BUSHDUCKS COLORADO HIGH COUNTRY JEEP TRAILS
WHEN ARE THEY PASSABLE?
DATES & TRAIL STATUS FOR 2024

LATEST TRAIL STATUS UPDATE: 6/12/2024.
LATEST TRAIL COUNT: 266 TRAILS.



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The status of many popular high elevation 4x4 trails in Colorado are listed below and are updated as the trails open or close and as trail users contribute. The list includes some 2 wheel drive access roads. The voluntary trail-status updates come from many sources, primarily individual trail riders plus the National Forest Service and the BLM.
As 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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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, often without warning. Use common sense, and do not go around closure barriers, signs, or warnings. YOU have responsibility for your own actions and all of these trails should be considered TRAVEL AT YOUR OWN RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY.

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Alpine Tunnel FSR 839 Alta Lakes Road
FSR 632
Amphitheater Road
FSR 855 / CR-16
Animas Forks CR 9 / CR 2
Argentine Pass Road FSR 724.1
Leavenworth Creek Road FSR 248.1
Aspen Ridge/Bassam Park Bald Mountain FSR 520/
Mt Baldy Road trails
Baldwin Lake/Creek 4WD Road FSR 277
Ballard Road FSR 129 Bangs Canyon Barbour Fork
FSR 194.2
Baxter Pass
CR 201
Billings Canyon Road Billings Lake CR 240 Bill Moore Lake FSR 183 / Red Elephant Hill FSR 171.3A Birdseye Gulch
Black Bear Pass
FSR 648 & FSR 823
Blacktail Creek / Radium Road FSR 212.1 Bolam Pass FSR 578 /Hermosa Park Road Boreas Pass CR-10 & CR-33
Boulder Mountain 4WD Road Pass FSR 279 Blowout Pass /
East Fork Pinos Road
FSR 329/
Spring Creek Road
FSR 280/
Pinos Creek Road #14 /
Dry Creek Road FSR 264
Breakneck and Browns Passes FSR 175 & 176 Brown Mountain Road FSR 884 / CR 20
Bull Park Road FSR 376 Bunce School Road Trail System FSR 115 Calamity Mesa BLM 867/875/877 California Gulch CR 9
California Pass CR 19 Caribou Creek FSR 505
FSR 202 & FSR 203
Cascade Divide Road FSR 579 Cement Creek Road FSR 740
Chalk Mountain Chihuahua Gulch
FSR 263
Chinaman/ Yansing Gulch
BLM 6044
Carnage Canyon BLM 6043
China Wall
Chinns Lake +
Sherwin Lake FSR 174.1D /
Rainbow Road FSR 174
Cinnamon Gulch FSR 262.1 Cinnamon Pass
CR 5 & CR 30
Clear Lake FSR 815 /South Mineral Road FSR 585
Clohesy Lake 4WD Road FSR 381 Coney Flats FSR 507.1 Coon Hollow Corkscrew Gulch / Pass
FSR 886 /CR 20A & CR 11
Cottonwood Pass / South Cottonwood Road FSR 344 / Grassy Gulch 4WD Road FSR 349 Cow Creek FSR 857 Crooked Creek Cumberland Gulch
Cumberland Pass & Waunita Pass Cunningham Gulch CR 4 Dakan Mountain Road
FSR 563
Deer Creek / Montezuma Deer Creek Road CR 5
Democrat Mountain Road FSR 778.1 Devil's Canyon
FSR 246
Dexter Creek Road CR-14 Dolores Point
Eagle Rock/
La Garita FSR 670/
Canada Ancha Road FSR 670.2B
Eldorado Mountain Elwood Pass Engineer Pass
Eureka Gulch CR 25 Fourmile Area Garibaldi Gulch & Wise Mountain FSR 356.1 Geneva Creek Road (Upper) FSR 119
Georgia Pass FSR 355 / Michigan Creek Road FSR 54/a> Gold Hill/
Switzerland Trail FSR 120J.0
Goose Creek Road Gordon Gulch
Governor Basin
FSR 853.1C
Guanella Pass FSR 381 Gunsight Pass Granite Creek Canyon
Green Ridge Road FSR 177 & 319 Greer Road FSR 154 Grizzly Lake / Grizzly Gulch 4WD Road Hackett Gulch FSR 220
Hagerman Pass FSR 105 Halfmoon Creek/Gulch Rd FSR 110 Halls Gulch Rd FSR 766 Hancock Lake Road FSR 295
Hancock Pass Jeep Trail FSR 299 & FSR 266 Handcart Gulch Road FSR 121 Hayden Pass FSR 970 /
Hayden Creek Road Fremont County Road 6
Heart Lake Rd/Carson Rd FSR 518 & 568
Hermit Pass/Lake Road FSR 160 Hidden Valley Trail Holy Cross City FSR 759 Homestake Road FSR 243.2A
Hurricane Pass CR 10 Imogene Pass
CR-K68 & FSR 869
Richmond Basin FSR 869.1A
Independence Pass Independence Trail /
Penrose Commons Recreation Area
Iron Chest Mine spur off San Isabel FSR 295 Ironclads Road FSR 216.1 Italian Creek Road
FSR 759
Jenny Creek Road FSR 502.1
Jenny Creek Trail FSR 808.1
John Brown Canyon Road CR 4.4 Johnny Park Road Jones Pass FSR 144.1 Kebler Pass CR 12
Kelly Flats /
Wintersteen Park Road FSR 168
Kennebec Pass CR 124 Kingston Peak
FSR 353
Lamartine/Saxon Mountain Road FSR 712.1
La Salle Pass
FSR 44 & CR 31
Last Dollar Road
FSR 638 & CR-T60
Lead King Basin Road FSR 315 /
Sheep Mountain Road FSR 315.2 /
Crystal River Road FSR 314.1
Lime Creek Road FSR 591
Loch Lomond FSR 701 Longwater Gulch CR 221 Los Pinos-Cebolla Road FSR 788 Lost Canyon Road FSR 398
Lost Park Road FSR 56 Maggie Gulch
San Juan CR 23
Mammoth Gulch FSR 176 Marshall Pass
West side FSR 243
East Side FSR 200
Poncha Creek Road FSR 203
McAllister Gulch
FSR 708
Medano Pass FSR 559 Metberry Gulch CR 205/ Cedar Mountain Road CR 51 Middle St. Vrain FSR 111.4
Mill Creek FSR 172.1/Red Elephant Hill Road FSR 171.3A Miller Rock Miners Creek FSR 1000.1 Miner's Gulch FR709 / N Clear Creek Rd FR705
Mineral Creek / Lower Engineer Pass Road
FSR 878 / San Juan County Road 17
/Mineral Point Mill
Minnie Gulch Road
San Juan County Road 24
Moody Hill FSR 513 Moon/Gamble Gulch FSR 411.1
Mosquito Pass CR 12 & CR 3 Mount Antero 4WD Road FSR 278.A /
Upper Browns County Road 4WD FSR 278/
Baldwin Creek 4WD Road FSR 277
Mount Baldy/Captain Jacks Mount Blanca/Como Lakes
Mount Bross
- Multiple Trails
Mount McClellan Mount Princetown Road FSR 322 /
Lucky Mine Road FSR 322.A
Mount Zion FSR 109
Napoleon Pass FSR 540 Niche Road / 6 3/10 Road Nolan Creek Road FSR 418.1 No Name Gulch
FSR 705.1
North Fork Reservoir Road Ohio Pass/ Ohio Creek Road FSR 730 Old Flowers Road
FSR 152
Old Fulford Road
FSR 419.1
Ophir Pass
East side FSR 679
West side FSR 630
Otto Mears Toll Road
FSR 869 /CR 47YY
Owl Creek Pass FSR 858 Pace Lake Road
Peak 9 Trail Peak 10 Trail Pearl Pass FSR 738 Pennsylvania Gulch FSR 95J.0
Peru Creek Road Picayune Gulch /
Placer Gulch
San Juan CR 9
Pickle Gulch/
Blackhawk Road FSR 718.1
Pinyon Mesa
Pole Hill FSR 122 Pomeroy Lake Road FSR 297 Porphyry Gulch /
Bullion King Road FSR 822
Poughkeepsie Gulch FSR 876
/Lake Como San Juan CR 58
Ptarmigan Pass FSR751/
Resolution Rd FSR 702
Radical Hill FSR 286 Rainbow Falls Road FSR 350 Rainbow Falls RZR Loop FSR 347
Rampart Range FSR 300 Red Cone Road FSR 565 Red Canyon OHV Park Red & White Mountain FSR 734
Red Elephant Hill Road FSR 171.3A Richmond Basin Road FSR 869.1A Richmond Hill Road Rimrocker Trail
Rollins Pass E. FSR 149
Rollins Pass W FSR 149
Saints John Road FSR 275 Santa Fe Peak FSR 264 Saran Wrap
Schofield Pass Road
FSR 317
Scotch Creek Road FSR 550.1
/Hotel Draw Rd FSR 550
Sheep Creek Sheephorn Mountain
FSR 401
Sheridan Hill Shrine Pass FSR 16 / 709 Sidney Basin
FSR 853.1C1
Slate River Road/Paradise Divide
Slaughterhouse (Gulch) Road FSR 105
Crow Creek Road FSR 101
Slide Lake 4WD Road FSR 145 Spring Creek Trail
FSR 712.2
/Silver City Road
FSR 712.2J
Spring Creek Road
FSR 744
Stillwater Pass Road FSR 123 & CR 4 Stony Pass San Juan CR3 /Rio Grande Res Rd FSR520/CR-18 & Buffalo Boy Mine Road
Kite Lake/Beartown Road FSR 506
Summitville Road FSR330
Park Creek Road FSR 380
Switzerland Trail FSR 120J.0
Swan River Road
- Middle Fork FSR 6.2
Swan River Road - North Fork FSR 354.1 Swan River Road - South Fork Tabeguache Trail
FSR 544.1A /
Dominguez Road
FSR 408
Taylor Mountain Taylor Pass Road FSR 761
/Express Creek Road
Tincup Pass FSR 267
Mirror Lake Road FSR 267
Tomichi Pass
FSR 888
Transfer Trail FSR 602 Treasure Mountain Loop San Juan CR 9 Turner Gulch Twin Cones FSR 126
Uncompahgre Divide Road FSR 402 Uncompahgre Plateau Area Uranium Road FSR 404 U.S. Basin Road FSR 825 / CR-14
Wager Gulch /
Carson Road FSR 568
Warden Gulch Washington Gulch Road Wearyman Creek
FSR 747
Webster Pass Road
FSR 285.1
Weston Pass CR 22 & FSR 162 Wheeler Geological Area FSR 600 Wheeler Lake FSR 408
Williams Pass
FSR 298
Wurts Ditch Road FSR 100 Yankee Boy Basin Road
FSR 853.1B
Yankee Hill trails
Clear Creek County
Yansing (Chinaman) Gulch
BLM 6043
     

TRAIL NAME NATIONAL FOREST NAME/ RANGER DISTRICT PHONE NUMBER STATUS DATE UPD.
ALPINE TUNNEL
ROAD FSR 839
Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 OPEN**
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6/2/24
COMMENTS:
6/2/24 - Courtesy of CORE, and Silver Plume General Store, once again.
** East Alpine Tunnel Road - OPEN to the trailhead.
** West Alpine Tunnel Road - OPEN for 5 miles.

ALTA LAKES ROAD FSR 623 Uncompahgre GMUG
Norwood R District
970-874-6600
970-327-426
 
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AMPHITHEATER ROAD
FSR 855 / CR-16
8,472 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray
San Juan County
970-240-5300 OPEN**
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6/4/24
COMMENTS:
6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray Road & Bridge once again for 2024.
** Amphitheater Road FSR 855 / CR-4F is listed as OPEN. No trails surface status offered as yet. Been here? Share back!

ANIMAS FORKS
CR 9 /CR 2
11,160 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray
San Juan County
970-240-5300 OPEN
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4/26/24
COMMENTS:
4/26/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County R&B once again as we roll into 2024 trail travel season. :)
- San Juan CR-2 is OPEN. Plowed to Animas Forks.

ARGENTINE PASS ROAD FSR 724.1
LEAVENWORTH CREEK ROAD
FSR 248.1
Start A. Pass Road 11,594 ft.
A. Pass 13,207 ft.
White River NF Dillon R District 970-468-5400  
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ASPEN RIDGE ROAD FSR 185 / CR 175 / BASSAM PARK CR187 San Isabel 719-486-0749 OPEN
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5/21/24
COMMENTS:
5/21/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking and double checking trails for all to appreciate.
- Aspen Ridge is OPEN. Enjoy.

BALD MOUNTAIN TRAILS/ MT BALDY ROAD FSR 520/ 520.1/ 520.3/ 528.1b/ 528.2
Jnt Boreas PassRd CR10 10,086 ft.
Iowa Mill 11,239.
Carbonate Mine 12,127 ft.
High point Upper Mt Baldy Road 12,575 ft.
White River/
Dillon Ranger Dist
Summit County

970-468-5400
CLOSED
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5/24/24
COMMENTS:
5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District updating for all to enjoy.
- Bald Mountain, FSR #520/520.3/528.1b/528.2 is CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.

BALDWIN LAKE/CREEK 4WD ROAD FSR 277 San Isabel/Salida
719-539-3591
OPEN **
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6/8/24
COMMENTS:
6/8/24 - Courtesy of CORE, working on keeping trails open to travel.
** Baldwin Creek 4WD Road FSR 277 is OPEN up to around 11,500ft. That's around 1.2 miles past the road split with Upper Browns County 4WD Road FSR 278 to Mount Antero.
** FSR 278, Upper Browns County 4WD Road is OPEN to around 12,000ft at the bottom of the lower switchbacks 38°40'00.1"N 106°15'45.8"W on Mount Antero. That's around 1.4 miles above the road split with Baldwin Creek 4WD Road FSR 277.

5/23/24 - Courtesy of trail gurus, CORE, working on keeping trails open to travel.
** We headed up Baldwin Creek Road FSR 277, which leads to Upper Browns and Antero 4WD Road FSR 287.A, not expecting much luck. Sure enough, it's still CLOSED to snow. We only got maybe about a half a mile. Too much snow blockade on an incut cut to get through. Time to turn back. Gonna be a while here too before we can expect to proceed any great distance up the trail. WTS!

BALLARD ROAD
FSR 129
Canyon Lake Ranger District 970-295-6700 CLOSED
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5/7/24
COMMENTS:
5/7/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger District once again for 2024.
- Ballard Road remains CLOSED due to the Cameron Peak Fire in 2020.

Bangs Canyon BLM Grand Junction  
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BARBOUR FORK ROAD
FSR 194.2
B Forks TH 8,490
Devils Spur T/H 10,482 ft.
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
 
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- REMINDER: Barbour Fork is no longer a loop trail!

