GMUG National Forest Road Conditions

High snow banks on either side of road side of road


Current Conditions -

Grand Valley Ranger District (Grand Mesa, Northern Uncompahgre Plateau and Fruita Division)-

Ouray and Norwood Ranger Districts (Southern Uncompahgre Plateau and Uncompahgre Mountain Division)

***Due to Road Improvement Construction visitors are asked to drive slowly and cautiously on Owl Creek Road***
  • For Road and Gate Status please contact the Ouray Ranger District at 970-240-5300 or Norwood Ranger District at 970-327-4261.
  • Seasonal  restrictions for wildlife winter range are in effect in general from 12/1 until 4/16. This seasonal restriction doesn’t allow motorized travel within the closure area during the closure period to protect wildlife winter range. Gates will be closed on December 1. (Map of Gate Closures)
  • Seasonal restrictions for soft bed road protection are in effect until 5/15 or when road conditions warrant opening the gates for travel

Paonia Ranger District (North Fork Valley and Northern Gunnison)

  • Road Status Report -
  • Please call ahead to check current conditions based on the weather. (970) 527-4131.

Gunnison Ranger District

  • Road and Trail Status Report-
  • Please call ahead to check current conditions based on the weather. (970) 641-0471.
  • The following areas have seasonal closures for Sage-grouse and big game protection:
    • Almont Triangle seasonal wildlife closures - December 1- May 15 (Map)
    • Flat Top Mountain seasonal wildlife closures - December  1- June 15 (Map)
    • Rosebud Trail #423 & Cement Mountain #553 are closed to motorized use October 1  – June 15 annually
    • Calf Creek Plateau #458 & Cannibal Plateau #464 are closed to motorized use October 1 – June 30 annually
    • Antelope/Steers Gluch Road #726 and #818 are closed to motorized use December 1– June 30 (map)


County Road Conditions

  Colorado State Road Reports

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