Pagosa Ranger District Seasonal Road Closures

Durango, CO., November 22, 2019 - The Pagosa Ranger District will be temporarily closing the following San Juan National Forest roads to wheeled motorized vehicles starting December 2nd.  All motorized trails on the Pagosa District close for the season December 1st.

Roads are closed seasonally to wheeled motorized vehicles to protect critical wildlife habitat and/or to prevent damage to road surfaces during freezing and thawing periods, even if snow levels are not very deep.  Visitors to the San Juan National Forest should be prepared to encounter closed gates on a number of forest roads across the Pagosa Ranger District starting December 2nd, unless resource and safety considerations warrant an earlier closure. 

See below for specific Forest Service road closure dates:

  • December 2nd
    • Blue Creek #012/Big Branch #664               
    • Snowball #646                                                           
    • Turkey Springs #629 Lower/Middle Gate    
    • Eight Mile Mesa #651                                               
    • Kenney Flats #006                                         
    • Valle Seco #653                                            
    • Burns Canyon #649 (2nd Gate)
  • December 16th
    • Castle Creek #660                                         
    • Lefthand Canyon #024                                  
    • Fawn Gulch Road #666                                 
    • Trail Ridge #639                                           
    • West Fork #648                                             
    • Williams Creek #640 (Gate after Boat Ramp)         
    • Nipple Mtn. #665 (Main Gate @ Mill Cr. Jct.)        
    • Devil Creek #627
  • December 23rd
    • First Fork #622
    • East Fork #667                                               
    • Fourmile #645                                               
    • Jackson Mountain #037                                
    • Snow Ranch #628                                          
    • Turkey Creek #647                                        
    • Turkey Springs #629 (Main Gate @ Piedra)
    • McManus #633 (at Plumtaw Intersection)    
    • Middle Fork #636 (Includes Toner)              
    • Plumtaw #634                                                
    • Burns Canyon #649 (Main/1st Gate)            
    • Jack’s Pasture #746
  • Jan. 6th
    • Blanco River #656
    • Devil Mountain #626
    • Mosca #631
    • Buckles Lake #663
    • Price Lakes #731

Please contact the Pagosa Ranger District to obtain the most up-to-date road information prior to heading out to the forest during the early winter season. 

Stop in, call the office at (970) 264-2268, or visit our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5262330 and follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SanJuanNF





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