The Jeeping Capital Of The World

Off-Road, Trails, Vistas & Winches.

Welcome to the 2018 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.

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.

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(Updates as of June 22, 2018)

Some passes are CLOSED due to continued fire activity on the 416 Fire. Please know that all of our surrounding public lands and communities are in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions so no open flames, fires, fireworks, shooting and smoking and please make sure to stay only on the trails (don't park on dry grass or brush). Love our forests gently in this dry 2018 season. For more details on Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, please click here.

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!


  • Animas Forks 
  • California Gulch
  • Cinnamon Pass
  • Clear Lake
  • Corkscrew Pass
  • County Road 110
  • County Road 2
  • Cunningham Gulch
  • Engineer Pass
  • Hurricane Pass
  • Imogene Pass
  • Kennebec Pass
  • La Plata Canyon (County Road 124)
  • Lobo Overlook
  • Maggie Gulch
  • Mineral Point
  • Minnehaha
  • Minnie Gulch
  • Ophir Pass
  • Owl Creek Pass 
  • Picayune 
  • Placer 
  • Poughkeepsie
  • South Mineral Road
  • Stony Pass 
  • Treasure Mountain Loop
  • Yankee Boy Basin 

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 - pending more information
  • Bolam Pass - Fire Closure
  • Divide Road 564 - Fire Closure
  • Scotch Creek - Fire Closure


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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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