Passes and Silverton Area Roads

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 June 3, 2020

*Currently, no backcountry passes are open. 

  • San Juan County:  Check with the Silverton Chamber to get up-to-date restirctios (970) 387-5654.
  • Ouray County: Hopes to have all all roads open by 4th of July
  • San Miguel County: All roads are closed and no work to open passes has begun
  • Hinsdale County

Additional Information:

  • Not all of these locations are on the San Juan National Forest.
  • 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.


Animas Forks - Open
Black Bear Pass - Closed
Bolam Pass - Closed
California - Closed
Clear Lake - Closed 
Cinnamon Pass -  Open
Corkscrew Pass - Open
County Road 110 - Open
County Road 2 - Open
Cunningham Gulch - Open to about a mile past Stony Pass
Divide Road 564 - Closed
Engineer Pass - Open to Lake City
Engineer Pass - (Lower end to 550) - Closed
Eureka Gulch -  Closed   
Hurricane Pass - Open to top
Imogene Pass - Closed 
Kennebec Pass - Open to snow

La Plata Canyon (County Road 124) - Open to snow
Last Dollar - Winer Conditions
Lobo Overlook - Closed
Maggie Gulch - Open to Snow
Mineral Point -Closed
Minnehaha - Open 
Minnie Gulch - Open to Snow
Ophir Pass - Open
Owl Creek Pass - Partially open, but still plenty of snow. Gates open 

Picayune - Open
Placer - Open to Snow
Poughkeepsie  - Closed Indefinitely 
Scotch Creek - Closed
South Mineral Road  - Open
Stony Pass - Closed
Treasure Mountain Loop - Open
Yankee Boy Basin - Open to the outhouses