Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado
Trail Reviews: 43700 points
Questions Answered: 5250 points
Off-Road Experience:
6+ years
Off-Road Style:
Rock Crawling
My Garage:
  • (5" lift, 40"+ tires)
  • 2016 Ram 1500 (Stock lift, 32" tires)
Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.

My Garage (2)

Lift Size: 5"
Tire Size: 40"+
2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (LJ) Genright Aluminum Front Hiline fenders Genright Aluminum Rear Corner Armer Genright Mini boatside rock sliders Poison Spyder full cage Front custom bumper built by The Flop Shop Genright rear bumper Front axle is a custom 609 - Spidertrax 9'' center section with D60 outters, running a Yukon Grizzly locker, Yukon Hardcore locking hubs, and chromolly shafts. Rear axle is also a custom 609 - Trailgear 9" center, d60 shafts, Yuko Zip Locker. 40" Mickey Thompson Baja Boss tires 17'' ATX slab beadlocks Custom long arm lift with 14" ORI struts

2016 Ram 1500

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 32"

My Trail Reviews (199)

(within last 6 months)
Panorama Peak (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect.
Pierson Park North (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect.
Solitude Creek (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect.
Johnny Park Road (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect.
Button Rock (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect.
Miller Rock (12/04/2020)
As of Dec 4th, the Calwood Fire closure has been lifted and thus this trail is open again. https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Switzerland Trail (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted and the trail is back open.
Pearl Beaver Road (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect. The dates at the top of this guide are incorrect. Seasonal dates are 6/15-11/30 for being open.
Pennsylvania Gulch (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted and the trail is back open.
Acme Creek Road (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect.
Sugarloaf Mountain (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted and the trail is back open.
Cherokee Park Road (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted. Trail is back open for use.
Kelly Flats (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect.
Pierson Park South (12/04/2020)
Fire closure has been lifted, but the seasonal closure is now in effect.
Pole Hill (11/30/2020)
This trail is now outside of the Cameron Peak fire closure and was open for the last few weeks. However, the seasonal closure starts on Dec 1st.
Georgia Pass (11/22/2020)
Considering tomorrow that the north side of the trail will close for the season, I think it's safe to say the pass is impassable. However, today we were able to make it to the summit from the south side out of Jefferson. The trail had some very hard packed snow, but not a lot of it. We didn't attempt to go down the north side because it had deeper sugar snow and we didn't want to mess with that today.
Topaz Mountain/Wallace Gulch (11/22/2020)
Ran the trail in reverse today. Between waypoint 12 and 7, it is pretty tight in there and only going to get worse over the years as a ton of new trees line both sides of the road bed. The old truck isn't there anymore, so it must have been pulled out. As for current conditions, the trail was mostly snow packed with a few icy sections. It has been very tracked out since the last snow storm, and it doesn't appears any large storms have hit the area yet. Not more than 6"-8" of snow anywhere on the ground. Nice trail.
Lost Park Road (11/22/2020)
Trail was clear the whole way. It was very dry with mostly dirt showing and only a few stretches of packed snow. This road is EXTREMELY wash boardy. It will rattle your teeth out if you aren't aired down. Trail was packed today with a bunch of people getting Christmas trees.
T-33 Plane Crash (11/19/2020)
The fire ban closure has been lifted and the seasonal gate is still currently open. The forest service told me on the 16th that it was open and did not give me an ETA for closure. I ran Bunce School Road on wednesday, the 18th and can confirm the gates are still open. Not much snow or ice along Bunce, probably the reason the seasonal gate is still open, but right at the start of Park Creek, the trail that feeds into t33, there was a small amount of snow since it's very shady there. Not sure how many more weekend that gate will remain open, even if we don't get snow, so probably call Boulder Ranger District before heading out.
Bunce School Road (11/18/2020)
The seasonal gate is still currently open. The forest service told me on the 16th that it was open and did not give me an ETA for closure. I ran the trail on a wednesday, mid week, and it was still busy with rental OHVs. Not much snow or ice along the trail, probably the reason the seasonal gate is still open.
Park Creek (11/18/2020)
The seasonal gate is still currently open. The forest service told me on the 16th that it was open and did not give me an ETA for closure. I ran Bunce School Road on wednesday, the 18th and can confirm the gates are still open. Not much snow or ice along Bunce, probably the reason the seasonal gate is still open, but right at the start of Park Creek there was a small amount of snow since it's very shady there.
Caribou Creek (North) (11/18/2020)
