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 Oct 22, 2021

Animas Forks - Open
Black Bear Pass - Closed due to snow
Bolam Pass - Open; possibe snow
California - Closed due to snow
Clear Lake - Snowy
Cinnamon Pass -  Closed due to snow
Corkscrew Pass - Closed due to snow
County Road 110 - Open
County Road 2 - Open
Cunningham Gulch - Open
 
Engineer Pass - Closed due to snow
Engineer Pass - (Lower end to 550) - Open
Eureka Gulch -  Closed
Hurricane Pass - Closed due to snow
Imogene Pass - Open
Kennebec Pass - Open; possible snowy

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

Picayune - Open
Placer - Open
Poughkeepsie  - Open
Scotch Creek - Open; Incredibly rough road, suggest Roaring Fork as alternative
South Mineral Road  - Open
Stony Pass - Closed due to snow
Treasure Mountain Loop - Open
Yankee Boy Basin -Open




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