BAXTER PASS ROAD
Garfield CR 201
BLM Grand Junction
202-208-3801  
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Billings Canyon BLM Grand Junction  
 
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BILLINGS LAKE/
NORTH FORK S. ARKANSAS ROAD
CR 240.
Pride of the West Mine 12,011 ft.
Angel of Shavano
Camp 9,163 ft.
Chaffee County/
Salida Ranger Dist
719-539-4591
719-539-3591
 
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BILL MOORE LAKE ROAD FSR 183.1 /
RED ELEPHANT HILL ROAD FRS 173.1A
BM Lake 11,348ft
Jnct FSR 183.1C
11,118 ft.
Arapaho NF /
Clear Creek R Dist
970-295-6600
303-567-4382
CLOSED
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5/11/24
COMMENTS:
5/11/24 - Courtesy of trail rider Josh B. once again.
- Trail still CLOSED to snow, typically as you approach the chutes at this time of the year. More snow expected.

BIRDEYE GULCH Pike/South Park
Leadville County
719-836-2031  
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BLACK BEAR PASS
FSR 648 &
FSR 823
BB Pass 12,840 ft
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835  
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- In 2022 Black Bear Pass opened to the wheeled traffic on July 2.
- Wind-back further, 2021 to see San Miguel County dozer doing a rather scary job of pushing on down thru the switchbacks on BBP late June 2021. Hats off to those dozer drivers who did an incredible job, year in year out to provide access for others.

BLACKTAIL CREEK/ RADIUM ROAD
FSR 212.1
Routt Nat Forest
Yampa R District
307-745-2300
970-638-4516
 
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BLOWOUT PASS /
East Fork Pinos Road FR 329 /
Spring Creek Road 280 /
Pinos Creek Road #14 /
Dry Creek Road
FSR 264
B. Pass 11,774 ft.
Rio Grande NF/
Divide Ranger Dist
719-852-5941
719-657-3321
 
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BOLAM PASS/ HERMOSA PARK ROAD FSR 578 Uncompahgre/Ouray
Columbine Ranger Dist /
Dolores Ranger Dist
970-240-5300 OPEN**
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6/3/24
COMMENTS:
6/3/24 - Courtesy of SJ MTG sharing around trail status as ever!
** Bolam Pass is now OPEN from the Purgatory side via Hermosa Park Road FSR 578 up to snow CLOSURE at around 11,100ft near Celebration Lake. Travel safely, Stay the Trail and be prepared to turn around.

5/24/24 - Courtesy of SJ MTG sharing around trail status as ever!
** Bolam Pass remains CLOSED to snow from both sides. Hermosa Park Road FSR 578 gate at Purgatory end, OPENED 5/22/24. Deadfall trees will add to the challenge of trail travel as the snow melts. Stay the Trail as we all know.

BOREAS PASS
Summit Co CR 10
Park County CR 33
Jnct Bald Mt Rd FSR 520 10,086ft
B. Pass 11,482 ft.
Como Cem 9,923ft
White River/
Dillon Ranger Dist
Summit County
& Park County

970-468-5400
CLOSED
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6/2/24
COMMENTS:
6/2/24 - Courtesy of trail rider Alan H.
- Boreas Pass Road is still CLOSED.
- Rode to Como where there is a sign at the road that says "Closed." This corresponds with the county website which says it is currently still closed.

5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District and trail rider Josh B.
- Boreas Pass, County Road 10 is CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes. Tentative open date: May 28.

Reminder: This being a county road is maintained by Summit County R&B. OHVs are not permitted on this road.

BOULDER MOUNTAIN 4WD ROAD FSR 279
Elevation Range: 10,265 - 12,790 ft.
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 OPEN**
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6/10/24
COMMENTS:
6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking trail status on the ground and sharing around for 2024.
** Boulder Mountain 4WD Road is OPEN to snow for 2024. Expect to travel with a challenge to around 2 miles around 11,000 ft. Don't travel alone, turn around before conditions mean you don't have that option.

BREAKNECK & BROWNS PASSES
FSR 175 & 176
BK Pass 10,914 ft.
Browns Pass 11,374 ft.
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031  
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BROWN MOUNTAIN ROAD
FSR 884 / CR 20
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 OPEN**
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5/22/24
COMMENTS:
5/22/24 - Courtesy of Ouray Road & Bridge crew, clearing and updatng us all.
** Brown Mountain Road is now classed as OPEN for 2024. No trail surface update.
** As the R&B team continually remind us, conditions on the likes of this 4WD are highly variable. Many HAZARDS exist. Weather at these high altitudes can and do change rapidly and without warning. REMEMBER - YOU ARE CHOOSING TO DRIVE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

BULL PARK ROAD
FSR 376.A
Pikes Peak Ranger Dist 719-636-1602  
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BUNCE SCHOOL TRAIL SYSTEM
FSR 115 & FSR 105
FSR 202 & FSR 203
IRONCLADS ROAD FSR 216.1
Boulder 303-541-2500 OPEN
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5/16/24
COMMENTS:
5/16/24 - Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District yet again for 2024.
- Bunce School Road trail system is OPEN, including FSR 105, FSR 115, FSR 105, Ironclads FSR 216, FSR 217, FSR 213.

5/12/24 - Courtesy of CO OFT0 yet again for 2024.
- Reports suggest you can get through all the way. Expect some deep snow at the south end. North end, all good to go. Enjoy and shoot back pics.

CALAMITY MESA
BLM 867/ 875/ 877
BLM Grand Junction (970) 244-3000  
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CALIFORNIA GULCH
CR 9.
Animas Forks Junct CR9 & CR2
10,998 ft.
Frisco Mill/ Bagley Tunnel 11,438 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300  
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CALIFORNIA PASS
CR 19
Mountain Queen Mine 12,781 ft.
C. Pass 12,960 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray
San Juan County
970-240-5300 CLOSED
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5/17/24
COMMENTS:
5/17/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County Backroads and Mighty Michael sharing trail status updates as ever around the San Juans.
- California Pass SJ CR 19 is still not OPEN.

CARIBOU CREEK
FSR 505.1,
Rainbow Lakes CR 116J, CR 128J
Arapho-Roosevelt/ Boulder Ranger Dist 970-295-6600
303-541-2500
CLOSED
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5/16/24
COMMENTS:
5/16/24 - Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District Road Staus update, once again.
- Caribou NFS 505, CR 128J and Rainbow Lakes CR 116J remain CLOSED for now.
- Annual anticipated Open/Close date is June 15/Nov 30.

CASCADE DIVIDE ROAD FSR 579 San Juan / Columbine (970) 884-2512 OPEN
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6/10/24
COMMENTS:
6/10/24 - Courtesy of Columbine Ranger District update.
- Cascade Divide Road is classed as OPEN for 2024. No trail surface staus as yet.

- Annual anticipated CLOSURE date: 11/14.
CEMENT CREEK ROAD FSR 740 Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471  
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CHALK MOUNTAIN FSR 134 Leadville Ranger District 719-486-0749  
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CHIHUAHUA GULCH ROAD
FSR 263
10,467 ft to 11,333 ft.
CHIHUAHUA LAKE HIKING TRAIL #78
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400  
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CHINAMAN (YANSING) GULCH
BLM 6044 / CARNAGE CANYON TRAIL BLM 6043
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 OPEN
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5/20/24
COMMENTS:
5/20/24 - Courtesy of CORE, keeping tabs on trails as ever! :)
- Chinaman renamed as Yansing Gulch, remains OPEN with no issues to report.
- Alongside, Carnage Canyon remains OPEN, also with no issues.

5/9/24 - Courtesy of CORE once again! :)
- Carnage Canyon Trail BLM 6043 is OPEN. Expect show on the north face segmemts of the trail.
- Yansing Gulch BLM 6044 remains OPEN, ditto for snow on segments.

4/24/24 - Courtesy of CORE once again! :)
** Yansing Gulch, formerly Chinaman Gulch, is as expected, OPEN given its base elevation of 8,109ft. reaching to 8,900ft at the top of the loop. However, you can still expect snow patches on the north faces of the hill, so approach with caution, as ever.

CHINA WALL / BOX ROAD.
FSR 212 /FSR 204
Junct FSR 212 &
CR-77 8,772 ft.
China Wall crest 9,010 ft.
Pike NF/
South Park R. Dist
Park County
 
719-836-2031
CLOSED
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6/2/24
COMMENTS:
6/2/24 - Courtesy of trail watchdog, CORE, once again.
- We helped Colorado Four Wheelers construct a gatekeeper at the 204 entrance to China Wall. The trail opens on June 15th.

5/17/24 - Courtesy of avid trail-rider Josh B.
- China Wall remains CLOSED and apparently patrolled. Further updates anyone?

CHINNS LAKE ROAD FSR 174.1D
RAINBOW ROAD FSR 174

Chinns Lake 11,052 ft.
Junct FSR 174 10,405 ft.
Clear Creek R. Dist
Clear Creek County
303-567-3000  
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Cinnamon Gulch
FSR 262.1
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400  
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CINNAMON PASS
San Juan CR 5
Hinsdale CR 30
Pass 12,640 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of CO ORT, sharing trail updates yet again.
** Cinnamon Pass is OPEN through. Silverton to Lake City is a goer, yet expect snow and drive with caution.
5/17/24 - Courtesy of Mighty Michael, keeping all informed on trail status, as ever.
** Drove to the top of Cinnamon Pass today on the San Juan County side. Plowed and wet. Didn't venture down the Hinsdale side as there's been a lot snow blown in the past few days. Too risky in a lone vehicle and no word as yet on the Hinsdale County gate being opened up down below as that was dependent on the trail drying up sufficiently. See 5/7/24 status update below. Be mindful of on-coming traffic on the narrow plowed sections of the trail when returning down the San Jan County side.

5/10/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County.
- Cinnamon Pass via San Juan CR-5 is OPEN on their side only. Awaiting trail surface updates.

5/7/24 - Courtesy of Hinsdale County R&B crew yet again for 2024.
** Cinnamon Pass from Lake City side, via Hinsdale CR 30, is only OPEN as far up as Burrows Park at 10,750ft. The road is CLOSED gated at this point and will not open to the summit until the road has dried out more completely.

5/2/24 - Courtesy of SJ County R&B crew.
- San Juan County dozer IN PROGRESS of clearing Cinnamon Pass up beyond Animas Forks. Watch this space, looking like real soon for an opening to the pass on this side, despite much snow at that level.
- In 2023, the SJ County dozer driver Dave had pushed open SJ CR-5 to Cinnamon Pass by 5/21/23.

CLEAR LAKE ROAD
FSR 815 /
SOUTH MINERAL ROAD FSR 585/CR7
Uncompahgre/Ouray
San Juan County
970-240-5300 OPEN
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County R&B update. :)
- South Mineral Road FSR 585 (non gated) is OPEN and snowy.
- Clear Lake Road FSR 815 remains CLOSED. Snow at the timberline. Trail is not due for plowing - left to melt naturally.

4/20/24 - Courtesy of CO ORT(O) as we kick into 2024. :)
- South Mineral Road FSR 585 / CR-7 is clear thru to South Mineral Campground / Ice Lake Trailhead.
- Clear Lake Road FSR 815 is CLOSED to snow and not due for plowing - left to melt naturally.

CLOHESY LAKE 4WD ROAD
FSR 381
9,928 up to 10,881 ft
WINFIELD on CLEAR CREEK ROAD FSR 390
Leadville Ranger District 719-486-0749 OPEN **
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6/2/24 - Courtesy of CORE once again! :)
** Now OPEN for only about 2.5 miles with snow.

5/20/24 - Courtesy of CORE yet again! :)
** Clohesy Lake 4WD Road has now OPENED up to around 1.5 miles with snow.

5/9/24 - Courtesy of CORE once again! :)
- Clear Creek Road FSR 390 through Winfield is fully OPEN to the town site and most of 1 mile beyond on FSR 390, FSR 390.A North Fork Clear Creek 4WD Road .

4/24/24 - Courtesy of CORE once again monitoring trail status for 2024! :)
** Clohesy Lake 4WD Road FSR 381 is OPEN to snow.
- First vehicles through today for 2024 make it look easy, dealing with 1 to 2 ft of snow, off camber trail. Expect a challenge at this spring melt stage. Reached about 10,400 ft today before the side slope of the trail below the compacted snow, became too threathening.

CONEY FLATS/CREEK ROAD
FSR 507.1
Beaver Reservoir Rd CR96 9,082 ft
Coney Flats T/H & Coney Creek crossing 9,781 ft.
Junct Middle St. Vrain Road
FSR 114.1
9,604 ft.
Arapho-Roosevelt/ Boulder Ranger Dist 970-295-6600
303-541-2500
CLOSED
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5/16/24
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5/16/24 - Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District road status update.
- Coney Creek and Spur FSR 507 and Middle Saint Vrain FSR 114 remain CLOSED.
- Annual anticipated Open date for all is June 15. Closure date varies.

COON HOLLOW
BLM Route #282
Start - Junction 282 & V2/10 north of Pyramid Rock: 5,207ft.
End 7,118ft @ top of Coon Hollow next to South Shale Ridge.
BLM Grand Junction 303-239-3600  
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CORKSCREW GULCH / PASS FSR 886 / Ouray County Road 20A &
San Juan CR 11
Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
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6/4/24
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County R&B continually clearing and sharing trail status.
** Corkscrew Gulch is now listed as OPEN for 2024. No trail surface update, yet the expected DRIVE AT YOUR OWN RISK, expect melt-out conditions and turn around ahead of issues.

5/24/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County R&B clearing and sharing trail status, 2024.
- Dozer driver Rich is still pushing snow, lots of it. Currently working his way up through the switchbacks above the restroom.

5/22/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County R&B clearing and sharing trail status info once again for 2024.
- Corkscrew is still classed as ONGOING work on the Ouray side. Dozer driver Rich continues to plow-on! Further progress reports and photo due in tomorrow.

5/17/24 - Courtesy of Mighty Michael and Ouray County R&B clearing and sharing trail status info once again for 2024.
- San Juan side of Corkscrew via SJ CR 11 is OPEN to the top. Expect mud.
** Corkscrew Gulch Ouray side, CR 20A/FSR 886 is still in progress of clearing snow. Rich the dozer driver has been pushing snow, yet there's still a lot of snow up there. Gonna be a while, but optimistically speaking, perhaps end of next week.

5/9/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road & Bridge once again for 2024.
- Corkscrew Gulch/Pass Road FSR 886/Ouray CR-20A is CLOSED to snow. The R&B crew have a challenge ahead once again, for 2024.

- In 2023, Corkscrew Gulch Road opened up as a through route over the pass on June 24, 2023. Ouray County snow dozers pushing through 40ft deep snow banks on the switchbacks at the foot of Red Mountain #1 on May 31, 2023.

