Columbine Ranger District Road Status

Contact: Columbine Ranger District  (970) 884-2512

Do not cause ruts or road damage and do not get stuck.  The Forest Service and the Counties do not rescue stranded vehicles.

As of June 1, 2021:

Updates to this page are made as soon as the Ranger Districts relay the information. If the date above seems old, it simply means there have been no changes in the road conditions since that date. Once there are changes, the page will be updated.

Check out our Motorized Vehicle Use Maps for details on seasonal dates and camping.

Please note: 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.

 

Road Name
FR Number
Status
 Open  
(Weather Dependent)
Close  
(Weather Dependent)
Andrews Lake
590
Snowy
 
 
Beaver Meadows 
Mile 2.6 - 9
Past Mile 9
 
135
135
 
Open
Open
 
5/1
6/1
 
12/31
11/30
Bedrock Creek*
792
Open to Snow
5/1
 
Boren Creek*
794
Open to Snow
5/1
 
Burnt Timber
595
Open
6/1
11/30
Cascade Divide
579
Open
TBD
11/14
Chattanooga 
820
Open
 
 
Columbus Basin*
498
Open to Snow
5/1
 
East Florida
596
Open
5/1
12/31
Endlich Mesa
597
Open
5/1
12/31
East Vallecito at Mile 1.5
603
Open
5/1
11/30
Elbert Creek
581
Open
5/11
11/11
First Notch
Mile 0.5 - 7.1
Past Mile 7.1
 
620
620
 
Open
Open
 
5/1
6/1
 
12/31
11/30
Fosset Gulch
613
Open
5/1
11/30
Haviland Lake / Chris Park
671/ 791
Open
5/1
11/30
Henderson Lake
081
Open
6/1
11/30
Hermosa Park
Mile 0.4 - 8.7
Mile 8.7-25.3 (Bolam Pass)
 
578
578
 
Open
Open
 
5/11
5/11
 
11/14
11/30
Hotel Draw
550
Open
TBD
11/30
Junction Creek
Mile 3.5 -10.9
Past 10.9
 
171
171
 
Open
Open
 
5/1
6/1
 
12/31
11/30
Lange Canyon
132
Open
5/1
11/30
La Plata Canyon County Rd*
124
Open to Snow
5/1
 
Lime Creek Rd*
591
Open to Snow
 
 
Little Molas Lake
 
Open
6/1
11/30
Lower Hermosa 
576
Open
5/1
12/31
Middle Mountain
724
Open
6/1
11/30
Missionary Ridge past Mile 5.7
682
Open
6/1
11/30
Mitchell Lakes*
740
Open
 
 
Ophir Pass
679
Open
 
 
Pine River*
602
Open
 
 
Red Rim
076
Open
6/1
11/30
Relay Creek
580
Open
5/11
11/14
Relay Station
743
Open
5/1
11/30
South Mineral Creek*
585
 
 
Sauls Creek
608
Open
5/1
11/30
Spring Creek
537
Open
5/1
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.

 

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.





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