Divide District Road Conditions

LAST UPDATED 9/26/2022

Emergency Closures:

1. 600 Pool Table Road is closed at Hanson's Mill. Access to Wheeler is by foot or horse only. The road is closed due to muddy and wet conditions.

Seasonal Road Conditions

Spring

Spring closures vary depending upon conditions but generally are in place from mid-March until early May. Spring closures 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 untill 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. 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  
333 Schrader Creek Open  
345 Del Norte Peak Open 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 Rough and rocky road.
360 Beaver Creek Open Million Reservoir is open. Passible to Beaver Reservoir in a passenger car.
361 Little Beaver Open  
380 Park Creek Open 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 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 Open Open through ski area. Access to Alberta Park Reservoir.
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 All wheel or 4x4 passible 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 Closed The bridge on Forest Road 513.1A (the main access to Continental Reservoir) is closed. Pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, and ATV/SXS traffic is allowed. Fishing opportunities nearby include Road Canyon and Rio Grande Reservoirs just to the south. Access from road 520 Browns Lake on the 515 road is also nearby.
514 Black Mountain Open  
515 Hermit Lakes Open  
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 Passenger car accessible to Lost Trail Trailhead. Beyond Lost Trail, high clearance and 4x4 required, expect some technical spots, deep ruts, and loose rocks. Except high waters at the Pole Creek crossing after rains and in spring.
521 House Canyon Open Provides access to Regan Lake.
522 Fern Creek Open  
523 Middle Creek Open Road ends at trailhead. Passible 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 Partially open Passible to Hanson's Mill in a passenger car. Road to Wheeler is CLOSED beyond Hanson's Mill. When open 4 wheel drive strongly recommended beyond Hanson's Mill due to deep ruts, rough and muddy sections.
600.3A   Open No access to Wheeler as the 600 road is closed.
601 Blue Park Open  
602 Blue Park Timber Open  
610 Alder Open  
614 Bear Open  
616 Shearing (Alpine North) Open  
617   Open  
630 Agua Ramon Open The upper sections are very rocky. The junction to Wheeler is gated seasonally.
640 Embargo Creek (Cathedral CG) Open Passible 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