Boulder Ranger District Road Status

  • Motor Vehicle Use Map

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    Motor Vehicle Use Maps will help ensure you are on a road authorized for public use while on the forests and grassland. The map is free, district specific and available electronically.

Closures can occur during summer if unforeseen changes in conditions occur. Depending upon road conditions, gates east of the Peak-to-Peak Highway open sometime in May, while gates west of the Peak-to-Peak Highway open in June or later. National Forest System roads are not listed in this table do not have a seasonal gate. These routes are not maintained for 2WD passenger vehicles and may not be passable. Closed areas are open to foot traffic unless otherwise noted.

About Boulder Ranger District

Gate Location
National Forest System Road (NFSR) Route Numbers
Annual Anticipated Opening Date
Status (Updated
Beaver Bog
NFSR 507.1E
June 15
Closed (Private land at the end of this road. Do not trespass.) 
Boulder Wagon Road at Yankee Doodle Lake
NFSR 501
Brainard Lake Road to Brainard Gateway Trailhead parking area
NFSR 112, CR 102
Brainard Lake Entrance Gate to Day-Use Parking Area NFSR 112   Closed
Bunce School Road
NFSR 115, NFSR 105, NFSR 216, NFSR 217, NFSR 213, CR 105, Bunce 105


NFSR 505, CR 128J, 116J
June 15 Closed
Coney Flats, Middle Saint Vrain
NFSR 507, NFSR 114
June 15 Closed
Kingston Peak Gates
NFSR 353
July 15 Open

Lefthand OHV Area

NFSR 286/287/288 and single track 836/837/843 series N/A

Closed to all motorized use.

Left Hand Park Reservoir Road (day use only)
NFSR 232
Long Lake/Mitchell Lake Trailhead
NFSR 112 (access from the Brainard Lake Road)
Park Creek near Peaceful Valley Campground NFSR 202, NFSR 203, NFSR 105 (southern section)   Open
Rainbow Lakes Road
NFSR 298, CR 116
May 1 Open
Rollins Pass Road at ¼ mile east of Needles Eye Tunnel
NFSR 149 (12 miles of Rollins Pass Road from CR16 to the closure is open - no winter maintenance)
May 1 Open
Rollinsville Road to West Magnolia
NFSR 105 to NFSR 355
May 1 Closed
Ruby Gulch
NFSR 328
May 15 Open
Taylor Mountain
NFSR 330
May 15 Open
West Magnolia (first, second, & third gate )
NFSR 355C, NFSR 355T, NFSR 355
May 15 Open
West Magnolia South Gate (at NFSR 355/105 intersection)
NFSR 355/105
May 15 Open
Winiger Ridge at intersection of CR68 and NFSR 359
NFSR 359 (provides access to the west side of Gross Reservoir)
May 15 Open