Columbine Ranger District Road Status

Contact: Columbine Ranger District  (970) 884-2512

Any road can be blocked by downed trees or snow at any time. Do not cause ruts or road damage and do not get stuck. You can be ticketed for road damage.  The Forest Service and the Counties do not rescue stranded vehicles.

As of June 14, 2022

Updates to this page are made as soon as the Ranger Districts relay the information. Check out our Motorized Vehicle Use Maps for more details on seasonal dates for roads and camping.

Road Name

FR Number

 Open  
(Weather Dependent)

Close  
(Weather Dependent)

Special Conditions

Andrews Lake

590

6/1

11/30

 

Beaver Meadows: Mile 2.6 - 9

135

4/29/22

12/31

 

Beaver Meadows: Past Mile 9

135

6/1

11/30

 

Bedrock Creek*

792

4/29/22

12/15

 

Boren Creek*

794

4/29/22

12/15

 

Burnt Timber

595

6/1

11/30

 

Cascade Divide

579

TBD

11/14

 

Chattanooga 

820

 

 

 

Clear Lake*

815

 

 

 

Columbus Basin*

498

4/29/22

 

 

East Florida

596

4/29/22

12/31

 

Endlich Mesa

597

4/29/22

12/31

 

East Vallecito at Mile 1.5

603

4/29/22

11/30

 

Elbert Creek

581

5/11

11/11

 

First Notch: Mile 0.5 - 7.1

620

4/29/22

12/31

 

First Notch: Past Mile 7.1

620

6/1

11/30

 

Fosset Gulch

613

4/29/22

11/30

 

Haviland Lake / Chris Park

671/ 791

4/29/22

11/30

 

Henderson Lake

081

6/1

11/30

 

Hermosa Park: Mile 0.4 - 8.7

578

open

11/14

 

Hermosa Park: Mile 8.7-25.3 (Bolam Pass)

578

open

11/30

 

Hotel Draw

550

TBD

11/30

 

Junction Creek: Mile 3.5 -10.9

171

4/29/22

12/27

 

Junction Creek: Past 10.9

171

6/1

22/30

 

Lange Canyon

132

4/29/22

11/30

 

La Plata Canyon County Rd**

124

4/29/22

12/15

 

Lime Creek Rd*

591

 

 

 

Little Molas Lake

 

6/1

11/30

 

Lower Hermosa 

576

4/29/22

12/31

 

Middle Mountain

724

6/1

11/30

 

Missionary Ridge past Mile 5.7

682

6/1

11/30

 

Mitchell Lakes*

740

 

 

Dry

Ophir Pass

679

 

 

Open

Pine River*

602

 

 

Dry

Red Rim

076

6/1

11/30

 

Relay Creek

580

5/11

11/14

 

Relay Station

743

4/29/22

11/30

 

South Mineral Creek* 

585

 

 

 

Sauls Creek

608

4/29/22

11/30

 

Spring Creek

537

4/29/22

12/25

 

* These forest roads are not gated; therefore are not regularly monitored. Please call (970) 884-2512 for the most up-to-date information.

** Winter access on La Plata Canyon Road, CR 124 has changed. La Plata County installed a gate at the cattle guard and will be closed each December through May. All forms of recreation are still welcome - snowmobiles, skiers, fat tire bikes, snowshoeing etc.

 

Camping Information: Camping is allowed in most places on the Forest. Please note on the Columbine Ranger District, La Plata Canyon and South Mineral Creek allow camping in designated sites only, and camping is not permitted along the Junction Creek Road the first 8.5 miles. Please use existing campsites along Forest Service roads, but do not travel farther than 300 feet from these roads to access the sites. In South Mineral Creek, no motor vehicles are allowed off South Mineral Road (FDR 585) or Clear Creek Road (FDR 815) to access camping sites.