Divide District Road Conditions

LAST UPDATED 8/30/2023

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Seasonal Road Conditions


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.


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.


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


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. 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 Open  
28 Rock Creek Open  
264 Dry Creek Open  
265.1A Archery Open Access road to Archery Range and Nordic Club trails.
267 Bonafacio Open  
268 Gulch access Open  
269 Nicomodes Open  
270 Limekiln Open  
327 Cedar Springs Open  
329 East Fork Pinos Open  
330 Summitville Open 4x4 recommended.
331 West Fork Pinos Open  
332 West Pinos Open Open to 360 and County Road 14.
333 Schrader Creek Open  
345 Del Norte Peak Open Summer: Usually accessible by passenger car to Shady Trailhead, rough road beyond the trailhead, 4x4 recommended.
350 Willow Creek Open  
350.2B Willow Park Open  
359 Cross Creek Open Current: Rough and rocky road- OHV recommended.
360 Beaver Creek Open Open to Poague Lake. Summer: Million Reservoir is open. Passable to Beaver Reservoir in a passenger car.
361 Little Beaver Open  
380 Park Creek Open Open to Summitville. Summer: Rough but usually passible in a passenger car to Summitville.
381 Fox Mountain Open  
388 Bonito Open Rough, rocky, and narrow road.
390 Pass Creek Open 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 Open Rough road but usually passible in passenger car.
410 Big Meadows Open  
430 Lake Fork Open  
433 Decker Creek (Metroz Lake) Open Very rocky, high clearance 4x4 road. Metroz Lake is private with no public access.
502 East Willow (Creede) Open  
502.1A East Willow (Phoenix Park) Open Very rock, high clearance 4x4 road best traveled by Off Highway Vehicles.
503 West Willow Open Higher elevations still barricaded due to snowpack. 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 Open Narrow, rough and rocky. Please stay on the road.
505.1A Oso Creek Open Vehicle width restricted to 48" past Oso Creek.
506 Bear Town Open There may be snow and mud in early season. The rough road requires 4x4 and high clearance.
507 Miners Creek Open  
508 Shallow Creek Open  
509 Santa Maria/Seepage Open  
510 North Clear Creek Open  
513 Rito Hondo Open  
513.1A Continental Reservoir Open  
514 Black Mountain Open  
515 Hermit Lakes Open Winter: Plowed by private
516 Mason Creek Open  
518 Carson Open Deep ruts, loose rocks, steep, and technical road.
518.1A Carson Open  
518.1B Heart Lake Open  
520 Rio Grande Reservoir Open 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 Open Provides access to Regan Lake.


Fern Creek


523 Middle Creek Open Road ends at trailhead. Passable in passenger car to Love Lake, beyond 4x4 needed.
524 Copper Creek Open Provides ccess to Copper Creek Falls.
525 Gold Bar Open  
526 Red Mountain Creek Open Provides access to Ivy Creek Trailhead.
527 Ivy Creek Open  
528 Lime Creek Open  
532 Bristol Head Open Last mile is very rough.
532.2A Crystal Open Very rough road.
533 Sawmill Canyon Open Access to Stage Station Flats and Lost Lakes (private)
547 Jarosa Mesa Open  
600 Pool Table Open Current: Summer: Road to Wheeler reopened on August 29, 2023. Passable to Hanson's Mill in a passenger car. 4 wheel drive strongly recommended beyond Hanson's Mill due to deep ruts, rough and muddy sections.
600.3A   Open  
601 Blue Park Open  
602 Blue Park Timber Open  
610 Alder Open Road is damaged.  4 wheel drive and high clearance strongly recommended. Passenger cars are NOT recommended.
614 Bear Open  
616 Shearing (Alpine North) Open  
617   Open  
630 Agua Ramon Open Road is damaged.  4 wheel drive and high clearance strongly recommended. Passenger cars are NOT recommended. The upper sections are very rocky. The junction to Wheeler is gated seasonally.
640 Embargo Creek (Cathedral CG) Open Passable in a passenger car.
644 Seitz Open Road 655 is impassable due to a washout near the junction with 655.
646 Old Woman Creek Open  
650 Baughman Creek/Groundhog Open  
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 Open