BUSHDUCKS COLORADO JEEP TRAILS
WHEN ARE THEY PASSABLE?
DATES FOR 2014

Updated: 04/24/2014

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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.

As a guide, you can view the dates and information from the 2013 season, 2012 season, 2011 season, 2010 season, 2009 season, 2008 season, 2007 season, 2006 season, 2005 Season, 2004 Season,2003 Season, the 2002 Season or the 2001 Season.

This list is intended as a guide only and no responsibility is taken for any incident arising from mis-information. The ultimate responsibility as to whether the trail is safe to travel, within the capabilities of yourself and your vehicle, or indeed open at all, is taken by YOU. If in doubt, DO NOT TRAVEL. The inclusion of any trail on this page does not mean it is open or legal to travel. Conditions change, and trail status may change, sometimes without warning. Use common sense, and do not go around closure barriers.

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Alta Lakes Road Animas Forks Argentine Pass/Waldorf Mine Alpine Tunnel
Ballard Road Bangs Canyon Barbour Forks Billings Lake
Bill Moore Lake Birdseye Gulch Black Bear Pass Bolam Pass
Boreas Pass Blowout Pass Breakneck and Browns Passes Bunce County Trail System
Calamity Mesa California Gulch California Pass Caribou Creek
Chalk Mountain Chihuahua Gulch Chinaman Gulch China Wall
Chinns Lakes Cinnamon Pass Coney Flats Coon Hollow
Corkscrew Gulch Cottonwood Pass Cumberland Gulch Cumberland Pass
Cunningham Gulch Deer Creek Devil's Canyon Eagle Rock
Elwood Pass Engineer Pass Fourmile Area Geneva Creek
Georgia Pass Gold Hill/Switzerland Trail Governor Basin Guanella Pass
Gunsight Pass Green Ridge Road Grizzly Lake Hackett Gulch
Hagerman Pass Halfmoon Creek Hancock Pass Hayden Pass
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
Maggie Gulch Mammoth Gulch Marshall Pass McAllistair Gulch
Medano Pass Metberry Gulch Middle St. Vrain Mill Creek/Red Elephant
Miller Rock 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 Napoleon Pass
No Name Gulch North Fork Reservoir Road North Fork Swan River Ohio Pass
Ophir Pass Otto Mears Toll Road Owl Creek Pass Pace Lake Road
Pearl Pass Peru Creek Road Picayune/Placer Gulch Pickle Gulch
Pinyon Mesa Pole Hill Pomeroy Lake Poughkeepsie Gulch
Ptarmigan Pass Radical Hill Rampart Range Red Cone
Red Canyon OHV Park Red & White Mountain Rollins Pass Saints John
Santa Fe Peak Saran Wrap Schofield Pass Scotch Creek
Sidney Basin Slide Lake Spring Creek Spring Creek Pass
Shrine Pass Slate River Road/Paradise Divide Slaughterhouse Gulch Stony Pass
Summitville Trail Swan and Wise Trail Taylor Mountain Taylor Pass
Tincup Pass Tomichi Pass Treasure Mountain Loop Twin Cone
Uncompahgre Plateau Area Wager Gulch Warden Gulch Wearyman Creek (FS747)
Webster Pass/Handcart Gulch Weston Pass Wheeler Geological Area Wheeler Lake
Williams Pass Wurts Ditch Road Yankee Boy Basin Yankee Hill

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TRAIL NAME NATIONAL FOREST NAME/DISTRICT PHONE NUMBER STATUS DATE UPD.
Alta Lakes Road
FR623
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Animas Forks Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
Argentine Pass/Waldorf Mine
FR248
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Alpine Tunnel San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
Ballard Road Fort Collins Region      
COMMENTS:
 
Bangs Canyon BLM      
COMMENTS:
 
Barbour Forks White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Billings Lake
CR240
Chaffee County 719-539-6961    
COMMENTS:
 
Bill Moore Lake Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Birdseye Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Black Bear Pass
FR648
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
Blowout Pass Rio Grande/Divide      
COMMENTS:
 
