No Name Gulch White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Open 6/16/17
COMMENTS:
6/16/17 - Open with a few short snowdrifts. A group of 5 well built Jeeps traveled from south (Wurts Ditch) to north (No Name Gulch) on FSR 705. The few snowdrifts could be crossed with a high clearance vehicle without going off-trail. We cleared several downed trees.
North Fork Reservoir Road San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
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Ohio Pass Gunnison 970-641-0471 Open 6/23/17
COMMENTS:
6/23/17 - The pass is open all the way over. THe road is in good shape with bits of snow along the side of the road at the top.
Ophir Pass
FR630
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Partially Open 6/9/17
COMMENTS:
6/9/17 - According to San Miguel County Road and Bridge: "Ophir Pass is now open. Drive safe, and watch for slick spots."
5/29/17 - East side plowed and open to the pass.
5/1/17 - Open to the top on the east side.
4/14/17 - Closed by San Miguel County.
Otto Mears Toll Road San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
Open 6/20/17
COMMENTS:
6/20/17 - The trail is passable all the way from Mears Junction to Bonanza. The snow bank on the top was melted just enough for me to press through with my left tires up against the snow. The creek crossing on the Bonanza side was tame, but muddy and boggy over much of it and I was stuck for 2.5 hours digging out. Stick to the east side of the crossing for your surest footing.
6/10/17 - Top closed due to 7ft high 160ft long. Trail is dry and dusty on the north side, spoke with 2 folks that had come up the south side and they said it was good as well up to the snowbank. Dusty & dry. Water crossings are not deep and trail is in good shape. No fallen trees or rock slides on the north side.
Owl Creek Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Partially Open 5/23/17
COMMENTS:
5/23/17 - Ouray County Road and Bridge is reporting Owl Creek Pass open to the county line.
Pace Lake Road BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600 Open 5/7/17
COMMENTS:
5/7/17 - The Pace Lake trail is open The Grand Mesa Jeep Club reopened the trail by cutting miles of brush from the sides. This trail is not for the timid. Lots of off-camber and large rocks to avoid.
Peak 9 Trail
FR248
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
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Peak 10 Trail White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
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Pearl Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
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Pennsylvania Gulch Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100 Open 5/24/17
COMMENTS:
5/29/17 - Narrow, rocky and wet. It was raining when we traveled it.
5/24/17 - Open all the way.
Peru Creek Road White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Picayune/Placer Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed.
Pickle Gulch Arapaho/Clear Creek Open; 6/10/17
COMMENTS:
6/10/17 - The trail is open all the way.
Pinyon Mesa        
COMMENTS:
Pole Hill Canyon Lakes 970-498-2770 Open 6/17/17
COMMENTS:
6/17/17 - Trail was opened this week by the Forest Service. Ran it Saturday the 17th. Completely open. Drove all of it. Clear and dry No real chnages or degradation from last year.
Pomeroy Lake
FR297
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
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Porphyry Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
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Poughkeepsie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 6/16/17
COMMENTS:
6/16/17 - The locked gate on the north end of the trail on Engineer Road / Mineral Creek will not be opened until 1 July. Mineral Creek is closed until the rock mitigation is completed. Mineral creek gets you to the beginning of Poughkeepsie.
6/2/17 - Trail is closed by a rockslide 0.7 miles from the trailhead. You can drive up and turn around @ 0.5 miles, then walk past the slide to see the river and overlook.You likely can walk all the way to Lake Como if you wanted, but we didn't.
4/14/17 - Closed by San Juan County.
Ptarmigan Pass White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
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Radical Hill White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
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Rampart Range Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610    
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Red Cone White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Closed 6/18/17
COMMENTS:
6/18/17 - Still gated at the Hall Valley entrance. Also, a large snow cornice appears to be covering the junction with Webster pass at the summit.
4/15/17 - Trail is currently closed for the season. Anticipated date of opening per Mile-Hi Jeep Club is June 25th.
Red Canyon Park Canyon City    
COMMENTS:
Richmond Hill Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
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Rollins Pass - East Side Roosevelt/Boulder 303-541-2500  Partially Open 6/4/17
COMMENTS:
6/4/17 - Open to approximately a half mile beyond the cut with the road around it, just before the wye. Blocked by snow beyond that. Looks like it's melting pretty fast up there.
Rollins Pass - West Side Arapaho/Sulphur 970-887-4100    
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Red and White Mountain
FR734
White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Closed 4/17/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed by snow. Over snow vehicles only. Will be open on 6/21 to wheeled vehicles (at the earliest).
Saints John White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Partially Open 6/18/17
COMMENTS:
6/18/17 - Open to mile 2.3 out of Montezuma. Blocked by 5 foot snow drift at mile 2.3 out of Montezuma. Also, the gate was closed and locked at the Deer Creek side to prevent runoff damage to the road (according to sign) so if I would have gotten through the snow drift, I would have had to go back at the end of the loop.
