Divide District Road Conditions

Spring closures currently in effect.

Last Updated April 2, 2024 by KD.

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Seasonal Road Conditions

Spring

Spring closures vary depending upon conditions but generally are in place from mid-March until early May. Gated and closed protect soft road beds from damage and also help protect big game during late winter and early spring. Unless otherwise posted, all roads are open to non-motorized use. When roads begin to open be prepared to still turn around if you encounter patches of snow, ice, mud, or soft roads.

Summer

Forest roads are generally all open by the end of June unless they are closed due to a special order. Monsoons can bring heavy rains and flooding. Look ahead at the weather before you plan your trip. If there are many heavy rain events roads may be in worse condition or even washed out.

Fall

Roads will be accessible until snow falls. Snow can fall as early as September or not until December; please plan accordingly. 

Winter

Most forest roads are closed or inaccessible due to snow. Roads may still be listed as open but a portion or the whole road may not be accessible by wheeled vehicle due to winter conditions. Other roads are groomed for snowmobile and cross country skiing and are closed to wheeled traffic. A few roads are plowed by the county to provide access to reservoirs including Road Canyon Reservior and Beaver Creek Reservoir. 

The table below lists the majority of roads on the Divide District. For information on a road not listed below, please contact the district office. In general, most roads are open by May 15 and are closed by snow by the end of December.

Divide District Road Conditions
Road Number Road Name Status Comments
14 Pinos Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
28 Rock Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
264 Dry Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
265.1A Archery Closed Access road to Archery Range and Nordic Club trails. Road is closed to wheeled traffic. Vehicles with tracks or skis are still permitted.
267 Bonafacio Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
268 Gulch access Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
269 Nicomodes Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
270 Limekiln Closed

Seasonal closure in effect.

327 Cedar Springs Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
329 East Fork Pinos Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
330 Summitville Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Summer: 4x4 recommended.
331 West Fork Pinos Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
332 West Pinos Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
333 Schrader Creek Closed

Seasonal closures in effect.

345 Del Norte Peak Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Summer: Usually accessible by passenger car to Shady Trailhead, rough road beyond the trailhead, 4x4 recommended.
350 Willow Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
350.2B Willow Park Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
359 Cross Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Current: Rough and rocky road- OHV recommended.
360 Beaver Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
361 Little Beaver Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
380 Park Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Summer: Rough but usually passable in a passenger car to Summitville
381 Fox Mountain Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
388 Bonito Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Rough, rocky, and narrow road.
390 Pass Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Summer: Provides access to Tucker Ponds and Tucker Ponds Campground. Accessible to Tucker Ponds in a passenger car, beyond a 4x4 vehicle is recommended.
391 Alberta Park Closed Closed after ski area parking lot for construction. Access to Alberta Park Reservoir. Alberta Reservoir is drained.
402 Lobo Overlook Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Rough road but usually passible in passenger car.
410 Big Meadows Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
430 Lake Fork Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
433 Decker Creek (Metroz Lake) Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Very rocky, high clearance 4x4 road. Metroz Lake is private with no public access.
502 East Willow (Creede) Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
502.1A East Willow (Phoenix Park) Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Very rocky, high clearance 4x4 road best traveled by Off Highway Vehicles.
503 West Willow Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Summer: All wheel or 4x4 passable from Creede to Equity Mine (part of the Bachelor Loop. Beyond Equity Mine, high clearance and 4x4 highly recommended. 
503.1A West Willow Open  
504 Bachelor Open All wheel drive or 4x4 recommended for the Bachelor Loop due to steep sections and loose gravel.
505 Rat Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Narrow, rough and rocky. Please stay on the road.
505.1A Oso Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Vehicle width restricted to 48" past Oso Creek.
506 Bear Town Closed Seasonal closure in effect. There may be snow and mud in early season. The rough road requires 4x4 and high clearance.
507 Miners Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
508 Shallow Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
509 Santa Maria/Seepage Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
510 North Clear Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. 
513 Rito Hondo Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
513.1A Continental Reservoir Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
514 Black Mountain Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
515 Hermit Lakes Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Winter: Plowed by private
516 Mason Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
518 Carson Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Deep ruts, loose rocks, steep, and technical road.
518.1A Carson Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
518.1B Heart Lake Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
520 Rio Grande Reservoir Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Gated after Road Canyon Reservoir. General information: Winter: Plowed to Road Canyon Reservoir by the County. Summer: Passenger car accessible to Lost Trail Trailhead. Beyond Lost Trail, high clearance and 4x4 required, expect some technical spots, deep ruts, and loose rocks. Expect high waters at the Pole Creek crossing after rains and in spring.
521 House Canyon Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Provides access to Regan Lake.

522

Fern Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
523 Middle Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Summer: Road ends at trailhead. Passable in passenger car to Love Lake, beyond 4x4 needed.
524 Copper Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Provides access to Copper Creek Falls.
525 Gold Bar Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
526 Red Mountain Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Gated at 526 turnoff near Spar City.  Provides access to Ivy Creek Trailhead.
527 Ivy Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
528 Lime Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
532 Bristol Head Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Last mile is very rough.
532.2A Crystal Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Very rough road.
533 Sawmill Canyon Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Access to Stage Station Flats and Lost Lakes (private)
547 Jarosa Mesa Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
600 Pool Table Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
600.3A   Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
601 Blue Park Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
602 Blue Park Timber Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
610 Alder Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Summer: Road is damaged.  4 wheel drive and high clearance strongly recommended. Passenger cars are NOT recommended.
614 Bear Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
616 Shearing (Alpine North) Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
617   Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
630 Agua Ramon Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
640 Embargo Creek (Cathedral CG) Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
644 Seitz Closed Seasonal closure in effect. Road 655 is impassable due to a washout near the junction with 655.
646 Old Woman Creek Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
650 Baughman Creek/Groundhog Closed Seasonal closure in effect.
659 La Ventana (Natural Arch Access) Open Provides access to the Natural Arch.
660 Connection from Old Woman Creek Rd to County Rd 33/38A Open Provides access to road 659 and the Natural Arch.
670 La Garita Closed Seasonal closure in effect.