Bolam Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
Boreas Pass White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 Closed 11/11/2013
COMMENTS:
11/11/13 - Trail was Closed on the Breckenridge side right at the first trail parking lot. The trail had packed snow/ice. It was obviously recently plowed.
Breakneck and Browns Passes (FR175/176) Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Bunce School Trail System
FR115
Boulder 303�541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Calamity Mesa BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600 Open 4/12/14
COMMENTS:
4/12/14 - The Calamity Mesa Loop is open all the way. We had some trail maintenance to perform to make it that way, so enjoy it. This is about 20-miles of class 7 trail with 11-named obstacles as well as several unnamed fetes for your pleasure. 33" tires minimum, high clearance, lockers in at least one axle, body armor, a winch, a good camera, and good driving skills minimum recommended. NO FULL-SIZE VEHICLES! Two obstacles are just barely wide enough for a Jeep JK. (we're talking inches). Calamity Mesa is southeast of Gateway, CO on the Uncompahgre Plateau. It offers spectacular views and some tough Jeeping. Figure 4-5 hours just on the 20-mile trail. From Grand Junction, add 1.5 hours each way. Pictures and a write-up of the Grand Mesa Jeep Club's 2013 Rock Junction can be seen here This trail is not recommended when wet. Bentonite is common on the trail in some narrow and severely off-camber areas. Bentonite when wet is nearly impossible to drive on and would be extremely dangerous.
California Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
California Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Caribou Creek Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Carnage Canyon San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Open all year  
COMMENTS:
Completely open all year.
 
Chalk Mountain White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
Chihuahua Gulch White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Chinaman Gulch San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Open all year  
COMMENTS:
Completely open all year.
 
China Wall Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open all year  
COMMENTS:
Completely open all year.
 
Chinns Lake Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Cinammon Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Coney Flats
FR507
Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Coon Hollow BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600    
COMMENTS:
 
Corkscrew Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Cottonwood Pass
FR209/FR306
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
 
Cumberland Gulch Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Cumberland Pass San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
 
Cunningham Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Deer Creek White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Devil's Canyon White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Eagle Rock Teller County Near Colorado Springs    
COMMENTS:
 
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
Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Fourmile Travel Area San Isabel 719-486-0749 Partially Open  
COMMENTS:
This is partially open most of the year.
 
Geneva Creek White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Georgia Pass White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Gold Hill/Switzerland Trail Boulder 303-541-2500 Closed 3/29/14
COMMENTS:
3/29/14 - Deep snow. Tried it from the Hwy 72, Sugarloaf road end. We made it only a couple of 100 yards before stopped by deep snow. There are two layers of crust in the snow pack. One on top, the second about 12 inches above the dirt. This second layer is very hard and icy. Once you break through both layers you are finished. Top layer effectively high centers the vehicle. The second layer keeps you from getting any traction.
Governor Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
   
COMMENTS:
 
Green Ridge Road Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100    
COMMENTS:
 
Grizzly Lake San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
 
Guanella Pass
CR62
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Gunsight Pass White River/Sopris District 970-963-2266    
COMMENTS:
 
Hackett Gulch
FR220
Pike National Forest Near Colorado Springs    
COMMENTS:
 
Hagerman Pass
FR105
San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
   
COMMENTS:
 
Halfmoon Creek San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
   
COMMENTS:
 
Hancock Pass
FR295
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
Hayden Pass
FR970
Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/Salida
719-655-2547
719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
 
Hermit Pass Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/San Carlos
719-655-2547
719-269-8500
   
COMMENTS:
 
Rampart Range Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610 Closed 4/13/14
COMMENTS:
4/13/14 - Still closed.
 
Hidden Valley Trail Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610 Closed 4/13/14
COMMENTS:
4/13/14 - Still closed, although the sign says open on 1 April.
 
Holy Cross City San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
   
COMMENTS:
 
Hurricane Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Imogene Pass
FR869
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Independence Pass
CO82
Park County      
COMMENTS:
 
Independence Trail Canyon City      
COMMENTS:
 
Iron Chest San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
 
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    
COMMENTS:
 
Kelly Flats Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700    
COMMENTS:
 
Kendall Peak and Kendall Mountain Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Kennebec Pass San Juan Public Lands 970-247-4874 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Kingston Peak
FR353
Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Lamartine/Saxon Mountain Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
LaSalle Pass
CR44
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031 Open? 4/20/14
COMMENTS:
4/20/14 - Could be open all the way. One snowdrift on the north side before you start the climb to the top. A vehicle or two could punch in and back up a few times to get through and still stay on the trail just fine. Made the entire ride on a MC without issue.
4/18/14 - Trail is not open for 4wd or ATV travel once in the tree line areas from either side. Trail is blocked by snow. Was able to get by the edge of the snow drifts on motorcycle on 4/18/14. Trail should be open for all travel by about 1 May.
Last Dollar Road
FR638
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835    
COMMENTS:
 
Lead King Basin White River/Sopris District 970-963-2266    
COMMENTS:
 
Left Hand Canyon Boulder 303-541-2500 Closed 4/1/14
COMMENTS:
4/1/14 - Left Hand Canyon is gated closed and locked with signs stating no access of any kind. There is severe erosion due to last fall's flooding. Word on the street is it will likely remain closed until 2016.
Lime Creek Trail Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300    
COMMENTS:
 
