Passes and Silverton Area Roads

Contact: Not all of these locations are on the San Juan National Forest. The number for the Silverton Chamber is (970) 387-5654.

Updates to this page are made as soon as the local contacts 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. 

As of Aug 19, 2019

Most roads will probably open later than usual this year due to excessive snow and avalanches.  We will try to keep up with changes on this site as soon as we hear reliable 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 CLOSED SIGNS AND BARRICADES BEING REMOVED OR DRIVEN AROUND. Anyone caught will be reported to the Sherrif's Department. Driving on closed roads can seriously damage the roadway, as well as put your vehicle at risk. Driving off trail to go around a sign seriously impacts the fragile tundra. DO NOT GO around these signs/barricades/equipment blocking the roadways.
Animas Forks - OPEN! (1 lane through avalanche on CR 2)
Black Bear Pass - OPEN
Bolam Pass - OPEN from west side (Barlow creek); OPEN from east side (info from a member of the public rather than official crew)
California - OPEN
Clear Lake -OPEN 
Cinnamon Pass -  OPEN, possible single lane and possible delays
Corkscrew Pass - OPEN
County Road 110 - OPEN
County Road 2 - OPEN approx. 1 mile past Eureka FLOODING is an issue, so currently down to single lane
Cunningham Gulch - OPEN (avalanche has been cleared)

Divide Road 564 - Closed by snow
Engineer Pass - OPEN (Lake City to Animas Forks)
Engineer Pass - OPEN (Lower end to 550)
Eureka Gulch -  OPEN to snow, could be hard to turn around   
Hurricane Pass - OPEN
Imogene Pass - OPEN 
Kennebec Pass - OPEN
La Plata Canyon (County Road 124) - OPEN
Last Dollar - OPEN
Lobo Overlook - OPEN
Maggie Gulch - OPEN to snow, could be hard to turn around
Mineral Point -OPEN
Minnehaha - Closed by snow
Minnie Gulch - OPEN to snow, could be hard to turn around  
Ophir Pass - OPEN 
Owl Creek Pass -OPEN, check with Uncompahgre National Forest for more info

Picayune - OPEN
Placer - OPEN (be careful, crews are still working, narrow near slide)
Poughkeepsie  - Closed by snow
Scotch Creek - OPEN
South Mineral Road  - OPEN
Stony Pass - OPEN, Pole Creek crossing at your own risk
Treasure Mountain Loop - OPEN (be careful, crews are still working, narrow near slide)
Yankee Boy Basin - OPEN