Columbine Ranger District Road Status

Contact: Columbine Ranger District  (970) 884-2512

Updates to this page are made as soon as the Ranger Districts 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 Sept 3, 2019:

Forest Service Roads may open late due to excessive snow conditions.  We will try to keep this page up to date as soon as information is available.

Do not cause ruts or road damage and do not get stuck.  The Forest Service and the Counties do not rescue stranded vehicles.

Camping is allowed in most places on the Forest. Please note on the Columbine Ranger District, La Plata Canyon and South Mineral Creek allow camping in designated sites only, and camping is not permitted along the Junction Creek Road the first 8.5 miles. Please use existing campsites along Forest Service roads, but do not travel farther than 300 feet from these roads to access the sites. In South Mineral Creek, no motor vehicles are allowed off South Mineral Road (FDR 585) or Clear Creek Road (FDR 815) to access camping sites.

Andrews Lake - OPEN
Beaver Meadows Road - #135 - OPEN
Bedrock Creek - #792- OPEN
Boren Creek - #794 - OPEN
Burnt Timber Road - #595 - OPEN

Cascade Divide Road - #579 - Open to mile marker 7  
Chattanooga Road - #820 - CLOSED due to avalanche snow/debris at creek crossing
Columbus Basin - #498 - OPEN
East Florida Road (Endlich Mesa Rd) - #597 - OPEN
East Vallecito Road - #603 - OPEN
Elbert Creek – #581 - OPEN

First Notch Road - #620 - OPEN
Fosset Gulch - #613 - OPEN
Henderson Lake - # 081 OPEN
Hermosa Park Rd (Bolam Pass) - #578 - OPEN
Hotel Draw Road - #550 - OPEN
Junction Creek Road - #171 - OPEN - Caution - narrow at road slump, but passable

Lange Canyon - #132 - OPEN
La Plata Canyon (County Road 124) - OPEN
Lime Creek Road - #591 - OPEN
Little Molas Lake - OPEN

Lower Hermosa Road - #576 - OPEN
Middle Mountain Road - #724 - OPEN
Missionary Ridge Road - #682 - OPEN  
Mitchell Lakes Road - #740 - OPEN
Neptune Road - #797 - OPEN

Ophir Pass Road - #679 - OPEN 
Pine River Road – #602 – OPEN
Red Rim Road - #076 – Closed by snow
Relay Creek - #580 - #580 - OPEN
Relay Station - #743 - OPEN

South Mineral Road - #585 - OPEN 
Sauls Creek - #608 - OPEN
Spring Creek - #537 - OPEN





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