Boulder Ranger District Road Status

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Roads listed as "Open" or "Closed" are open during summer/fall and closed during winter/spring. 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.

ALERT: It is not always possible to post road closures or openings on the day that they occur. Call 303-541-2500 to confirm road status before heading up to your destination. Closed areas are open to foot traffic unless otherwise noted.

The Motor Vehicle Use Map will help ensure that you are on a road authorized for public use. The map is free, differentiates National Forest from other lands, and illustrates where camping is allowed. Motor Vehicle Use Maps are available online and at district offices.

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National Forest System Road (NFSR) Route Numbers
Status for November 2018
Beaver Bog
NFSR 507.1E
OPEN (private land at the end of this road - do not trespass). 
Boulder Wagon Road at Yankee Doodle Lake
NFSR 501
Permanent Closure
Brainard Lake Road at Brainard Gateway Trailhead parking area
NFSR 112, CR 102
CLOSED
Bunce School Road near Peaceful Valley Campground
NFSR 115, NFSR 202, NFSR 203
The north section is open year round (these roads enter and exit private land - do not trespass by walking off the road). Southern section OPEN (T-33 area) - scheduled to close on 11/29.
Caribou at Eldora
NFSR 505, CR 128J
OPEN & snowpacked - may close soon(narrow road: use extreme caution)
Caribou at Rainbow Lakes Road
NFSR 505, CR 116J
OPEN & snowpacked - may close soon
Caribou Townsite North
NFSR 505, CR 116J
OPEN & snowpacked - may close soon
Caribou Townsite West
NFSR 505, CR 128J
OPEN & snowpacked - may close soon
Coney Flats
NFSR 507
OPEN (scheduled to close on 11/25)
Lefthand OHV Area
NFSR 286/287/288 and single track 836/837/843 series
CLOSED (extensive flood damage; area closed to motorized and target shooting)
Left Hand Park Reservoir Road (day use only)
NFSR 232
CLOSED
Johnny Park NFSR 118 OPEN
Kingston Peak Gates
NFSR 353
CLOSED
Long Lake Trailhead
NFSR 112 (access from the Brainard Lake Road)
CLOSED
Middle Saint Vrain
NFSR 114
OPEN (scheduled to close on 11/25)
Mitchell Lake Trailhead
NFSR 112 (access from the Brainard Lake Road)
CLOSED
Rainbow Lakes Road
NFSR 298, CR 116
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)
Closed at mile 12. No winter maintenance on mile 1 - 12. Use extreme caution. 
Rollinsville Road to West Magnolia
NFSR 105 to NFSR 355
OPEN
Ruby Gulch
NFSR 328
OPEN
Taylor Mountain
NFSR 330
OPEN
West Magnolia East Gate (first gate )
NFSR 355C
OPEN
West Magnolia Middle Gate (second gate)
NFSR 355T
OPEN
West Magnolia South Gate (at NFSR 355/105 intersection)
NFSR 355/105
OPEN
West Magnolia West Gate (third gate)
NFSR 355
OPEN
Winiger Ridge at intersection of CR68 and NFSR 359
NFSR 359 (provides access to the west side of Gross Reservoir)
OPEN

 

 
 




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