Santa Fe Peak White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Saran Wrap Pike National Forest Near Colorado Springs Open 6/3/17
COMMENTS:
6/3/17 - Trail is open all the way. No major block a few places where you had to use the by pass due to the wet rocks and loose sand, lockers strongly suggested
Schofield Pass White River/Sophris District 970-963-2266    
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Scotch Creek Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed by snow.
Sevenmile San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
Sheep Creek BLM Mesa County   Open 5/5/17
COMMENTS:
5/5/17 - The Sheep Creek trail is open.The trail is very rough most of the way. Erosion has exposed round river rock and some broken rock making it a headshaking effort to the top. There are two large rockfalls from the cliff that attempt to block the trail but you can drive over the smaller one. We will likely remove at least one 5/13/17.
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
   
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Sidney Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
   
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Slate River Road/Paradise Divide
FR317, FR734
Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
Slaughterhouse Gulch Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610 Open 5/7/17
COMMENTS:
5/7/17 - Open all the way.
Slide Lake White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Closed 5/8/17
COMMENTS:
5/8/17 - Trail is not open, right at entry to trail, gate is open but snow is ~3ft deep and soft. On 35's with dual lockers, made it 25 ft in and had to winch back out. Heavy snow through entirety of trail still, will probably be closer to passable 5/25
Spring Creek Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 6/11/17
COMMENTS:
6/11/17 - Open all the way. Only a little bit of residual snow on trail, near the end.
4/16/17 - Traveling from the Downieville side made it about a mile before we saw snow 10" of snow on the trail and decided to head back. Trail was in good condition.
4/15/17 - The trail is open past the first obstacle (The Wall) but we were stopped prior to the second obstacle due to snow. You could possibly make it past but we decided to turn around due to how tippy we got with a long drop to the bottom. We walked up to the second obstacle and it looked dry past that point.
Stony Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Partially Open 6/10/17
COMMENTS:
6/10/17 - Actually Stony Pass and it's trail is open and in great shape. The issue is Pole Creek. Due to all the snow melt Pole Creek is very high and running fast. For safety's sake you may not want to cross it. A large heavy vehicle probably won't get pushed sideways but it's hard to see where the rocks are.
6/6/17 - Open to top on west side per forest service.
4/14/17 - Closed by San Juan County.
Summitville Trail
FR250, FR330, FR380
Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971    
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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    
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Swan River Road - South Fork White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Tabeguache Trail BLM Grand Junction Open 5/5/17
COMMENTS:
5/5/17 - The Tabeguache is open from Hwy 141 going south until the Forest Service gate at the Dominguez Camp Ground which will open 5/15/17 if they open it. The Tab is open to the gate and is in good condition except for some tree limbs that extend into the trail.
4/30/17 - The Tab is open from the Bangs Canyon Staging Area to the gate at Hwy 141. The gate will remain locked until a legal hwy crossing is built and accepted by the CDOT. The trail is open but very rough. When wet, I would not recommend travel.
Taylor Mountain
CR228/FR330
Chaffee County 719-539-6961    
COMMENTS:
Taylor Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
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Tincup Pass
FR267
San Isabel/Salida
Gunnison/Gunnison
719-539-3591
970-641-0471
Partially Open 6/24/17
COMMENTS:
6/24/17 - Coming from St Elmo, trail is blocked about a half mile from the summit by a snow drift about 2-3 feet deep. Not passable by any motor vehicle. Expect the snow to remain for another few weeks; I'd guess it'll be open by mid July. Otherwise, trail up to that point was clear & views are still spectacular.
6/22/17 - Traveling from west (Tincup) side, the road around Mirror Lake is under water. Vehicular travel impossible at the time I was there.
6/17/17 - Trail is clear from the bridge in St Elmo for approximately 5 miles. There is a snow drift at tree line right where the trees open up to alpine tundra. The pass is not accessible by motor vehicle or ATV for probably a few more weeks. Views are still spectacular.
6/5/17 - Blocked at 4.5 miles with 2-3 foot snow on shaded area of road.
5/13/17 - Partially Open. You can make it 1.5 miles before you hit continuous snow 2'-4' deep. Trail is extremely soggy in the dirt spots. Please stay the trail and do not go around snow drifts. There was evidence of this already happening.
Tomichi Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
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Transfer Trail
FR602
White River 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
Treasure Mountain Loop Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 4/14/17
COMMENTS:
4/14/17 - Closed.
Turner Gulch Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
Twin Cone Pike, South Platte 719-836-2031 Partially Open 6/12/17
COMMENTS:
6/12/17 - Forest Service Road 126 is permanently closed from milepost 5.13 to milepost 7.37 per forest special order PSICC-2016-01 dated Feb. 8, 2016. This closure is before the first obstacle, basically where the road turned into a 4 wheel drive only trail, well before the hill climb. According to the order, the lower part of the road remains open, but you cannot drive all the way to the top of North Twin Cone, except by snowmobile (when there is at least 6" of snow). This trail was closed as part of a lawsuit settlement with environmental groups that claimed vehicular traffic was stressing the wildlife in the area.
