Passes and Silverton Area Roads

There are many roads and passes within the San Juan Mountains that are not forest service roads and are not maintained by the San Juan National Forest. In order to find current conditions of these areas, please contact the county that is responsibly for these roads. 

La Plata County

  • 970-382-6413

Hinsdale County

  • (970) 944-2225

Ouray County

San Juan County

  • (970) 387-5654
  • Local Jeep / OHV Rental and Tour Companies

San Miguel County

 

Recreate Responsibly

  • 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!
  • THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL INSTANCES OF ROAD CLOSURE SIGNS AND BARRICADES BEING REMOVED OR DRIVEN AROUND. Anyone caught will be reported to the Sheriff's Department. Driving on closed roads can seriously damage the roadway, as well as put your vehicle at risk. Driving off trail seriously impaces the fragile tundra.

 

List of Popular County Passes / Roads

 

Animas Forks 

San Juan County

Black Bear Pass

San Juan / San Miguel / Ouray County

California

San Juan County

Clear Lake

San Juan County

Cinnamon Pass

San Juan / Hinsdale County

Corkscrew Pass

San Juan / Ouray County

County Rd 110

San Juan County

County Rd 2

San Juan County

Cunningham Gulch

San Juan County

Engineer Pass 

San Juan County

Enginner Pass (lower end to Hwy 550)

Ouray County

Eureka Gulch

San Juan County

Hurricane Pass

San Juan County

Imogene Pass

Ouray / San Miguel County

Kennebec Pass

La Plata County

Last Dollar

San Miguel County

Maggie Gulch

San Miguel County

Mineral Point

San Miguel County

Minnehaha 

San Miguel County

Minnie Gulch

San Miguel County

Ophir Pass

San Juan / San Miguel County

Owl Creek Pass

San Miguel County

Picayune

San Juan County

Placer

San Juan County

Poughkeepsie

San Juan County

Stony Pass

San Juan / Hinsdale County

Yankee Boy Basin

Ouray County