COTTONWOOD PASS
CR 209/CR 306
12,126 ft.
SOUTH COTTONWOOD (MINERAL BASIN) ROAD FSR 344 &
GRASSY GULCH ROAD FSR 349
San Isabel/Salida NF
Gunnison County R&B /
Chaffee County R&B

719-539-3591

970-641-0044

719-539-4591
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6/10/24
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, clearing trails as ever. :)
** South Cottonwood (Mineral Basin) Road is OPEN for about 6 miles.
** Grassy Gulch (Ptarmigan Lake) Road FSR 349 is now OPEN to around 11,900ft, that's approx 1.5 miles up from the turn off South Cottonwood Road FSR 344.

6/5/24 - Courtesy of CORE, clearing trails as ever. :)
** We OPENED up Grassy Gulch 4WD Road (Ptarmigan Lake road)for 2024 by pushing on through deep snow and clearing large fallen trees. Expect obstacles, if you try to head on up.

5/24/24 - Courtesy of Gunnison County travel alerts. :)
- Cottonwood Pass CR 209 is OPEN for 2024, as of Friday, May 24, 2024.

5/23/24 - Courtesy of CORE, out there keeping an eye on trails once again for 2024. :)
** South Cottonwood (Mineral Basin) Road FSR 344 remains OPEN, yet expect icy snow kicking in around 10,600ft. We cleared some good sized deadfall off the trail and having aired down and traveling in capable vehicles we reached Grassy Gulch Gulch Road FSR 349 intersection which still has deep snow. No going up 349 to Ptarmigan Lake today, too much snow. We continued on South Cottonwood, slow travel on most of two feet and more of dry snow, slower and slower progress on the slightest of inclines until we called it a day at close to 11,000ft. That's approaching half way between the intersection of Grassy Gulch and Atlantic Mound Roads with South Cottonwood Road as you travel up Mineral Basin. Beautiful, but that's it for today, time to head on back down, slowly, on the off camber sections.
- Cottonwood Pass, Chaffee CR 306, remains CLOSED. Anticipated opening date is Friday May 24.

4/24/24 - Courtesy of CORE keeping trails open once again for 2024. :)
** South Cottonwood Road FSR 344 is OPEN to snow. Trafficable by capable drivers to around 11,200 ft at the junction of Atlantic Mound Road FSR 344G. Approx 3 to 4 feet of snow at this point. No travel beyond this as best left to melt for the moment.
- Cottonwood Lake is starting to melt around the edges.
- Cottonwood Pass Road CR-306 is CLOSED. Typically opens by Memorial Day.

COW CREEK
FSR 857 / CR 12
Junction with Oben Creek: 8,400 ft.
Uncompahgre /
Ouray County
970-240-5300 OPEN
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road & Bridge once again for 2024.
- Cow Creek Road FSR 857 / CR 12 is listed as OPEN for 2024. No trails surface update as yet. Been here? Share back!

- Road ends at 8,400 ft at junction of Cow and Oben Creeks, at the start of Cow Creek Hiking Trail #220.

Crooked Creek
FSR 194 / 669
Pike/South Park 719-836-2031  
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CUMBERLAND GULCH /
CUMBERLAND ROAD
FSR 271.1
Clear Creek 303-567-3000  
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CUMBERLAND PASS FSR 765
WAUNITA PASS ROAD FSR 763
DEPLAR PARK FSR 769
C. Pass 12,021 ft.
W. Pass 10,250 ft.
Gunnison Nat Forest
Gunnison R District
Gunnison County

970-641-0471
970-641-0044
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6/9/24
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6/9/24 - Courtesy of Silver Plume Store and CORE yet again.
** Cumberland Pass is now OPEN to the summit FOR 2024, thanks to all who pitched in with shovels, foto, today. Wide enough for UTVs, ATV's and dirt bikes at this initial dig-thru stage. A few more days and the thaw should allow Jeeps through. Expect significant snow drifts and drive with caution, or turn around before issues arise.
- Deplar Park Trail FSR 769 is clear and OPEN for 2024.
- Waunita-Black Sage Road FSR 887 is also OPEN for 2024.

6/2/24 - Courtesy of Silver Plume Store
** Cumberland Pass (Pitkin) - OPEN for 6 miles approx.

5/16/24 - Courtesy of Silver Plume Store
- Waunita Pass is now OPEN for 2024. Snow in places, doable in a 4x4. Got additional trail surface update? Share back!
- Pitkin Campground is now OPEN for the 2024 season. Enjoy!

5/3/24 - Courtesy of Silver Plume Store, yet again.
- Cumberland Pass Road FSR 765 is CLOSED at the season gate as expected.
- WAUNITA PASS ROAD FSR 763 to the south of Pitkin: You can travel a couple of miles up the pass road before being stopped by deeper snow. Watch this space.

- Back in 2023, Cumberland Pass opened from Pitkin as far as Halls Gulch Road FSR 766 on 5/23/23. The trail opened to the top, 12,015ft on 6/19/23 courtesy of some volunteers with shovels. Photo link at Bushducks CO Pass Page data entry for Cumberland Pass 2023.


CUNNINGHAM GULCH
San Juan CR 4
Highland Mary Lakes TH 10,830ft
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 OPEN
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County R&B update. :)
- Cunningham Gulch CR4 is listed as OPEN for 2024. No trail surface update as yet.

5/17/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County R&B and Mighty Michael keeping tabs on trails as we roll into 2024. :)
- Cunningham Gulch Road SJ CR 4, is still only plowed open up as far as Pride of the West Mine.

4/26/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County R&B as we roll into 2024 trail travel time. :)
- Cunningham Gulch Road CR-4 is OPEN. Plowed up to around 10,250 ft at the Pride of West Mine.

Dakan Mountain Road
FSR 563
Pike/Fairplay
South Platte Ranger Dist
719-836-2031
303-275-5610
 
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DEER CREEK /
MONTEZUMA DEER CREEK ROAD FSR 5
Junct Webster Pass Rd 10,525 ft
Teller Mountain 12,602 ft
White River/Dillon
Park County
970-468-5400 CLOSED
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5/24/24
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District update, once again.
- Montezuma-Deer Creek Road FSR #5 is still CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.

DEMOCRAT MOUNTAIN ROAD FSR 778.1 Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000  
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DEVIL'S CANYON
FSR 246
SQUAW PASS (Mestaaehehe) ROAD
Hwy 103 9,895 ft
Devils Canyon TH 10,441 ft.
White River/Dillon
Pike/
Clear Creek R.D.
970-468-5400

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DEXTER CREEK ROAD
FSR 871 / CR-14
8,063 up to 9,290 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray
San Juan County
970-240-5300 OPEN
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6/4/24
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road & Bridge once again for 2024.
- Dexter Creek FSR 871 / CR 14 remains listed as OPEN. No trail surface report update as yet. Trail does not get plowed. Been here? Share back!

5/9/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road & Bridge once again for 2024.
** Dexter Creek Road FSR 871/ Ouray CR-14 is listed as OPEN for 2024. Snow cover remains beyond the Dexter Creek low-water crossing as the trail climbs the northern face of the mountain up past Bachelor Mine toward Wedge Mine.
- Road climbs to 9,290 ft at the top end, at Horsethief Hiking Trailhead #215.

- Seasonal Opening dates, non-binding: 4/16 - 11/30.

Dolores Point BLM Grand Junction  
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EAGLE ROCK/
LA GARITA ROAD FSR 670
CANADA ANCHO ROAD 670.2B
Rio Grande/
Divide Ranger District
719-657-3321

719-657-3321
 
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Eldorado Mountain Boulder 303-65533;541-2500  
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ELWOOD PASS /
East Fork Rd
FSR 667 &
FSR 380
E Pass 11,650 ft.
Rio Grande/Conejos
San Juan/Pagosa
719-274-8971
970-264-2268
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5/27/24
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5/27/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler K.F. once again.
** Elwood Pass although OPEN, is still snowed in at the forested switchbacks about 2/3 of the way to the top.
- Passable to switchbacks if you can get across the creeks, but creek crossings have high water (to highlights level on 2.5" lifte Rubicon). Keep in mind, water crossings are likely to get higher this week with the warmer weather.

5/8/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler K.F. and San Juan Nat Forest.
- Gate at East Fork campground has been opened by the forest service as of 5/8/24.
** River crossing to Quartz Meadow around 8,500ft was too high to cross. Watch this space.

ENGINEER PASS
San Juan CR 18/
CR 17/FSR 878/CR 2
/Hinsdale CR 20.
Lake City 8,680 ft. E. Pass 12,790 ft. Animas Forks 11,200 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
OPEN
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6/4/24
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road and Bridge update.
- Ouray R&B have clarified that Engineer Pass is indeed OPEN with caution on the Ouray side. Kelly the dozer driver has been wrapping up on the Engineer Pass / Mineral Creek the past few days and informs all, the road has sustained damage over the winter. As a result you can expect to off-camber in a few spots. Travel safely.

5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County R&B update.
- Engineer Pass via CR 2, Animas Forks side, is now also OPEN for 2024. Now a through route. Enjoy and travel safely.

5/31/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Max C.
** You can now reach the Engineer Pass summit from the the east ONLY, from Lake City via Hinsdale CR 20. Road is a mix of mud and runoff. Pretty sure Ouray still has yet to complete their portion of the pass by Odom Point, when approaching from San Juan CR 2, from Animas Forks direction.

5/28/24 - Courtesy of unknown, trail traveler. Luv to hear more.
- Engineer Pass reportedly OPEN from the Lake City side. Dozers have apparently reached the pass, yet no verification from their R&B department as yet.

5/22/24 - Courtesy of Mighty Michael sharing trail status updates as always.
- Engineer Pass is still a work in progress.

5/17/24 - Courtesy of Mighty Michael sharing trail status updates, yet again for 2024.
- Engineer Pass has been opened up partially by San Jan County R&B crew. They've reached the flats where you start up the switchbacks, approaching 12,000 ft.

5/7/24 - Courtesy of Hinsdale County R&B yet again for 2024.
** Engineer Pass, Hinsdale CR 20 from Lake City side, is only OPEN to Capitol City at 9,720ft. The road is gated CLOSED at this point and will not OPEN to the summit until the road has dried more completely.

EUREKA GULCH / LAKE EMMA
San Juan CR 25
Uncompahgre/Ouray
San Juan County
970-240-5300 CLOSED
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5/31/24
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County R&B update.
- Eureka Gulch / Sunny Side Basin is CLOSED. Plowed first mile.

FOURMILE TRAVEL AREA FSR 311, 376, 376.B, 300 & SALT CREEK ROAD & more trails San Isabel/Salida 719-486-0749
719-539-3591
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5/9/24
COMMENTS:
5/9/24 - Courtesy of CORE keeping trail open again for 2024. :)
- Fourmile area is now OPEN in the SOUTH section as well as the NORTH. Enjoy.

4/25/24 - Courtesy of Salida Ranger District. :)
- Northern entry gates are now OPEN for 2024. Enjoy and shoot back trail surface reports, photos.
** Southern entry gates are still CLOSED. Expected to open early May.

GARIBALDI GULCH ROAD
FSR 356.1
Junct FSR 354.1 10,552 ft.
Wise Mt. Cabin 12,054 ft.
Junct FSR 275.1 12,517 ft.
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400  
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GENEVA CREEK ROAD (UPPER)
FSR 119
Geneva Rd 9,722 ft.
Geneva Lake 10,989 ft
Sill Mine 11,808 ft.
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
Park County &
Clear Creek Co.
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
 
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GEORGIA PASS
South Fork Swan FSR 355 /
Michigan Creek Road CR-54
Glacier Ridge
Road FSR 258.1
G Pass 11,585 ft.
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 OPEN**
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5/27/24 - Courtesy of regular trail traveler/contributor, Lisa M., once again!
** Man! So close! We cleared the Michigan Creek Road CR 54 trail of deadfall (read earlier comments below) and proceeded, slowly but steadily in heavy snow drifts. We made it up to the Michigan Creek crossing at 11,031ft and called it a day due to heavy drifts and much winching. The drifts beyond the creek (deep under the snow pack) were simply too deep to even approach the first of the two switchbacks before Georgia Pass. Gonna be while yet. WTS for progress.
- Recommendation: travel with buddy vehicles equipped with winches, straps, tree savers, soft shackles, basically all the recovery gear, experienced drivers, and patience. Recognise your limits. Enjoy, we sure did!

5/26/24 - Courtesy of regular trail traveler/contributor, Lisa M., again.
- We made it to 2 miles shy of the top so far on Michigan Creek Road, with lots of winching. Fresh snow overnight at camp, so traction should be on the improve today. Would not recommend attempting the trail alone. Be sure to have a suitable winch, recovery gear, and a lot of patience. WTS for further progress.

5/24/24 - Courtesy of regular trail traveler/contributor, Lisa M., yet again.
** Our attempt to make it thru as the first to reach Georgia Pass for 2024, on the Park County side has hit a snag. Quite the snag, a decent sized downed tree, one of many ahead we suspect, totally blocking the trail at 10,700ft, has quashed our attempt today. Tomorrow the sun will rise and recharge our batteries and quest for the pass, 2.4 miles ahead. WTS!
** Georgia Pass Road (South Fork Swan) FSR 355 on the Summit County side is still listed as CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.
** Glacier Ridge Road FSR 258.1, adjoining Georgia Pass, is also still CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.

5/16/24 - Courtesy of lone trail-rider, Josh B, yet again.
- Georgia Pass, southern approach from 285, via Michigan Creek Road, Jefferson CR 54 remains CLOSED to snow.
- I was surprised to see the trail gate open, due to lingering and recent snow. Snow is passable to right before the French Pass Hiking Trailhead #651 at 10,589ft. After that the snow deepens, more akin to snowmobiles, and there are no wheeled tracks past here. Someone had tried in a 4x4 but must have had a hell of a time turning around and getting stuck in the process.
- Surprisingly, Michigan Creek Campground at 10,088ft is ready to go.
- Just to the north, Jefferson Lake via Jefferson Lake Road CR 37, and the associated Jefferson Creek Campground, were partially plowed out, yet the trail gate to the lake itself is CLOSED. CR 37 is partially paved and plowed, yet doubtful it will open by Memorial Day 2024, which is highly abnormal.

5/4/24 - Courtesy of regular contributor, trail rider/driver, Josh B. Welcome back for the 2024 melt!
- No getting as far as Michigan Creek on the pass road. Over 10K+, forget it for now.

Gold Hill/Switzerland Trail FSR 120J.0 Boulder 303-541-2500 OPEN
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5/19/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Donna B.
- Switzerland Taril is OPEN and dry all the way with just a couple of smaller puddles.
- Trail is dry except for a couple of short mud pits near Gordon Gulch. Beware of deadfall. Lots of traffic (A/UTVs, Full-size, Bicyclists and Hikers) due to it being one of the lower-altitude areas to access for spring.
- Trailhead parking was packed so get there early!