Loch Lomond Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Longwater Gulch
FR221
Pike National Forest      
COMMENTS:
 
Maggie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Mammoth Gulch Boulder 303-65533;541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Marshall Pass
CR200
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
McAllistair 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
   
COMMENTS:
 
Metberry Gulch Teller County      
COMMENTS:
 
Middle St. Vrain
FR114
Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Mill Creek/Red Elephant Trail Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Miller Rock Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Miner's Gulch Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Minnie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Moody Hill Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700    
COMMENTS:
 
Moon/Gamble Gulch Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Mosquito Pass Pike/South Park
San Isabel/Leadville
719-836-2031
719-486-0749
   
COMMENTS:
 
Mount Antero
FR277/278
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
Mount Baldy/Captain Jacks Pike National Forest/ El Paso County 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Mount Blanca/Como Lakes Rio Grande/Saguache 719-655-2547    
COMMENTS:
 
Mount Bross Pike/South Park 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
NOTE: Access is in issue for this trail due to private property. Check locally before proceeding.
 
Mount McClellan Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Napoleon Pass San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
No Name Gulch White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
North Fork Reservoir Road San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591  
COMMENTS:
 
North Fork Swan River
FR354
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Ohio Pass Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
 
Ophir Pass
FR630
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Otto Mears Toll Road San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
   
COMMENTS:
 
Owl Creek Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Pace Lake Road BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600    
COMMENTS:
 
Pearl Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
 
Peru Creek Road White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Picayune/Placer Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Pickle Gulch Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Pinyon Mesa        
COMMENTS:
 
Pole Hill Canyon Lakes 970-498-2770    
COMMENTS:
 
Pomeroy Lake
FR297
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
Poughkeepsie Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Ptarmigan Pass White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
Radical Hill White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Rampart Range Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610 Closed 4/13/14
COMMENTS:
4/13/14 - Still closed.
 
Red Cone White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Red Canyon Park Canyon City    
COMMENTS:
 
Rollins Pass - East Side Roosevelt/Boulder 303-541-2500    
COMMENTS:
 
Rollins Pass - West Side Arapaho/Sulphur 970-887-4100    
COMMENTS:
 
Red and White Mountain White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
 
Saints John White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Santa Fe Peak White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Saran Wrap Pike National Forest Near Colorado Springs    
COMMENTS:
 
Schofield Pass White River/Sophris District 970-963-2266    
COMMENTS:
 
Scotch Creek Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Sevenmile San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 Open all year  
COMMENTS:
Open all year.
 
Shrine Pass White River/Holy Cross
White River/Dillon
970-827-5715
970-468-5400
   
COMMENTS:
 
Sidney Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
   
COMMENTS:
 
Slate River Road/Paradise Divide        
COMMENTS:
 
Slaughterhouse Gulch Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610 Partially open 4/5/14
COMMENTS:
4/5/14 - Trail is not open all the way due to snow. We made it past the fork and considerably farther to the left. Map of open trail is here. The snow has layers. Soft sugar like snow wedged between layers of ice. Some layers of ice were as big as 3 inches thick.

According to the forest service, this trail is open all year.

Slide Lake White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
Spring Creek Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 
Stony Pass Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Summitville Trail
FR250, FR330, FR380
Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971    
COMMENTS:
 
Swan and Wise Trail, middle fork White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Taylor Mountain
CR228/FR330
Chaffee County 719-539-6961    
COMMENTS:
 
Taylor Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
 
Tincup Pass
FR267
San Isabel/Salida
Gunnison/Gunnison
719-539-3591
970-641-0471
   
COMMENTS:
 
Tomichi Pass Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471    
COMMENTS:
 
Treasure Mountain Loop Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Twin Cone Pike, South Platte 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Uncompahgre Plateau Area Grand Valley 970-242-8211    
COMMENTS:
 
Wager Gulch Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
   
COMMENTS:
 
Warden Gulch White River/Dillon 970-468-5400    
COMMENTS:
 
Wearyman Creek (FS747) White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
Webster Pass/Handcart Gulch White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
   
COMMENTS:
 
Weston Pass
CR7
Pike/Fairplay
San Isabel/Leadville
719-836-2031
719-486-0749
   
COMMENTS:
 
Wheeler Geological Area Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971    
COMMENTS:
 
Wheeler Lake Pike/South Park 719-836-2031    
COMMENTS:
 
Williams Pass San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591    
COMMENTS:
 
Wurts Ditch Road White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715    
COMMENTS:
 
Yankee Boy Basin Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
Closed 12/2/13
COMMENTS:
12/2/13 - Closed according to the Forest Service.
 
Yankee Hill Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000    
COMMENTS:
 


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