Passes and Silverton Area Roads

Not all of these locations are on the San Juan National Forest. Contact following counties for more up-to-date information: 

  • San Juan County: (970) 387-5654
  • Ouray County: (970) 626-5391
  • San Miguel County: (970) 327-4835
  • Hinsdale County:  (970) 944-2225

Additional Information

  • 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.

As of June 15, 2021

Animas Forks - Open
Black Bear Pass - Closed
Bolam Pass - Open to possible downed tree (mid May)
California - Closed
Clear Lake - Closed due to Ice Fire
Cinnamon Pass -  Open
Corkscrew Pass - Open
County Road 110 - Open
County Road 2 - Open
Cunningham Gulch - Open
Engineer Pass - Open
Engineer Pass - (Lower end to 550) - Open 
Eureka Gulch -  Closed
Hurricane Pass - Closed
Imogene Pass - Closed
Kennebec Pass - Open to snow

La Plata Canyon (County Road 124) - Open to snow
Last Dollar - Open
Lobo Overlook - Closed, mud/snow
Maggie Gulch - Closed
Mineral Point -Closed
Minnehaha - Open
Minnie Gulch - Closed 
Ophir Pass - Open
Owl Creek Pass - Open

Picayune - Closed 
Placer - Closed
Poughkeepsie  - Closed for revegetation
Scotch Creek - Open; Incredibly rough road, suggest Roaring Fork as alternative
South Mineral Road  - Closed at gate just past Goldenhorn camping area due to Ice Fire
Stony Pass - Open to Pole Creek. Water is fast in Pole Creek. Use EXTREME caution.
Treasure Mountain Loop - Closed
Yankee Boy Basin -Open