Goose Creek Road
CR211
Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031  
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GORDON GULCH ROAD FSR 233.1 Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100 OPEN to snow
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4/22/24 - Courtesy of CO ORT(O) as we kick into 2024. :)
- I managed to get in for a couple of miles. Turned back due to snow patches around the 8,800 ft level. Not a good combination with steep grade.

GOVERNOR BASIN FSR 853.1C/ Ouray CR26a / SILVER BASIN ROAD FSR 869.3A
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300
970
OPEN**
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray COunty Road and Bridge once again for 2024. :)
** Governor Basin is still classed as OPEN. Awaiting trail surface status. Been here? share back!
** Silver Basin is also still classed as OPEN, yet no trail surface status as yet.

5/5/24 - Courtesy of Paul L.G. sharing back for 2024. :)
** Governor Basin Road FSR 853.1C is OPEN and plowed to the first stream crossing.
** Silver Basin Road FSR 869.3A remains classed as OPEN, yet no update on trail surface beyond the start of the trail at 10,570ft, as yet. Expect snow closure at this early stage combined with heavy weather approaching.

5/1/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road & Bridge first update of the 2024 CO high pass travel season. :) ** Governor Basin Road FSR 853.1C is listed as being OPEN for 2024.
** Silver Basin Road FSR 869.3A is also listed as being OPEN for 2024. Keep in mind, Camp Bird Road, CR 361 / FSR 853 was plowed yet still gated at Camp Bird / Yankee Boy Basin Road on 4/20/24.

- In 2023, the trail was almost open to the top at just over 12,000ft on August 7, 2023. A deep snow drift blocked the last section near the end of the trail leading on to Mountain Top Mine.

Granite Creek Canyon BLM    
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GREEN RIDGE ROAD
FSR 319
GREEN RIDGE CUTOFF ROAD FSR 177.
From Lost Lake
CR 103 to CR 86
Araphoe Roosevelt/
Canyon Lakes R Dist
Larimer County
970-498-1100
970-295-6700
970-498-5650
CLOSED
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5/7/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
- Green Ridge Road FSR 319 is CLOSED from CR 86 to beginning of Green Ridge Cutoff Road FSR 177. Anticipated open/close dates: 6/15 - 11/30.
- Green Road Cutoff Road FSR 177 is CLOSED from FSR 319 to CR 103 due to Cameron Peak Fire of 2022. Tentative open/close dates: 7/1 - 11/30.

GREER ROAD
FSR 154
Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100 CLOSED
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5/7/24 - Courtesy of Lakes Canyon Ranger District once again for 2024.
- Greer Road is CLOSED between its intersection with 154.C and 129 due to Cameron Peak Fire
- May be impassable in winter and spring months.

GRIZZLY LAKE /
GRIZZLY GULCH 4WD Road
FSR 296
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
OPEN **
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6/2/24 - Courtesy of CORE, keeping trails intact & sharing updates. :)
- We were able to open Grizzly Lake yesterday (6/2/24). There is still deep snow present in the avy chutes and dark timber before the lake parking area.

5/11/24 - Courtesy of St Elmo General Store, sharing more than great goods in a classic setting for 30 years now! :)
- Another 6 inches of fresh snow since the plow a couple of days ago on CR 162, Chalk Creek Road, leading into St Elmo, Grizzly and more, from back near Alpine Lake. Expect similar on Grizzly Lake 4WD Road. Snow CLOSURE.

5/5/24 - Courtesy of CORE, out examining trails on the ground.
- Pretty similar to this time last year, snow bank photo just past the gatekeeper obstacle.

- In 2023, Grizzly Lake was open to travel the full length up to the lake at 11,210ft on July 6th, 2023.
GUANELLA PASS ROAD
CR 62 / FSR 381
Duck Lake 11,112ft
G. Pass 11,669 ft.
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte.
Clear Creek County
Park County
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
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5/23/24 - Courtesy of Clear Creek County R&B.
- Guanella Pass will officially open for the summer season today, Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy! Here's to the combined efforts of the Clear Creek County Road and Bridge, Park County Road and Bridge, and the United States Forest Service in opening this pass faciltating easier access to areas enjoyed by many.

GUNSIGHT PASS
FSR 585
White River/Sopris District 970-963-2266  
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HACKETT GULCH
FSR 220
High Pt 8,890 ft.
Pike National Forest
South Platte Ranger District
303-275-5610 OPEN
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5/17/24 - Courtesy of trail rider Josh B.
- Hackett Gulch Road is OPEN for 2024. Don't go alone. Shoot back trail surface status.

HAGERMAN PASS
FSR 105 / FRYING PAN ROAD FSR 105.1
Lake I. 10,909 ft
H. Pass 11,925 ft
Carlton Tunnel east portal 10,795
Turquoise Lake
9,869 ft.
San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
 
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HALFMOON CREEK/GULCH ROAD
FSR 110
San Isabel/Leadville
White River/Sopris
719-486-0749
970-963-2266
OPEN**
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking and sharing trail status for 2024, again.
** Halfmoon Road FSR 110 is OPEN for 2024 to snow at around 11,500ft. That's around 0.3mile before Champion Mill.

5/28/24 - Courtesy of CORE, keeping an eye on trails for 2024, again.
- Halfmoon Creek/Gulch Road FSR 110 has more snow for 2024, than Memorial Day weekend 2023.
** FSR 110 is OPEN for 2024, yet has deep snow just past North Halfmoon Creek crossing around 10,600ft. The creek is currently running at around 20' deep. We pushed on up to 11,000ft but no chance of reaching the valley with the mill which sits around 11,700ft.
** South Halfmoon 4WD Road FSR 110.J which branches off Halfmoon Road at 10,250ft, has deep snow just beyond the first crossing of Halfmoon Creek. We pushed up the north face to the avalanche chute at 10,500ft, but the off camber snow here blocked any chance of further progress.

- In 2023, Halfmoon Creek/Gulch Road was open as far as the Champion Mill on 5/30/23.
- Remember, don't drive around snow drifts. If you can't push thru on the trail proper, turn around and come back another day when the snow has melted to enjoy the trail without damaging the surrounding terrain.
HALLS GULCH ROAD FSR 766

10,021 to 11,092 ft
Gunnison NF/ Gunnison County
Gunnison Ranger District
970-641-0471

970-641-0471
 
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HANCOCK LAKE ROAD FSR 295

9,984 to 11,655 ft
San Isabel NF/Salida 719-539-3591 OPEN **
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking trails on the ground and sharing back as ever!
** Hancock Lake Road FRS 295 is OPEN to snow for 2024. With a well equipped vehicle you can expect to get close to 11,650ft, that's above Hancock Townsite and about 1 mile above the turn for Hancock Pass Road FSR 299.

HANCOCK PASS JEEP TRAIL FSR 299 & FSR 266
San Isabel/Salida
Gunnison County /
Chaffee County
719-539-3591
970-641-0471
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE checking trails on the ground and sharing status as ever.
** Hancock Pass/Jeep Trail FSR 299 on Hancock Townsite side is OPEN to snow blockade at around 11,700ft. That's around 1.4 miles up from the turn for Hancock Lakes Road FSR 295. WTS.

5/23/24 - Courtesy of CORE keeping tabs on trails as ever.
** We headed on up Hancock Road FSR 295 which leads to Hancock townsite. More snow on the trail than this time last year, so we turned around before above 11,000ft where we hit really deep snow. Beautiful to visit, but no real point trying further, given the depth. It's certainly not going to be an early opening season up above St Elmo.


- REMINDER: Check before you go! OHV permits required by all vehicles on this trail. See list of trails requiring such permits at https://staythetrail.org/full-size-trails/


- REMINDER: Hancock Pass Road has been designated in 2023 as Hancock Pass Jeep Trail #9266, making it the same name as section over the west side of the pass. This trail requires an OHV permit for ALL street legal vehicles. Be sure to PAY & DISPALY Details: https://staythetrail.org/full-size-trails/ and yes, enjoy :)

HANDCART GULCH
FSR 121
W Pass 12,099 ft.
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
CLOSED
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- REMINDER: No access up Red Cone Road FSR 565 from Wester Pass. One-way travel only, in the downward direction from Red Cone summit toward Webster Pass.


- In 2022, Hancart Gulch OPENED on July 7th.
- Wonder why it takes so long for mother nature to open up Handcart Gulch - Webster Pass Road? Check out snow drift foto of Handcart side of Webster Pass taken July 6th, 2022.

HAYDEN PASS
FSR 970/
Hayden Creek Rd Fremont CR 6
Hayden Pass: 10,745ft
Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/Salida
719-655-2547
719-539-3591
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5/27/24 - Courtesy of CORE checking and reporting back on trails once again for 2024. :)
** Hayden Pass although classed as OPEN is still impassable on the west side a couple of hundred meters from the summit, due to 4ft plus snow drifts.

5/26/24 - Courtesy of off-roader Clark G. hitting the 2024 trails. :)
** Hayden Pass via Fremont CR 6 on the east side of the pass, is OPEN until less than 1/4 mile to the pass.
** Hayden Pass is not clear at the pass. Large snowbank on East side around 10,100ft with partial ruts that look to be a result of an unsuccessful passage attempt.
** Hayden Pass on the west side is also blocked with snow, according to a fellow off roader that tried from the other side. Probably another 5-7 days before either are clear. WTS.

HEART LAKE ROAD FSR 518.1B & CARSON ROAD/SADDLE FSR 518 & 568 Rio Grande
Divide
719-655-2547  
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HERMIT PASS/ LAKE ROAD FSR 160 Rio Grande/Saguache
San Isabel/San Carlos
719-655-2547
719-269-8500
 
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Hidden Valley Trail Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610  
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HOLY CROSS CITY FSR 759.1
Start 9,360 ft
End 11,450 ft.
San Isabel/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 OPEN**
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5/25/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Jeff D., sharing trail-status for 2024.
** Classed as OPEN for 2024, the lower section one-way is BLOCKED by >3'of snow ~0.5-1.0 miles before the cut-off/end of one-way.
- Deep snow and fallen trees.

5/22/24 - Courtesy of Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, sharing trail-status once again for 2024.
- Holy Cross City Road FSR 759.1 is OPEN for the 2024 season. Enjoy, yet expect snow drifts.
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HOMESTAKE ROAD FSR 703.1
8,791 TO 10,085 ft.
White River /
Eagle-Holy Cross
970-945-2521
970-827-5715
OPEN
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5/23/24
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5/23/24 - Courtesy of CORE, assessing and keeping trails open once again.
- Trail is now classed as OPEN. No update on trail surface as yet. Got further info? Contribute your update, today.

HURRICANE PASS San Juan CR 10
12,730 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 CLOSED
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan Backcountry Roads update yet again for 2024.
- Hurricane Pass CR 10 remains CLOSED. Plowed 200 yards from Corkscrew CR 11 turnoff.

5/17/24 - Courtesy of San Juan Backcountry Roads update once again for 2024.
- Hurricane Pass CR 10 is still CLOSED.

IMOGENE PASS
CR K68/
FSR #869/CR 26A
RICHMOND BASIN ROAD FSR 869.1A
Telluride 8,875 ft
I PASS 13,114 ft
Junct I Pass Rd & CR26A 11,242 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 OPEN**
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road and Bridge update.
** Imogene Pass Road is still a work in process.
** Richmond Basin FSR 869.1A remains CLOSED.

6/2/24 - Courtesy of SJ MTG sharing trail status as ever for 2024.
- Trail remains CLOSED to snow.

- In 2023, Imogene Pass opened as a through route on July 28, 2023. See Bushducks 2023 trail-status page.

INDEPENDENCE PASS
Highway 82
12,095 ft.
White River /
Aspen-Sopris Ranger District
Lake/Pitkin Counties
970-945-2521

970-963-2266
OPEN
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of CDOT once again.
- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced Friday that Independence Pass on Colorado Highway 82 has OPENED for the 2024 season.
- CDOT workers unlocked the seasonal closure gates on both sides of the pass at noon on Friday and the road was reopened to motorists.
- CDOT say, before the pass was opened for the season, avalanche mitigation was conducted, heavy snow was removed, a sinkhole was fixed, and other road repairs were made.
- Motorists and cyclists should check weather conditions prior to traveling mountain passes, as spring snowstorms can prompt closures or slow traffic, and loose rock on the road.

5/21/24 - Courtesy of The Colorado Sun.
- All signs are, Independence Pass will remain CLOSED for Memorial Day 2024. Anticipated opening date has now been shifted from the traditional few days before Memorial Day to June 1. Watch this .....


- This paved highway, an access route to popular trails, invariably opens in late May, depending on rock mitigation efforts.

INDEPENDENCE TRAIL/ PENROSE COMMONS REC AREA Canyon City
Royal Gorge BLM
 
719-269-8500
 
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IRONCLADS ROAD
FSR 216.1
8,514 to 9,033 ft.
Boulder 303-541-2500 OPEN
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5/16/24 - Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District road status update. :)
- FSR 216 is OPEN for 2024.

5/12/24 - Courtesy of CO ORT once again for 2024. :)
- Ironclads drawing those wishing to flex their trucks on a dryer than expected trail.

4/27/24 - Courtesy of CO ORT(O) and BB once again for 2024. :)
- Fresh snow around 8,600 ft meant I couldn't make it past the first ledge. That should change soon. Water crossing around 3ft deep.

4/10/24 - Courtesy of CO ORT(O) yet again as we kick into trail travel season 2024. :) - Ironclads is OPEN to snow. Didn't quite reach the playground before needing to turn around. No one about, so didn't want to get stuck. Fun though!

IRON CHEST MINE/ spur trail off POMEROY LAKE ROAD FSR 297 San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
 
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ITALIAN CREEK ROAD FSR 759 Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471  
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JENNY CREEK ROAD FSR 502.1 &
JENNY CREEK TRAIL
FSR 808.1
Roosevelt NF
Boulder R District
970-295-6600
303-541-2500
 
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JOHN BROWN CANYON ROAD CR 4.4 Grand Junction
BLM Grand Junction Field Office

(970) 244-3000.
OPEN
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6/3/24 Courtesy of newcomer trail traveler T.M. out enjoying the western trails. :)
- We had an awesome ride today of John Brown Canyon Road CR 4.4, down to Onion Creek and Fisher Towers.

JOHNNY PARK ROAD / BUTTON ROCK FSR 118/118.1
PIERSON PARK ROAD FSR 119
Canyon Lakes 970-498-2770 CLOSED
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5/7/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger District, guarding and sharing as ever.
- Johnny Park Road FSR 118 and Button Rock B Road FSR 118.1 are CLOSED. Trails are tentatively open on 6/15/24. Reminder to self, weather always plays a part in the actual opening dates.
- Nearby Pierson Park Road is also CLOSED. Again tentatively opens on 6/15.