5/13/17 - Seasonal gate is still closed.
Uncompahgre Divide Road
FS402
Grand Valley 970-242-8211 Open 5/5/17
COMMENTS:
5/15/17 - The Divide Road (FS402) is open from Hwy 141 to the Divide Forks Campground. The Divide Road is freshly graded and in great condition to the gate at the Divide Forks campground. The gate should open 5/15/17.
Uncompahgre Plateau Area Grand Valley 970-242-8211    
COMMENTS:
Uranium Road
FS404
Grand Valley 970-242-8211 Open 5/5/17
COMMENTS:
5/15/17 - The Uranium Road (FS 404) is open from the Divide Road (FS402) to the intersection with Mesa Co. 6.3/ Mesa Co. 19.5 The road is fresh graded and very good condition.
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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Wearyman Creek (FS747) White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
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Webster Pass/Handcart Gulch White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
Partially Open 6/18/17
COMMENTS:
6/18/17 - No. Partially blocked at the same spot mentioned below, but atvs were getting thru. A rig with large tires and the willingness to possibly drop thru the snow shelf into the shallow creek could probably make it thru the blocked area (which is the area where the road follows the creek itself) Hiked beyond the immediate blockage and the road does open back up, but saw that Webster pass itself still has a huge snow cornice that completely covers the last portion of the shelf road near the summit. In fact, the same cornice extends in a horseshoe shape to also cover the base of the Red Cone descent. It will be some time before it is open.
6/10/17 - Partially open. 3.2 miles from CR 60. Made it to N 39.51890° W 105.82770°. About 3.2 miles from the turnoff to Red Cone (gate closed) there is a large snow drift blocking the road. It's melting rapidly. There are several more drifts along the switch backs towards the pass.
5/7/17 - Handcart Gulch - Open until snow drifts at N39° 29.664' W105° 48.875' 10,314ft.
4/15/17 - North side of the trail is currently closed for the season, but the south side does not have a seasonal designation or a gate. 3 Jeeps on 37s, dual lockers, and single digit tire pressures, made it 2 miles from the intersection with Red Cone, to where the Handcraft Gulch mine outflow is. The trail had large drifts but was manageable with our low tire pressures.
Weston Pass
CR7
Pike/Fairplay
San Isabel/Leadville
719-836-2031
719-486-0749
Open 6/18/17
COMMENTS:
6/18/17 - Trail is open all the way. We went in from Leadville side and was dry all the way. Trail was in good condition. No drifts left on road and no washouts.
6/5/17 - Snowed in 2 blocks from the top on the South Park side. All dry, until just below the top
Wheeler Geological Area Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971    
COMMENTS:
Wheeler Lake Pike/South Park 719-836-2031 Partially Open 6/15/17
COMMENTS:
6/15/17 - The trail was clear and open about 2 miles from the mine building. There is a lot of water coming down the trail from all the runoff. Towards the end there were a few snow patches that we made fresh tracks through and about a quarter mile from bowling ball hill there is a drift that is placked solid for maybe 200 yards and 4' deep. It's going to be awhile on that one. Bowling ball hill also looked packed with snow.
6/2/17 - Trail is not open all the way, open about half way to the base of the upper valley. Approximately 1.25 mi up from trail head. Snow was melting quickly but over 3' in spots Snow blocking trail, estimate potential access to top of valley 7/4 but doubtful will be open all the way to the lake by then.
5/13/17 - Trail is blocked by snow within 1/2mi of trailhead. Some drifts are quite deep; I'd estimate it'll be about a month before they are passable by vehicle. Continuous snow begins at treeline.
Williams Pass San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
Wurts Ditch Road White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 Open 6/16/17
COMMENTS:
6/16/17 - Open with small snowdrifts. Traveled from south to north along FSR 705. There were small snowdrifts which could be crossed with a high clearance vehicle. Several downed trees were removed. We were able to negotiate the steep rocky up-hill without trouble and the top meadows around the road are snow free.
Yankee Boy Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Open 5/26/17
COMMENTS:
5/26/17 - According to the Ouray County Road and Bridge Facebook page, Yankee Boy is open.
5/7/17 - Trail has been plowed to the Basin. Difficult past the Governor Basin turnoff. Still heavy snow in the shade, but people have made it up there, at least judging by the tracks I saw. Photo here.
4/14/17 - Closed.
Yankee Hill Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 Open 5/30/17
COMMENTS:
5/30/17 - Ran the trail today. It's open all the way from Central City to St. Mary's. One large, but manageable, snow drift at the top of the hill.


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