The Jeeping Capital Of The World
Off-Road, Trails, Vistas & Winches.
Welcome to the 2017 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 San Juan National Forest recreation page and the Ouray County Four Wheel Drive Roads Condition Report. Find more details about our favorite trails here.
(Updates as of September 30, 2017)
OPEN TO OHV TRAFFIC
Brown Mountain Gulch: Conditions may be icy and muddy in the shaded areas with a heavily eroded stretch just below the summit due to water run off.
Corkscrew Pass - open to top only - cannot pass over summit.
County Road 110
County Road 2
Engineer Pass: 3 – 4″ of snow exists over the saddle to the O Point access, but it remains passable. Closed at the summit.
Hurricane Pass: unknown. Expect ice & snow
Last Dollar Road: difficult in wet conditions
Owl Creek Pass
Picayune Gulch: expect ice & snow
Placer Gulch: expect ice & snow
Red Mountain Town Loop
Roaring Fork - closed due to 412
South Mineral Road
Stony Pass: expect ice & snow
Treasure Mountain Loop
Yankee Boy Basin: Some sections past the Governor Basin intersection have become difficult and snow covered.
CURRENTLY CLOSED TO OHV TRAFFIC (please respect all trail closures for your safety and the safety of the crews that may be working to clear them)
Black Bear Pass
Photo courtesy of Nature's Finest Images
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.