- In 2023. Johnny Park Road, Button Rock B Road, and Pierson Park Road opened up on 6/15/23 with the assistance of the Forest Service and Big Thompson 4-Wheelers.

JONES PASS ROAD
FSR 144.1
Clear Creek 303-567-3000 OPEN **
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CO OFT (O) sharing trail status for 2024 once again.
** Jones Pass road is still a no go beyond the shelf road section. Share back your update today!

KEBLER PASS
Gunnison CR 12
10,007 ft.
Paonia /
Gunnison County
970-527-4131
970-641-0044
OPEN
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of Gunnison County, keeping our roads together.
- Kebler Pass is OPEN for 2024, as of today Friday, May 31, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

KELLY FLATS /
WINTERSTEEN PARK ROAD.
FSR 168 & FSR 168.C
High Pt 7,830 ft
Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700 OPEN**
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5/20/24 - Courtesy of Larimer County Four Wheel Drive Club - AKA The Mountaineers & Canyon Lakes Ranger Dist , both caring for trails once again for 2024.
- Ran Kelly Flats yesterday with the Forest Service ranger for assessment. Did a bunch of trail repairs, clearing, addressing drainage issues. Trail is now classed as OPEN for 2024.
** Expect large mud holes and drive accordingly with respect for the trail.
** Expect some route change as private landowners have altered the course of the trail. Reminder for us all to respect these private sections, keeping to the altered assigned trail.

5/16/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger Dist and CO OFTO, both caring for trails once again for 2024.
- Kelly Flats remains CLOSED. Larimer County Four Wheel Drive Club, aka The Mountaineers, along with the Forest Service will attempt to run the trail on Sunday 5/19/24 for current status. For starters to see if it has dried out sufficiently from their inspection of one week ago. Best not hold our breath, there are a lot of genuine factors involved before a gate swings open for motorised access.

5/11/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger Dist and CO OFTO, both caring for trails once again for 2024.
- Kelly Flats/ Wintersteen Park Road FSR 168 is CLOSED. Tentative open/close dates: 5/15 - 11/20.
- Kelly Flats was due for a full inspection and clean-up today by CO OFTO. Given the muddy conditions a reassessment will be made next weekend.

KENDALL PEAK & KENDALL MTN.
San Juan CR 33 & Spur Trails
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 CLOSED
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County Backcountry Roads update, once again!
- Kendall Mountain Road CR 33 is CLOSED. Avalanche across the road by Deer Park CR 33A turnoff.

KENNEBEC PASS/
LA PLATA CANYON ROAD CR 124
Kennebec T/H
11,624 ft.
San Juan Public Lands
San Juan County /
La Plata County



970-240-5300
 
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KINGSTON PEAK ROAD FSR 353.1
High Pt 12,051 ft.
Clear Creek
Gilpin County
303-567-3000 CLOSED
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6/15/24 - Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District raod status update.
- Kingston Peak FSR 353 remains CLOSED.
- Anticipated Opening date is June 15. Access varies, check with Boulder and Clear Creek Ranger Districts.

LAMARTINE/SAXON MOUNTAIN ROAD FSR 712.1 & 712.2C Clear Creek 303-567-3000 OPEN
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, out there checking trails and sharing back for 2024.
- Saxon Mountain is OPEN for 2024. No trail surface details on the trails in this area above Georgetown.

LA SALLE PASS
FSR 44 & Park County CR 31
Pass 9,730 ft.
Pike/Fairplay/
Park County
719-836-2031
719 553-1400
OPEN
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5/17/24 - Courtesy of trail-rider Josh B. luving the trail-life and sharing back status.
- La Salle Pass, early wagon road, Puma Road FSR 44 gates remains OPEN for 2024. Dry-as, in fact, dust raising as I cruised on over the pass at 9,744ft. The early sod roofed cabin remains somewhat intact down over the north side of the pass at 9,200 ft overlooking Marksbury Gulch.

LAST DOLLAR ROAD FSR 638/
San Miguel CR T60.
Junct CR 58P 9,110 ft
Pass 10,663 ft.
Junct Deep Creek Road 8,790 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray

Deep Creek Shop
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5/28/24 - Courtesy of San Miguel County R&B caring for and sharing trail info as ever.
- Last Dollar Road is OPEN for 2024.

5/21/24 - Courtesy of SJ MTG sharing round trail info as ever.
** Trail was fine, but couldn't get through due to deadfall. Expect challenges and be prepared turn around if unable to stay the trail.

LEAD KING BASIN ROAD FSR 315.1
SHEEP MOUNTAIN ROAD FSR 315.2
CRYSTAL RIVER ROAD FSR 314.1
Marble 7,961 ft.
Crystal 8,960 ft.
LK Basin 9,640 ft
White River NF/ Aspen Sopris Ranger District 970-945-2521

970-963-2266
 
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Left Hand Canyon OHV area. Boulder   CLOSED
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Reminder Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District.
- Left Hand Canyon OHV area remains CLOSED to all motorised use since the 2013 flood damage.
- No anticipated re-opening date.

LIME CREEK ROAD FSR 591 San Juan Nat Forest
Columbine R Dist
970-247-4874
970-884-2512
 
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LOCH LOMOND
FSR 701.1
Junction Alice Road 10,357 ft.
Loch Lomond 11,192 ft.
Clear Creek 303-567-3000  
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LONGWATER GULCH
CR 221
Pike National Forest
South Platte Ranger District
303-275-5610 OPEN
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5/17/24 - Courtesy of trail rider Josh B. once again.
- Longwater Gulch is OPEN for 2024. Awaiting trail surface status, anyone?? Going by nearby Metberry Gulch being mainly dry....

LOS PINOS-CEBOLLA ROAD
ROAD FSR 788
8,889 to 11,353 ft
Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471  
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Lost Canyon Road FSR 398
San Isabel NF
Leadville R District
Chaffee County
719-553-1400
719-486-0749
OPEN
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, assessing and sharing trail travel status once again.
- Lost Canyon Road is OPEN for 2024, almost to the end of the legal vehicle trail heading on up to Columbine Mine at 12,490ft elevation, set on a ridge overlooking Sheephead Creek to the south and Cache Creek to the north.

LOST PARK ROAD FSR 56
9,393 to 10.677 ft.
Pike NF/
South Park R. Dist
Park County

719-836-2031
 
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MAGGIE GULCH RD San Juan CR 23
Middleton 9,812 ft.
Gold Nugget Mine
at Top 11,894 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 CLOSED
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County Backcountry Roads update, once again.
- Maggie Gulch Road CR 23 remains CLOSED. Clearing not started.

Mammoth Gulch FSR 176.1 Boulder 303-65533;541-2500  
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MARSHALL PASS
West side FSR 243
East side FSR 200
PONCHA CREEK ROAD FSR 203
Monarch Crest Trail #531 & #9531
M. Pass 10,842 ft.
San Isabel N.F.
Gunnison R. Distr
Salida Ranger Distr

970-641-0471
719-539-3591
OPEN
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6/10/24
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE again, keeping us all aware of responsible trail travel.
- Marshall is now classed as OPEN for 2024. Awaiting trail surface at the summit. Been here? Share back today!

6/2/24 - Courtesy of CORE, keeping us all aware of responsible trail travel.
** Gates now OPEN on both sides for 2024, snow still blocks the summit!

5/22/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Bob L.
- Marshall Pass is still CLOSED at the Forest Service gate on the east side.

5/2/24 - Courtesy of pumping and panting trail rider B.S.
- Road is gated CLOSED at 5 miles short of the summit. O'Haver Lake is looking good.
- Trail surface is dry and compact until I reached around the 3 mile mark from the summit. Expect more melting soon.

- In 2023, Marshall Pass gate was OPENED from the Gunnison side only, on May 29th, 2023.

McALLISTER GULCH ROAD / HORNSILVER MTN
FSR 708.1
White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715  
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MEDANO PASS ROAD
FSR 559 /CR 559
Point Of NoReturn
8,393 ft.
M. Pass 10,038 ft
Hwy-69 7,661 ft.
Rio Grande NF/
SaguacheRangerDist
San Isabel Nat For
GreatSandDunes NP
719-852-5941
719-655-2553
719-553-1400
719-378-6395
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6/1/24
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6/1/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Matt B. and Great Sand NPP, sharing back for 2024. :)
- Trail OPEN all the way again. The big mud hole that was trapping many vehicles, has been filled in completely thanks to some awesome trail maintenance! Enjoy, everyone.

5/25/24 - Courtesy of Josh B. and CORE, both checking trails and sharing back so often! :)
- The mud hole on Medano Pass Road, between creek crossing #6 and #7, has worsened since yesterday,(read below updates.) The hole is approx 3 times as long now and trapping many capable 4x4s. Much recovery sessions happening. Between popularity and holiday weekend traffic, the suggestion is to return another time when the trail-staus has improved. There is talk of a bobcat being employed to address the mud hole. Best we not push our luck or increase the risk of closure of the trail right now.

5/24/24 - Courtesy of Josh B, out there and sharing back! :)
- There is a mud hole between creek crossing #6 and #7 that is a very deeply double rut mud pit. It looks like a puddle, yet the Jeep (on 35's with a 6" lift) went in and slammed down on the skids. I got through it with sheer power. Most stock, or slightly modified vehicles would likely succumb to it. But other than that one.... the trail was clear sailing.
- The actual creek crossings were low, 12" or less. No problem at all for stock. And the entire trail was as I say, in good shape. Except that mud hole, that caught me off guard as it looked like it was going to be shallow mud/water with a rock bottom. No way the mud consistancy sucked you in. Beware, check on foot and with company, before considering entering.
- Keep in mind, given the popularity of the reserve and pass this weekend, conditions may worsen and result in temporary trail closure.

5/21/24 - Courtesy of Great Sand Dunes NPS keeping all informed. :)
- Medano Pass Primitive Road is now FULLY OPEN OVER THE PASS for the first time in 2024. Muddy and rocky areas in the pass.
- All 21 primitive campsites along the road are accessible by high-clearance 4WD vehicle. They are free and first-come, first-served.
- Horse Trailer Parking Lot to Point of No Return: This section has become increasingly rocky and sandy. High clearance is now necessary, and 4WD is recommended in this first mile.
- Ponderosa Point to Castle Creek - Sand is moist and relatively firm after heavy snow May 10. Most vehicles will not need to drop air pressure to navigate the sand. If you drop pressure and plan to continue into the pass, you'll need your own air compressor to refill tires before going over rocky areas in the mountains. Driving with low tire pressure on rocks may damage tires and wheels. If you just travel to Castle Creek and return, there is a free air station at the southern entrance of the road to refill tires.
- Castle Creek to Pass Summit - Creek levels are moderate and rising. Peak flow in an average year is 40 cfs, but the creek is forecast to go somewhat higher than that in late May and early June this year. Drive through water slowly to avoid drowning engine.

5/10/24 - Courtesy of Great Sand Dunes NPS as per previous years. :)
- The dunes received about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow this morning at lower elevations, with more storms forecast this weekend.
- There were still snow drifts higher on the pass road which is still gated CLOSED at the 4th creek crossing, approximately halfway up the pass. Additional snow has fallen up there too. See Medano Pass Primitive Road map.
- The trail is still gated closed on the eastern side of the mountain range at Muddy Creek crossing.
- Power is currently out over much of the San Luis Valley, including park facilities. The park remains open, and staff will continue to plow park roads during daylight hours. Medano Creek has a shallow, gentle flow at the Dunes Parking Lot.

5/1/24 - Courtesy of Great Sand Dunes NPS as per previous years. :)
- Medano Pass Primitive Road is now OPEN, HALFWAY up to the pass.
- Road is now gated at the 4th creek crossing, around 8,700ft, some 6.4 miles from the southern entrance of the road, via the Great Sand Dunes NP&P.
- Medano Pass Road is still gated at Muddy Creek crossing on the eastern side of the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range, near the junction with CO-69.
- The first 10 campsites along the Medano Pass Road, coming from the southern entrance, are now accessible by high-clearance 4WD vehicle.
- Snowpack is currently about 60% of average for this date. Sand sections are average in moisture and firmness. Allow for dropping and topping up tire air pressure as needed.
- Castle Creek to Fourth Creek Crossing: Creek levels are listed as low to moderate. Muddy and rocky areas in the pass.
- Medano Pass Road FSR 559/CR-559 is typically open up over the pass around mid to late May.

- In 2023, Medano Pass Road OPENED as a through route on May 9 2023. Recommendation for limited travel arose by June 9, due to mudhole issues. Additional 2023 trail details including closure details, at Bushducks 2023, Medano Pass Road.
METBERRY GULCH
CR 205
CEDAR MOUNTAIN ROAD CR-51
Start 8,585 ft. End 7,145 ft.
Teller County.
South Platte Ranger District


303-275-5618
OPEN
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5/15/24
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5/15/24 - Courtesy of trail rider Josh B & CO-ORT sharing back the status of trails for 2024.
- Metberry Gulch, Teller CR 205, starting at 8,585ft at Cedar Mountain Road is looking pretty dry for 2024. Tight for some vehicles.

MIDDLE ST. VRAIN
FSR 114.1
Peaceful Valley Camp 8,531 ft.
Camp Dick 8,639ft
Buchanan Pass
Trailhead 9,617 ft
Arapho-Roosevelt/ Boulder Ranger Dist
Boulder County
970-295-6600
303-541-2500
CLOSED
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5/16/24
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5/16/24 - Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District road status update, once again.
- Middel St Vrain remains CLOSED.
- Annual anticipated Open/Close is June 15/ Oct 15.

MILLER CREEK
FSR 172.1/
RED ELEPHANT HILL RD FSR 171.3A
Arapaho NF/
Clear Creek R Dist
Clear Creek County
970-295-6600
303-567-3000
 
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MILLER ROCK ROAD
FSR 252 & 252.1A
Junct Riverside Rd 7,835 ft
MillerRock 8,635ft
Junct Overland Dr 8,439 ft.
Boulder 303-541-2500 OPEN **
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5/12/24
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5/12/24 - Courtesy of CO OFT once again for 2024.
** Miller Rock Road sure is back on the popular hit list for suspension flexing, in 2024 ;) Boulder Ranger District have yet to specifically list the trail as OPEN.

MINERS CREEK
FSR 1000.1
White River/Dillon Ranger District 970-468-5400 CLOSED
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6/9/24
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6/9/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Chris M. once again for 2024.
- Gate is CLOSED just past the parking lot by the bike path intersection.
- This road is NOT OPEN as of Sunday June 9th. You can travel up the bike path past the first gate but the actual 4x4 dirt road seems to be completely CLOSED still.

5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District update for 2024. - Miners Creek, FSR #1000 is OPEN for 2024 to highway legal vehicles.
- No ATVs, unlicensed motorcycles, or snowmobiles.
- No Dispersed camping for first 1.5 miles of road.

