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Tomboy Road - Imogene Road #869

This off-highway vehicle route links the Colorado towns of Telluride and Ouray on a challenging road that traverses over the 13,114-foot Imogene Pass. From Telluride, Co visitors will have breathtaking views of Bridal Veil and Ingram Falls as they climb the narrow road. At approximately 4.5 miles, the road enters Savage Basin and continues through the privately-owned Tomboy Townsite. Remnants from this historic mining town can be seen from the road (Please respect private land by not trespassing on the Tomboy Townsite property). There is ample room to park at Imogene Pass where there are many photo opportunities of the surrounding high alpine terrain. The road then descends into beautiful Imogene Basin, passing through the upper Camp BiRoad Mine site and traversing past a spectacular waterfall before connecting to the Camp BiRoad Road (County Road 361). High clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended.

At a Glance

Open Season: July
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Open to all motorized vehicles, however, strongly recommended for high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles. Per San Miguel County regulations, unlicensed off-highway vehicles (includes most ATV's) are prohibited on the first 2.5 mile segment of this road from the Town of Telluride to the road's intersection with Marshall Creek. Unlicensed OHV's originating from the Ouray side of Imogene Pass must turn around once they reach Marshall Creek (Look for the San Miguel County signs posted on the Tomboy Road).
Closest Towns: Telluride, CO and Ouray, Co
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Telluride's main street (Colorado Avenue), turn north onto Aspen Street and proceed one block. Turn right (east) onto Columbia Avenue and proceed one block. Turn left (north) onto Oak Street and proceed to the end of the street. Turn right (east) onto the dirt Tomboy Road.



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  Area/Length : 
18 miles from Ouray to Telluride

  Elevation : 
8800 feet from Telluride - 13114 feet