Forest Road #630 (Ophir Pass Road) is an OHV route that provides a connection between U.S. Highway 550 north of Silverton, CO. to the historic mining town of Ophir. The road traverses over 11,814 foot Ophir Pass, offering alpine views of the upper Ophir Valley and neighboring peaks. It is generally an easy 4-wheel drive road, but is rated as moderate difficulty due to a narrow one-half mile section (on the Ophir side of the Pass) where it is difficult for two vehicles to pass each other. (downhill traffic should yield to uphill traffic on this section). This road is often driven in combination with either the Black Bear Pass Road or the Tomboy - Imogene (Imogene Pass) roads to form a long loop drive/ride.
At a Glance
Open to all motorized vehicles, however, recommended for high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles. Unlicensed OHV's are prohibited within the Town of Ophir and on Forest Road #630 from Ophir west to State Highway 145.
Silverton, CO and Ophir, CO
Directions: From Silverton, travel approximately 4.2 miles north on State Highway 550, turning left (west) on County Road 8 (signed as the Ophir Pass Road and Forest Road #679).