MINERAL CREEK / LOWER ENGINEER PASS ROAD
FSR 878/
SAN JUAN COUNTY ROAD 17.
Mineral Point Mill 11,550 ft
Junct CR-17 & CR-2 12,038 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray
Ouray County &
San Juan County
970-240-5300  
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MINNIE GULCH RD San Juan CR 24
Junct CR 24 & CR2
9,901 ft.
M Gulch Trailhead 11,590 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray
San Juan County
970-240-5300 CLOSED
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5/31/24
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County Backcountry Roads update.
- Minnie Gulch CR 24 remains CLOSED. It has not been started.

MOODY HILL ROAD
FSR 513
CRYSTAL MTN ROAD FSR 344
GREEN PIG ROAD FR 132
Start 9,694. ft
Moody Hill 7,895
Crystal Hill 9,730
Canyon Lakes RD
Larimer County
970-295-6700
970-498-5650
CLOSED
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5/7/24
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5/7/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger District yet again for 2024.
- Moody Hill Road FSR 513, Green Pig Road FSR 132, and Crystal Mtn Road FSR 344, on Forest Service land, are all CLOSED.
- Tentative open/close dates for all three trails: 6/15 - 11/30.

MOON/GAMBLE GULCH FSR 411.1 Boulder 303-541-2500  
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MOSQUITO PASS
Park Co. CR 12
Lake Co. CR 3
Start 10,934 ft
Pass 13,185 ft
Pike/South Park
Lake County &
Park County
719-836-2031 CLOSED
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5/5/24
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5/5/24 - Courtesy of Don H. first regular trail blazing contributor for 2024. Nice work as ever Don!
- Lake CR 3, Leadville side, drove to within about a mile of the start of Mosquito Pass. Snow on the road after that is knee deep. Only snow machines can do much. You can see the power lines that run along the pass for a ways, and some of the road bed after the upper switchback.
- Dr Strangelove would be happy - no mine shaft gap here! :)
- In 2023, Mosquito Pass didn't open right through until July 29, 2023.

MOUNT ANTERO 4WD ROAD FSR 278.A/
Upper Browns County 4WD Road FSR 278/
Baldwin Creek Road FSR 277
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
OPEN **
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6/8/24
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6/8/24 - Courtesy of CORE, working on keeping trails open to travel.
** Baldwin Creek 4WD Road FSR 277 is OPEN up to around 11,500ft. That's around 1.2 miles past the road split with Upper Browns County 4WD Road FSR 278 to Mount Antero.
** FSR 278, Upper Browns County 4WD Road is OPEN to around 12,000ft at the bottom of the lower switchbacks 38°40'00.1"N 106°15'45.8"W on Mount Antero. That's around 1.4 miles above the road split with Baldwin Creek 4WD Road FSR 277.

5/23/24 - Courtesy of trail gurus, CORE, working on keeping trails open to travel.
** We headed up Baldwin Creek Road FSR 277, which leads to Upper Browns and Antero 4WD Road FSR 287.A, not expecting much luck. Sure enough, it's still CLOSED to snow. We only got maybe about a half a mile. Too much snow blockade on an incut cut to get through. Time to turn back. Gonna be a while here too before we can expect to proceed any great distance up the trail. WTS!

Mount Baldy/Captain Jacks Pike National Forest/ El Paso County 719-836-2031  
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MOUNT BLANCA/ LAKE COMO
FSR 975
Junct Hwy-150 7,648 ft.
Lake Como 11,803 ft.
Rio Grande/ Saguache/
Conejos Peak R Dist
Alamosa County
719-655-2547

719-274-8971
OPEN**
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4/29/24
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4/29/24 - Courtesy of Rio Grande NP once again informing high country trail travelers for 2024.
- Mount Blanca FSR 975 is listed as OPEN, with the added, expected, cautionary wording - Road is very treacherous, extreme modified high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle needed. Travel at your own risk.
- Attempted trail, tempted by Lake Como, in 2024? Feedback welcome.

MOUNT BROSS FSR 787 Plus More Trail # Pike/South Park 719-836-2031  
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Mount McClellan Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000  
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MOUNT PRINCETON
FSR 322 /
LUCKY MINE ROAD
FSR 322.A
Mount Princeton Trailhead 8,918ft
Bristlecone Park Chalet 12,124 ft.
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591
 
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MOUNT ZION 4WD FSR 109 San Isabel NF/ Leadville R Dist 719-553-1400
719-486-0749
 
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NAPOLEON PASS
Southside FSR 540
North/Tincup-side
via Mid Ridge Rd FSR 953.1
Junct FSR 765 10,693 ft.
Nap Pass 12,040ft
Tincup 10,138 ft.
Gunnison Nat Forest
Gunnison R District
Gunnison County

970-641-0471
970-641-0044
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6/10/24
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE keeping tabs on trails yet again. :)
- Napoleon is blocked by downed trees on the Tincup side.

5/9/24 - Courtesy of CORE yet again. :)
- Napoleon Pass remains CLOSED to snow. Seasonal closure runs until May 15.

- In 2023, Napoleon Pass was OPENED up on 7/25/23 by a group of volunteers with shovels, again guided by CORE.

NICHE ROAD / CR-6 3/10 BLM Grand Junction  
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NOLAN CREEK ROAD FSR 418.1 White River NF/Eagle-Holy Cross (970) 945-2521 CLOSED
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6/8/24
COMMENTS:
6/8/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Terry R. and Eagle County 4x4 Club sharing back updates again for 2024.
- Closed to snow. Scattered snow patches with good tracks through until blocked by snow that's 3 feet deep plus some, at 10,650ft.

NO NAME GULCH ROAD FSR 705.1 White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 OPEN
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5/22/24
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5/22/24 - Courtesy of Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, once again for 2024.
- No Name (Gulch) Road FSR 705.1 is now OPEN for 2024. Expect snow.

NORTH FORK RESERVOIR ROAD FSR 240 San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 CLOSED
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5/9/24
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5/9/24 - Courtesy of CORE, keeping tabs on trails we all love.
- North Fork Reservoir Road remains CLOSED to snow. Seaonal closure in place until May 15.

OHIO PASS/CREEK ROAD FSR 730

Base 8,419 ft.
Ohio Pass 10,098ft
Gunnison NF/ Gunnison County
Gunnison Ranger District
970-641-0471

970-641-0471
 
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OLD FLOWERS RD
FSR 152
Canyon Lakes 970-295-6700 CLOSED
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5/7/24
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5/7/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger District once again for 2024.
- Old Flowers Road is CLOSED. Tentative open/close dates 6/15 - 11/30.

OLD FULFORD RD
FSR 419.1
White River NP/Eagle-Holy Cross (970) 945-2521 OPEN
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6/8/24
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6/8/24 - Courtesy of trail driver Terry R. and Eagle County 4X4 Club, once again for 2024.
- Old Fulford Road is OPEN for 2024. Trail is dry. There are two creek crossings 1 foot deep. 32s or higher recommended. No downed trees or mud. Enjoy!

OPHIR PASS
FSR 630, FSR 679
Junct Hwy 550 10,083 ft.
Ophir Pass 11,789. Ophir 9,850 ft.
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-327-4835 CLOSED**
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5/31/24
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County Backcountry Roads update.
** Ophir Pass Road FSR 679 remains CLOSED. You can get 1.5 miles up from Hwy 550.

OTTO MEARS TOLL ROAD FSR 869/
TOLL ROAD GULCH/
UPPER KERBER EAST ROAD /
County Road 47YY
San Isabel/Salida
Salida Ranger Dist
Saguache Ranger District

719-539-3591
719-655-2547
 
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OWL CREEK (PASS)-CIMMARON ROAD
FSR 858.
Junct FSR 858 & CR8 7,789 ft.
OC Pass 10,114 ft
Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
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6/4/24
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County R&B maintaining and sharing back road status for 2024. :)
** Owl Creek Pass continues to be listed as OPEN. No trail surface status, just the usual side note of beware of melting out conditions and DRIVE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
5/27/24 - Courtesy of Mike D. sharing back trail status for 2024. :)
** On the Ridgway side we bashed the drifts on Owl Creek-Cimarron Road FSR 858 to just beyond the final switchback (1/3 mile from the pass) at just on 10,000ft. Any decent clearance 4x4 should be able to get that far now.
- It appears something with a very large surface-area-to-weight ratio floated all the way up. If you were the driver of this float-like vehicle, hey, share on back, sounds like a capable vehicle.
- FSR 858 is mostly dry on the west side, except for intermittent slushy/muddy drifts in the last ~2 miles to the pass. No idea about the other side, guessing it's worse.

5/24/24 - Courtesy of SJ MTG sharing back trail status for 2024. :)
** Owl Creek-Cinnamon Road FSR 858 (Owl Creek Pass) is still proving difficult to access the pass from the Ouray side. Off camber section curves above Stealey Mountain North Trail #219 with snow and ice are still trapping vehicles. Don't travel alone and be prepared to turn around before difficulties arise for your vehicle.

5/17/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Jim G sharing back trail status for 2024. :)
** Although classed as OPEN by the Ouray R&B, Owl Creek Pass is still snowed in approx 2 miles past the Overlook. Maybe another week or 2. Watch this space. Been further? Share back status!

5/9/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road & Bridge, clearing and updating all as per previous years. :)
** Owl Creek - Cinnamon Road FSR 858/Ouray CR8 is listed as OPEN on the Ouray County side. Snow cover remains in place past mile 9.5.


- Keep in mind, in 2023 this trail over Owl Creek Pass at 10,100ft didn't completely open until June 11, 2023. Snow drift vehicle recovery, May 29, 2023.

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 TENMILE RANGE TRAIL / BRECKENRIDGE SKI AREA ROAD FSR 751.1 White River/Dillon 970-468-5400  
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PEARL PASS
CR-15D / FSR 102 & FSR 738
P Pass 12,705 ft.
White River NF
/GMUG NF
Gunnison R Dist.
Pitkin &
Gunnison County
970-945-2521
970-874-6600
970-641-0471
CLOSED by snow **
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6/10/24
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of Pearl Pass 'Mayor', Carl B. surveying Pearl for 2024 once again. :)
** Made some additional distance today up Pearl Pass Road on the Aspen side. Cut one tree that had fallen across the road and moved 10 others out of an avalanche path at 10,710 ft., around 1.9 mile in from start of trail at Cooper Creek Rd CR 15. See Avy debris foto on Bushducks FB.
- Eventually stopped at 39.008448, -106.829573 at 10,763ft by steep and deep snow below "Deadmans Curve". That's 1.2 mile above Pearl Pass camping area, 2.1 mile in from Cooper Creek Rd CR 15. No bare ground here, and no chance of further progress past here (foto) today, as lots of snow this year! I had to chain up at the first snow after crossing the creek. Snow is substantial and still slippery.
- As for Bradlee E's query on Bushducks' FB, re 'Deadmans Curve'... I had picked up that saying from backcountry skiers years back. They had named the curve below the Taggart Hut for its steep, left hand surprise turn. It has obvious implications for winter travel. Come the summer thaw, it's just another curve in the woods. Yup, a trail for all seasons! Enjoy, respect, and turn back before the point of no return.

6/5/24 - Courtesy of Pearl Pass 'Mayor', Carl B. assessing Pearl as we enter 2024 season. :)
** I reached a new high on Pearl Pass Road today at 10,520ft, 0.9mile beyond Pearl Pass Campground. Snow CLOSURE beyond this point. Patience as usual.

5/22/24 - Courtesy of Pearl Pass 'Mayor', Carl B. assessing Pearl for yet another year. :)
- Pearl Pass like many of the high trails is keeping its vail of snow on for springtime 2024. I managed to push through the snow to around 10,200ft elevation, that's a mere 100 yards past the Pearl Pass Campgrounds. Early days, take a seat! :)


- In 2022, Pearl Pass OPENED up as a thru route from both sides on July 21, 2022.
- Not surprisingly, there was a significant snowdrift challenge at 12,265 ft.

Pennsylvania Gulch Road Boulder County CR 95J.0 Roosevelt National Forest 970-498-1100 OPEN
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6/1/24
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6/1/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Buzz D. sharing back status for 2024.
- Bottom to top this trail is OPEN.
- No snow or fallen trees. Enjoy!

PERU CREEK ROAD FSR 260 White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 CLOSED
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5/24/24
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District once again.
- Peru Creek Road FSR #260, is still CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.

PICAYUNE GULCH / PLACER GULCH
San Juan CR 9
Treasure Mtn Mine 11,590 ft.
Parson Lake / Gulch view point 12,635 ft
Uncompahgre/Ouray
/San Juan County
970-387-8040 OPEN**
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5/31/24
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5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County R&B update.
** Picayune Gulch Road CR 9 is listed as OPEN. No trail surface status, or how far open update as yet. Been here more recent? Share back!
** Placer Gulch Road CR 9 remains CLOSED. Plowing has started. No progress report as yet.

PICKLE GULCH / BLACKHAWK RD.
FSR 718.1
Junct Missouri Gulch Road CR 15S 9,105 ft.
Junct Stewart Gulch FSR 714.1 10,115 ft.
Arapaho NF /
Clear Ck R District
Gilpin County
303-567-4382 OPEN
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6/9/24
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6/9/24 - Courtesy of trail driver Kevin Y. :)
- Pickle Gulch is OPEN all the way for 2024.
- Trail is pretty good on the whole. A few mud holes, but nothing that you can't get through. A few blow down trees, but CORE and others have done a good job clearing them. Nice work there!

6/2/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Hunting B. :)
** The trail is still not open all the way to the top. The lower section is open and clear.
- A lot of snow covering the trails in the shade of the trees.

5/27/24 - Courtesy of CO OFT, out there and sharing trail status. :)
** Trail remains open to snow closure, at approx half way point.

5/14/24 - Courtesy of CO OFT once again, out there and sharing trail status. :)
- Pickle Gulch/ Blackhawk Road FSR 718.1 remains CLOSED to snow.
- Still snowed in on both sides of Blackhawk Peak. I cut down some deadfall on the trail, only to be turned around by large snow drifts further up.

Pinyon Mesa BLM/Grand Junction    
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POLE HILL FSR 122 / SOLITUDE CREEK ROAD FSR 122.A
Hwy-36 8,035 ft.
Panorama Peak 9,283 ft.
Canyon Lakes R Dist 970-498-2770 CLOSED
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5/7/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger Dist yet again.
- Pole Hill Road is CLOSED. Tentative opening date 6/15.

POMEROY LAKE ROAD
FSR 297.
Junct of FSR 295 10,567 ft.
Lake parking 12,089 ft.
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 OPEN **
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking trails on the ground and sharing status and safety updates for 2024.
** Pomeroy Lake Road is OPEN for 2024, up to snow blockade at around 11,800ft. That's approx 2.1 miles from the turn off from Hancock (Lake) Road FSR 295. That's around a half mile from the upper end of the vehicle trail at Pomeroy Lakes Trailhead #1437, at 12,100ft elevation.

