The Jeeping Capital Of The World

Off-Road, Trails, Vistas & Winches.

Welcome to the 2016 4x4 and OHV Season! We have reports of the first Columbines popping up in the high country and the runoff waterfalls are spectacular. Below is a list of local trails with their opening status. Roads listed as "Closed" are officially closed or we’ve received reliable reports that they are impassable. Roads listed as OPEN are plowed or clear.*

*Be aware that passes can vary with weather any time of year. Some may be slick in areas, washed out or snow covered, even if they are listed as OPEN. Please don't go beyond where you are comfortable driving. Be safe out there!

Ouray has a many companies that offer Jeep rentals and guided 4x4 tours with fun, experienced and knowledgeable guides, so make sure you give them a call and take advantage of this great adventure while you’re in town. For current off-road trail conditions, please contact the experts at our local jeep rental and tour companies. Updates can also be found on the Ouray County Four Wheel Drive Roads Condition Report. Find more details about our favorite trails here.

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(Updates as of July 21, 2016)

OPEN
Animas Forks
Black Bear Pass
Bolam Pass
Brown Mountain Gulch
California
Cinnamon Pass
Clear Lake
Corkscrew Pass
Cunningham Gulch
Engineer Pass – rough on the Ouray side
Gladstone
Hurricane Pass
Imogene Pass
Kennebec Pass
La Plata Canyon
Lime Creek Road
Last Dollar Road
Maggie Gulch
Mineral Point
Minnehaha
Minnie Gulch
Ophir Pass
Owl Creek Pass
Picayune
Placer
Poughkeepsie Gulch
Red Mountain Town Loop (CR 31)
Roaring Fork
San Juan County Road 110
San Juan County Road 2
Scotch Creek
South Mineral Road
Stony Pass
Treasure Mountain Loop
Yankee Boy Basin – open to Twin Falls. The trail still has a significant amount of running water below Twin Falls, causing rutting. Gate to Wright Lake and Sneffels Trailhead is open.

Still CLOSED Trails
Governor Basin – will open after snow melts
Porphyry – melted out in lower areas 

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Off-highway adventures bring you to some of the most stunning landscapes in the Rocky Mountains. Ouray has an enormous variety of jeeping and OHV routes at every level. Go it alone or with guides who love to share their knowledge of the San Juans’ geology, flora, fauna, and most colorful stories. It's a legacy business in Ouray - Jeep tours have traversed the high mountain passes commercially since 1946, and privately probably since the first Willy’s made their debut stateside in the early 1940s. Four-wheeling enthusiasts travel here all summer long for the breathtaking scenery and then again during the fall months for the spectacular aspen colors. Even better, the backcountry roads follow historic mining roads so you’re sure to experience some living history among the ghost towns.

 

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