PORPHYRY GULCH /
BULLION KING ROAD FSR 822
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300  
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POUGHKEEPSIE GULCH FSR 876 /
LAKE COMO
San Juan CR 58
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 CLOSED**
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6/8/24 - Courtesy of San Juan MTG.
** No access to Como Lake as yet. SNOW! Watch this space.

5/31/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County Backcountry Roads update, once again.
- Poughkeepsie Gulch remains CLOSED. Plowing has not started.

PTARMIGAN (PASS) ROAD / RESOLUTION ROAD
FSR 751.1/FSR 702.1
White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 CLOSED
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5/22/24 - Courtesy of Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, once again for 2024/
- Resolution Road (Ptarmigan Pass) FSR 702, from Camp Hale opens June 1, conditions dependent. Connects to FSR 747 and 708 which do not open until 6/21.
RADICAL HILL
FSR 286.1 & FSR 286.1B
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
 
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RAINBOW FALLS ROAD
FSR 350
7,496 to 7,637 ft.
Pikes Peak Ranger Dist 719-636-1602  
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RAINBOW FALLS RZR LOOP
FSR 347
Pikes Peak Ranger Dist 719-636-1602  
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RAMPART RANGE
FSR 300 / MOUNT HERMAN ROAD FSR 320
ICE CAVE ROAD FSR 324
WINDING STAIRS ROAD FSR 323
Pike/South Platte 303-275-5610 OPEN**
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5/17/24 - Courtesy of Rampart Range MMC, out there and sharing. :)
- Rampart Trails and Rampart Range Road FSR 300 OPEN for 2024 as of Friday 5/17.
** The section from Rampart Range Reservoir to Garden of the Gods will remain CLOSED until Memorial Day due to road work.
- It's spring, we have to expect issues on the trail, particularly the side trails with deadfall and obstacles.
- Reminder to us all, no matter what season: CCTB. No GA.
Clear, Cross, or Turn Back. No Going Around obstacles off trail.
We all know the latter causes damage to the trail, our reputation and can foster trail closure. Let's be mindful and Stay The Trail, Keep The Trail.
- As with all excellent volunteer groups caring for our trails, RRMMC does so in an agreement the USFS which is the body that decides when trails will open or close.
- Hit upon a large obstacle, effective trail closure? Click and CONTRIBUTE TRAIL STATUS UPDATES HERE FOR 2024. Link is also at the top of this CO Pass Page.

5/10/24 - Courtesy of CO ORT & Rampart Range MMC, always out there, always sharing. :)
** Much deadfall around due to high wind event. Temp trail closure to all OHVs.
** RRMMC volunteers been busy clearing deadfall. Maintenance Work Party, expressions of interest for 19 May.
** Mount Herman Road is back attracting trail-travelers for 2024. Southside spur, Powerline East Road FSR 318: Expect some deadfall in the region from winds.
** Clearing trails is at our own risk. Let's all continue to Stay The Trail.

4/5/24 - Courtesy of CO ORT, always out there, always sharing! :)
** ICE CAVE ROAD FSR 324 is OPEN to snow. A loop road off Rampart Range Road when combined with WINDING STAIRS ROAD FSR 323.
- Road has compacted snow, yet all to easy to slip off into deeper terrain as I did. I got lucky and got rescued, thanks to TD who showed up! Reminder to self, best not travel alone, especially in melting season.

4/5/24 - Courtesy of Stay The Trail yet again as we head into early the trail-travel season of 2024. :)
** Rampart Range Road FSR 300 is CLOSED at CO-67 temporarily for the mud season to mitigate trail damage.
** Rampart Range Road is also CLOSED at Jackson Creek Road FSR 502.
** Closed at FSR 327 in Rainbow Falls.
** Also CLOSED at the southern end of Dakan Road FSR 563.
** Rampart Range Road also CLOSED at the southern end of the trail at the Garden of the Gods.

RED and WHITE MOUNTAIN ROAD FSR 734
Eastern Junct of FSR 734 & 700 9,661 ft.
R&W Mt 11,190ft
Western Junct of FSR734 & FSR700 10,462 ft.
White River /
Eagle-Holy Cross
970-945-2521
970-827-5715
CLOSED
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5/22/24
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5/22/24 - Courtesy of Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District.
- Red and White Mountain Road FSR 734.1 is CLOSED.

- REMINDER: Red and White OPENS annually on 6/21, conditions dependent.

RED CONE ROAD
FSR 565
Webster Pass 12,099 ft.
Red Cone 12,786 ft.
Jnct Hall Valley Rd 9,879 ft.
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
Park County
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
CLOSED
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- REMINDER - Red Cone summit down to Webster Pass is ONE-WAY only, downhill to Webster Pass only. As the sign in place says, All vehicles must exit via Montezuma or Handcart Gulch! Know before you Go, that these latter trails are sufficiently free of snow to travel, before descending to Webster Pass.
- In 2023, Webster Pass Opened to the top on the Montezuma side only, on July 5. See deep snow cornice blockade at top of Handcart Gulch. The pass Opened as a thru route on July 27 following the efforts of many hands taking to their shovels.

Red Canyon Park Canyon City    
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RED ELEPHANT HILL ROAD FSR 173.1A Arapaho NF/Clear Creek 303-567-4382 CLOSED **
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5/28/24
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5/28/24 - Courtesy of CO OFT (O) contributors
** Snow. Don't expect this to open soon.

RICHMOND BASIN ROAD FSR 869.1A Uncompahgre/Ouray (970) 240-5300 CLOSED
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County R&B clearing roads and sharing staus updates.
- Richmond Basin FSR 869.1A / CR 26Z remains CLOSED. Road is melting out. No anticipated opening date as yet, for 2024.

RICHMOND HILL ROAD CR 15E Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471  
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RIMROCKER TRAIL
Montrose CR-90 & many road numbers.
Pioneer Camp at Buckeye Reservoir 7,633 ft.
BLM Uncompahgre Field Office
County of Montrose
Town of Nucla

970 240 5300
970-249-7755
OPEN
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5/14/24
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5/14/24 - Courtesy of Rimrocker Trail.org 2024. :)
- Time to Rimrock. Trail is now OPEN for 2024. Enjoy! Got fotos, share on back.

4/24/24 - Concortesy of Rimrocker Trail.org 2024. :)
- Yes, understandably CLOSED, yet anticipation is building, despite reports of 5 feet of snow in places. Side trail travel, early season 2024, bring it on, pleaze.
- Montrose County R&B crews are working on Divide Road to open up the network of 2024 trails. Watch this space in the coming weeks.

ROLLINS PASS East Side AKA CORONA PASS ROAD
FSR 149
Arapho-Roosevelt/ Boulder Ranger Dist 970-295-6600
303-541-2500
OPEN**
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6/9/24
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6/9/24 - Courtesy of trail driver and status-sharer, Matt B.
** Rollins Pass East, via Corona Pass Road FSR 147 is OPEN, yet blocked by snow at about 10,480 feet, at N39.923141, W105.648284. That's 1.1 mile before the first culvert over Jenny Creek.
- Lots of puddles, a few snow drifts over 10,000 feet before it becomes impassable due to snow. Enjoy, and best be prepared to turn around before conditions become impassable.

5/16/24 - Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District road status update once again.
- Rollins Pass East AKA Corona Pass Road FSR 149 is OPEN as of May 1, from CR 16 to the permanent closure point at Needles Eye Tunnel.
- Awiting trail surface update. Been here, give back.

ROLLINS PASS West Side AKA CORONA PASS ROAD
FSR 149
Arapaho/Sulphur 970-887-4100  
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SAINTS JOHN ROAD
FSR 275.1
Montezuma 10,271
Wild Irishman Mine 11,711 ft
Mt Glacier 12,443
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 CLOSED
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5/24/24
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District updating all for 2024.
- Saints John Road, FSR #275 is still CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.

SANTA FE PEAK
FSR 264
High Pt @ Sarsfield Mine 12,702 ft.
White River/Dillon
Summit County
970-468-5400 CLOSED
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District once again.
- Santa Fe Peak Road, FSR #264, is still CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.

SARAN WRAP ROAD / TRAIL. Pike National Forest Near Colorado Springs  
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SCHOFIELD PASS ROAD FSR 317
Crystal 8,960 ft.
Sch Pass 10,707ft
Gothic 9,467 ft.
White River/
Aspen-Sophris Ranger District
970-945-2521

970-963-2266
 
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SCOTCH CREEK ROAD FSR 550.1
/
HOTEL DRAW RD
FSR 550
Junct Hwy-145 8,674 ft.
Junct Highline Trail 10,359 ft.
Junct FSR-578 9,171 ft.
San Juan Nat For/ Dolores Ranger Dist 970-247-4874
970-882-7296
 
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SEVENMILE FSR 225 San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 CLOSED
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5/7/24
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5/7/24 - Courtesy of Canyon Lakes Ranger Dist yet again.
- Sevenmile Road FSR 225 is CLOSED until further notice due to Cameron Peak Fire of 2022.

Sheep Creek BLM Mesa County    
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Sheridan Hill Clear Creek 303-567-3000  
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SHEEPHORN ROAD FSR 401.1 White River 970-468-5400 CLOSED
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5/22/24 - Courtesy of Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, informing all for 2024.
- Sheephorn Road, FSR 401.1 remains CLOSED for now.
- Trail OPENS annually on 6/21, conditions dependent.

SHRINE PASS
FSR 709.1
8,701 ft. to 11,180 ft.
White River /
Holy Cross R.Dist/
Dillon Ranger Dist
970-945-2521
970-827-5715
970-468-5400
CLOSED
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5/24/24
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District once again.
- Shrine Pass Road, FSR #16 / 709.1 is still CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.
- Trail OPENS annually on 6/21, conditions dependent.

SIDNEY BASIN
FSR 853.1C1
970-240-5300
970
 
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SLATE RIVER ROAD FSR 734 /

PARADISE DIVIDE/BASIN ROAD FSR 317.1
Gunnison 970-641-0471  
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SLAUGHTERHOUSE (GULCH) RD FSR 105
CROW CREEK ROAD FSR 101
Pike/South Platte
South Platte
Ranger District
303-275-5610

303-275-5610
OPEN
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5/20/24
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5/20/24 - Courtesy of CORE, keeping trails open for 2024.
- Slaughterhouse (Gulch) Road FSR 105 near Derringer Peak is indeed OPEN for 2024.

5/5/24 - Courtesy of regular contributor Gabe and CO ORT once again.
** Contradictions abound as to whether the these trails are open for all to use before June 15, or just for logging access purposes.
- Slaughterhouse Gulch Road FSR 105, accessed via Crow Creek Road FSR 101, attracted an early season group of vehicles on May 5th. Challenging per some in lesser capable vehicles, yet by airing down, flexing with spotters, all seemed to enjoy the day.

- Reminder from last year, FSR 101 has not been a thru public route for quite a while, it enters private property.
SLIDE LAKE 4WD
ROAD
FSR 145
S Lake 11,708 ft.
Junct FSR 705 11,571 ft.
White River NF &
San Isabel NF/
Leadville R Dist &
Holy Cross R Dist
970-945-2521
719-553-1400
719-486-0749
970-827-5715
 
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- Reminder: Slide Lake 4WD Road FSR 145 ends before reaching the lake, at Slide Lake hiking trailhead at 11,400 ft.
SPRING CREEK TR FSR 712.2/
SILVER CITY ROAD FSR 712.2J
Start 8,125 ft.
Finish 11,118 ft.
Arapaho/Clear Ck Ranger District/
Clear Creek County
303-567-3000
303-567-4382
 
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SPRING CREEK ROAD FSR 744
Start 8,506 ft.
Finish 11,237 ft.
Gunnison/Gunnison
Gunnison Ranger District
970-641-0471
970-641-0471
 
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STILLWATER PASS ROAD FSR 123/CR4
GRAVEL MOUNTAIN SPUR/4X4 ROAD FSR 815.2
West end Junct CR 125 8,832 ft.
Illinois T/H 9,011
High Point East of
Gravel Mountain 10,634 ft.
East end Junct CR-34 8,316 ft.
Arapaho Roosevelt/ Sulphur Ranger Dist 970-887-4100  
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- Reminder: Stillwater Pass Road remains CLOSED, being in the East Troublesome Fire affected area. Public safety and vegetation rehab concerns here. Watch this space for potential access in 2024.


STONY PASS /
RIO GRANDE RES ROAD
FSR 520/CR 18
& San Juan CR-3 /
BUFFALO BOY MINE COUNTY ROAD.
BEAR TOWN/KITE LAKE ROAD FSR 506.
Stony Pass: 12,650ft
Rio Grande N Forest
Divide Ranger Dist
San Juan County
& Hinsdale County
719-480-3364
970-527-4131

970-944-2291
OPEN**
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6/8/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Sayra S. sharing back trail updates for 2024.
** Stony Pass is open at least to the top of the pass where we stopped. Didn't continue much further but assume it's all clear!

5/31/24 - Courtesy of SJ County R&B clearing and sharing trail status.
- Stony Pass CR 3 remains CLOSED. Plowing has started.

5/17/24 - Courtesy of Mighty Michael and SJ County R&B clearing and sharing trail status.
- Stony Pass Road SJ CR 3 is still CLOSED to snow.

SUMMITVILLE ROAD
FSR 330
PARK CREEK ROAD
FSR 380
ALAMOSA-CONEJOS ROAD FSR 250
Rio Grande NF/
Conejos Peak R Dist
Divide Rang Dist
719-852-5941
719-480-9892
719-850-2374
 
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SWAN RIVER ROAD
- MIDDLE FORK

FSR 6.2
Start 9,830 ft.
High Pt 12,619 ft
White River/Dillon
Summit County
970-468-5400 CLOSED
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5/24/24
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District update.
- Swan River Road Middle Fork FSR 6.2 is still CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.

SWAN RIVER ROAD - NORTH FORK
FSR 354.1
Jnct CR6 9,775 ft
Top of North Fork 11,526 ft.
White River/Dillon 970-468-5400 OPEN
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District update for 2024.
- North Fork Swan, FSR #354, is OPEN for 2024, to ATVs and unlicensed motorcycle with state registration.

Swan River Road - South Fork FSR 355.1 White River/Dillon 970-468-5400  
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SWITZERLAND TRAIL
FSR 120J.0
8,449 to 8,952 ft.
Boulder 303-541-2500 OPEN
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5/19/24
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5/19/24 - Courtesy of trail traveler Donna B.
- Switzerland Trail is OPEN and dry all the way with just a couple of smaller puddles.
- Trail is dry except for a couple of short mud pits near Gordon Gulch. Beware of deadfall. Lots of traffic (A/UTVs, Full-size, Bicyclists and Hikers) due to it being one of the lower-altitude areas to access for spring. Trailhead parking was packed so get there early!

4/27/24 - Courtesy of unverified trail rider.
- Traveled Switzerland Trail today, mostly dry. Great to be back in the Rockies in our Polaris.

TABEGUACHE TRAIL FSR 544.1A/
DOMINGUEZ ROAD
FSR 408
BLM Grand Jct./
Ouray Ranger Dist
202-208-3801
970-240-5300
OPEN**
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5/22/24
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5/22/24 - Courtesy of Grand Valley Ranger District update.
** Lower Dominguez Road FSR 408 is OPEN as of 5/2/24. NOTE: Open as far as the Mid Dominguz gate which is still CLOSED.
** Mid Dominguez / Dominguez Ridge Road FSR 408.1A is CLOSED, not accessible for full-sized vehicles past Mid Dominguez gate. The status of the road will be assessed on 5/24/24.
** Tabeguache Trail FSR 544.1A, which travels a combination of numerous trails including FSR 408, FSR 402, is OPEN on these two sections. No complete update on the other Tabeguache Trail sections which include parts of, FSR 500, 501, 504, 503, 544,520, 508, and more trails, as yet.

TAYLOR MOUNTAIN ROAD
FSR 228/ FSR 330.1
Garfield 9,505 ft.
High Point / Iron Duke Mine 12,642
Chaffee County 719-539-6961 OPEN
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5/16/24
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5/16/24 - Courtesy of Boulder Ranger District road status update.
- Taylor Mountain Road FSR 330 is OPEN as of yesterday, May 15.
- Annual anticipated Open/Close dates: May 15/ Nov 15.

TAYLOR PASS ROAD FSR 761 / EXPRESS CREEK ROAD Gunnison/Gunnison
Pitkin Co &
Gunnison Co
970-641-0471  
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TINCUP PASS
FSR 267 / MIRROR LAKE ROAD FSR 267
St Elmo 10,010 ft T. Pass 12,154 ft
Mirror Lake 10,962 ft.
Tincup 10,138 ft.
San Isabel/Salida
Gunnison County /
Chaffee County
719-539-3591
970-641-0471
OPEN**
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking and sharing trail status once again.
** Tincup Pass Road FSR 267 is OPEN to deep snow at around 5 miles above the approach from St Elmo. On the far side, Tincup side, Mirror Lake is extremely high making the trail, known as Mirror Lake Road FSR 267, untrafficable at present and for some time to come. WTS.

5/23/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking and sharing trail status as ever.
** Tincup Pass Road FSR 267 gate is OPEN, to snow. Trail is pretty much clear of snow for a couple of miles heading on up out of St Elmo until the avalanche swathe of 2019 where the snow kicks in on the trail and is perhaps 1 feet deep snow packed. Then 1.5 feet deep by the time you reach around 11,100 ft where the Colorado Hiking Trail crosses the pass road. Beyond there, snow is dry and slow going crawl up the trail to Sawmill Hill at 11,760ft where there's clearly more snow than there was around this time last year, 2023, when we inspected it. With this current amount of snow, we may not see Tincup Pass at 12,150ft being accessable until late June, maybe early July 2024.
- See the Ryan G.'s video of the two remaining serious snowfields of 2023 that were still blocking the trail on July 6th, 2023.

5/22/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking and sharing trail status as per usual.
- CORE swung the gate OPEN for 2024 on Tincup today. Don't expect to reach the pass yet. CORE will be updating Tincup trail status past the gate in time for Memorial Day weekend. WTS!

5/9/24 - Courtesy of CORE, keeping an eye on trails.
- Tincup Pass remains CLOSED to snow. Seasonal closure in place until May 15.

- In 2023, Tincup was OPENED up 7/29/23 by a group of volunteers coordinated by CORE. Drone video by Ryan G. just 3 days beforehand relates the massive amount of snow needing clearing. Hats off to those voluteers!

TOMICHI PASS
FSR 888
Gunnison/Gunnison 970-641-0471 OPEN **
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6/10/24 - Courtesy of CORE, checking trails on the ground and sharing back status once again.
** Tomichi Pass is inaccessible due to snow on the Hancock side. On the White Pine side, Tomichi Creek Road FSR 888 is OPEN for about 2 miles - downed trees.

TRANSFER TRAIL
FSR 602
White River / Rifle Ranger District 970-468-5400 / 970-625-2371 OPEN**
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5/27/24 - Courtesy of trail driver and regular contributor ALT2870, once again for 2024. :)
** Transfer Trail is OPEN to snow at Windy Point Bypass (possibly further.)
- Better late then never, hit up Transfer Trail on Memorial Day after work. Trail wet from snow and recent storms with patches of snow higher up. Got up to around 9,290ft at 39.59708557511255, -107.31388586438344 just before the Windy Point Bypass Trail #1846, where snow became more heavy. While you could get down to the bypass as evidenced by tire tracks, being alone and lateness of the day decided not to chance it and turned around.
- Beyond the bypass the trail stays in heavy forest and away from constant light so not sure if you can make it out to Windy Point yet. For sure can't go past it if you could as snow is likely to be beyond where it was last year given the snow in lower areas.
- Trail condition is much like previous years. From the staging lot and gate to the Glenwood Overlook (39.57877706665637, -107.31290683506964) at 8000ft., it is mainly dirt and some rock. (Looks like some more rock exposed compared to last year but nothing note worthy.)
- Beyond the overlook trail deteriorates into ruts and holes, specifically mudholes this time of year. Easy going with a somewhat higher wheel base (some puddles up to a foot deep) and you should be fine, just get ready to be pulled around in some puddles since you can't see the ruts.
- A nice reminder is the first part of the trail up to the overlook is mostly a shelf road with a big drop off into the canyon at points. There are passing areas but plan ahead especially if you or a passenger are not a fan of heights or off-camberness.
- Will be back in a few weeks to see snow melt status.

TREASURE MOUNTAIN LOOP
San Juan CR 9
Treasure Mtn Mine 11,590 ft.
Parson Lake / Gulch view point 12,635 ft
Uncompahgre/Ouray 970-240-5300 CLOSED
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5/17/24
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5/17/24 - Courtesy of San Juan County Backcountry Roads and Mighty Michael, sharing for 2024.
- Treasure Mountain Loop SJ CR 9 is still CLOSED to snow. Rusty the SJ dozer driver managed to push some, but only up a short distance.

Turner Gulch Pike/Fairplay 719-836-2031  
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TWIN CONES
FSR 126
Pike, South Platte
South Platte R Distr
719-836-2031
303-275-5610
 
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UNCOMPAHGRE DIVIDE ROAD FSR 402/
BIG CREEK ROAD FSR 403
Uncompahgre NF/
Grand Valley R Dist
Ouray Ranger Dist
970-242-8211
970-240-5300
OPEN
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5/22/24
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5/22/24 - Courtesy of Grand Valley Ranger District, informing all.
- Big Creek Road is OPEN for the 2024 season.

5/14/24 - Courtesy of Montrose County R&B, as we enter 2024 season.
- Divide Road and old 90 Road are OPEN to appreciate for 2024.
- Crews are finishing up South Divide from 90 to Dave Wood today. Enjoy and take care out there. 4/24/24 - Courtesy of Grand Valley R.D. and RimrockerTrail.org working wonders out west.
- Crews continue to work on clearing Divide Road FSR 402 and connecting roads. Boundary gate is currenlty CLOSED. Watch this space.
- Dave Wood Road FSR 510, and Sanborn Park Road FSR 530, at the southern end of Divide Road are now OPEN.
- 25 Mesa Road in the eastern section of the Uncompahgre NF is OPEN.
- Big Creek Road FSR 403 is NOT GATED. However, it is not accessible by full size vehicle, sloppy and wet.

- Know B4 U Go, MVUM. Remember, different vehicles have different restrictions. Check out your appropriate Motor Vehicle Use Maps.

UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AREA Grand Valley 970-242-8211  
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URANIUM ROAD
FSR 404
PINE MOUNTAIN ROAD FSR 405
CALAMITY PLANTATION ROAD FSR 405.2A
COW MESA/CREEK ROAD FSR 405.4A
Uncompahgre NF/
Grand Valley R Distr
970-242-8211 OPEN
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5/22/24
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5/22/24 - Courtesy of Grand Valley Ranger District. :)
- Uranium Road FSR 404 is OPEN for 2024, as is adjoining Divide Road, FSR 402.

4/26/24 - Courtesy of Grand Valley Ranger District. :)
** Divide Road FSR 402 Boundary Gate is CLOSED. Gate Closed 3/15/24. Not accessible by full size vehicle
** Uranium Road FSR 404 is classed as OPEN, yet not accessible by full size vehicle.
- Pine Mountain Road FSR 405 is OPEN. Trail is muddy, Snow packed, snow drifts at top, no place to turn around.
- Calamity Plantation Road FSR 405.2A is OPEN as of 4/18/24. No trail surface report received.
- Cow Mesa/Creek Road FSR 405.4A is OPEN as of 4/18/24. No trail surface report received.

U.S. BASIN ROAD FSR 825
10,143 to 12,128 ft
Uncompahgre/Ouray
Columbine Ranger Dist /
Dolores Ranger Dist
970-240-5300 CLOSED
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5/31/24
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5/31/24 - Courtesy San Juan County Backcountry Roads update, once again.
- US Basin Road remains CLOSED. Plowing has not started.

WAGER GULCH CR36 / CARSON ROAD FSR 568 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 ROAD FSR 747.1 White River/Holy Cross 970-827-5715 CLOSED
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5/22/24
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5/22/24 - Courtesy of Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District informing all re the trails for 2024.
- Wearyman Road FSR 747.1 is still CLOSED.
- Trail opens annually on 6/21, conditions dependent.

WEBSTER PASS ROAD
FSR 285.1
W Pass 12,099 ft.
White River/Dillon
Pike/South Platte
970-468-5400
303-275-5610
CLOSED
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5/24/24
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5/24/24 - Courtesy of Dillon Ranger District update yet again.
- Webster Pass Road FSR #285, is still CLOSED to all wheeled motor vehicles, over snow vehicles, mountain bikes and e-bikes.


- REMINDER: No access up Red Cone Road FSR 565 from Webster Pass. One-way travel only, in the downward direction from Red Cone summit toward Webster Pass.
- In 2023, Webster Pass Opened to the top on the Montezuma side only, on July 5. See deep snow cornice blockade at top of Handcart Gulch. The pass Opened as a thru route on July 27 following the efforts of many hands taking to their shovels.

WESTON PASS
Lake Co CR 7
Park Co CR 22
Pass 11,921 ft.
Pike/Fairplay
San Isabel/Leadville
719-836-2031
719-486-0749
OPEN**
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5/26/24
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5/26/24 - Courtesy of regular contributor Don H. out enjoying the trails for 2024.
** Just got back from Weston Pass. Lake County Road 7 (coming from the Leadville, west side of pass) is clear and dry until Gold Basin Road FR 150, branches off to the basin. Within around 100 yards CR 7 becomes impassible with deep slush at around 10,960ft elevation.
- The road slush and ice is melting pretty fast, though, so it won't take long for this section to clear. We didn't hike far enough to check on the drifting above timberline, but Horseshoe Mountain above Golden Basin is as white as we've seen it here since 2016. The snow on the slopes above timberline might just only be ripening, as the creek is not flowing very fast and the ponds are a bit shallow at present. Keep in mind Weston Pass is 11,921 ft. Patience will reward us all here.

WHEELER GEOLOGICAL AREA / POOL TABLE ROAD FSR 600/
AGUA RAMON ROAD FSR 630
Rio Grande/Conejos 719-274-8971  
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WHEELER LAKE
FSR 408
Start 10,955 ft
End 12,168 ft.
Pike Nat F/
South Park R Dist
Park County
719-553-1400
719-836-2031
 
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WILLIAMS PASS
FSR 298
San Isabel/Salida
Gunnison/Gunnison
719-539-3591/
970-641-0471
 
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WURTS DITCH Rd
FSR100 off CR 19
South end of
No Name FSR 705
Pike San Isabel/ Leadville R Dist 719-553-1400
719-486-0749
 
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YANKEE BOY BASIN
FSR 853.1B /CR-361
Uncompahgre/Ouray
BLM/Gunnison
970-240-5300
970-641-0471
OPEN **
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6/4/24
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6/4/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County R&B maintaining and updating all on the high trails. :)
** Yankee Boy Basin is now listed as OPEN for 2024. No trail surface update, simply the usual note of DRIVE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Expect melt-out conditons and turn back before any issues arise.

5/5/24 - Courtesy of Paul LG. keeping in tune with the trails. :)
** Yankee Boy Basin is OPEN to the upper bathrooms.
- Less snow on the ground than te last few years. Passable in 2wd up to the Governor/ Yankee Boy split. Keep in mind, bathroom/overlooks not open at this time.
- Governor Basin Road FSR 853.1C is plowed to the first stream crossing.

5/1/24 - Courtesy of Ouray County Road & Bridge, once again as we enter the 2024 CO high pass travel season. :)
** Yankee Boy Basin Road FSR 853.1B is listed as being OPEN for 2024. Keep in mind, Camp Bird Road, CR 361 / FSR 853 was plowed yet still gated at Camp Bird / Yankee Boy Basin Road on 4/20/24.
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YANKEE HILL
SUMMIT ROAD
FSR 175.3H + VARIOUS TRAILS
Traverses Clear Creek County and
Gilpin County Line.
Start 10,451 ft.
Yank Hill 11,239 ft
Arapaho/Clear Creek 303-567-3000 OPEN
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6/5/24
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6/5/24 - Courtesy of avid trail traveler Reuben R. contributing once again as we roll into the 2024.
- Yankee Hill trail is OPEN and passable. Did the trail on 5/29/24 and also ran it on 6/5/24.
- There's a few snow drifts, but easily passable! Enjoy!

5/27/24 - Courtesy of No-Name trail traveler.
** Yankee Hill is gaining popularity as it opens up for 2024. Expect snow, crowds, and not fully traversable as yet.

YANSING (CHINAMAN) GULCH
BLM 6043 / CARNAGE CANYON TRAIL
San Isabel/Salida 719-539-3591 OPEN
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5/20/24
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5/20/24 - Courtesy of CORE yet again! :)
- Yansing Gulch remains OPEN with no issues to report.
- So too Carnage Canyon remains OPEN with no issues.

5/9/24 - Courtesy of CORE once again! :)
- Carnage Canyon Trail BLM 6043 is OPEN. Expect show on the north face segmemts of the trail.
- Yansing Gulch BLM 6044 remains OPEN, ditto for snow on segments.

4/24/24 - Courtesy of CORE 2024, keeping trails open, sharing status reports, encouraging positive trail ethics for all trail travelers.
** Yansing Gulch, formerly Chinaman Gulch, is as expected OPEN given its base elevation of 8,109ft. reaching to 8,900ft at the top of the loop. However, you can still expect snow patches on the north faces of the hill, so approach with caution, as ever.


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