Ran the trail and re-mapped the entire thing south to north. Trail was surprisingly dry for this time of year and in good shape. There was a vehicle I quickly came across that had blown a rear tire. He did not have any tools so I helped him change the tire and he turned around and headed back out. After that I was the only other vehicle along the route. The mud holes were frozen solid but were still very deep. The creek crossing had a lot of ice, but was not deep with water at all. The gates were still open on 11/23 per the forest service, so I assume they will remain open through the end of the month.
Beaver Creek (11/12/2020)
Not under any forest closure. Open until seasonal closure takes effect. May be impassable due to snow.
Cascade Creek (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Aqueduct Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Bill Moore Lake (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Beaver Creek (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Big Meadows (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Bill Moore To Mill Creek Cut Off (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Bunce School Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Caribou Creek (North) (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Columbine Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Grizzly Gulch Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Ironclads (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Mad Creek (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Mill Creek (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Rollins Pass West (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Spring Creek (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Miller Creek (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Stevens Gulch Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
The Chutes (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Winiger Ridge (Gross Reservoir) (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Oh-My-God Road (Virginia Canyon) (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
South Spring Gulch (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Ute Creek Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Saxon Mountain (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Trail Creek Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Devil's Canyon (11/10/2020)
Emailed the FS today asking about this road. It is back open for now. It was closed due to stage 3 fire restrictions. Those restrictions have been lifted and the gates reopened until 12/16 when the seasonal closure begins.
Red Elephant Hill (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Bard Creek (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Democrat Mountain (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Miners Gulch (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Freeman Gulch Cutoff aka Miners Ridge (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Mosquito Creek Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Yankee Mosquito (Kingston Peak Cutoff) (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Rainbow Road (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow, including this one.
Chinns Lake (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow, including this one.
Yankee Hill to Central City (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Yankee Hill - The Actual Hill (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow, including this trail.
Washoe Gulch (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Cumberland Gulch (11/10/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Rock Creek (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Meadow Creek Road (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Little Muddy Creek (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Keyser Creek (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Jones Pass (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Cook Creek Rim (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Griffin Mountain and Woodchuck Spur (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Rocky Point (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Park Creek (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Camway Trail (11/09/2020)
As a result of the East Troublesome Fire, Forest Order MBRNF-PRD-2020-290 and ARP-SRD-2020-10 have temporarily closed this trail. Find details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558
NFSR 814.1 (11/09/2020)
As a result of the East Troublesome Fire, Forest Order MBRNF-PRD-2020-290 and ARP-SRD-2020-10 have temporarily closed this trail. Find details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558
Little Gravel Spur (11/09/2020)
As a result of the East Troublesome Fire, Forest Order MBRNF-PRD-2020-290 and ARP-SRD-2020-10 have temporarily closed this trail. Find details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558
Gravel Mountain (11/09/2020)
As a result of the East Troublesome Fire, Forest Order MBRNF-PRD-2020-290 and ARP-SRD-2020-10 have temporarily closed this trail. Find details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558
Stillwater Pass (11/09/2020)
As a result of the East Troublesome Fire, Forest Order MBRNF-PRD-2020-290 and ARP-SRD-2020-10 have temporarily closed this trail. Find details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558
NFSR 815.1 (11/09/2020)
As a result of the East Troublesome Fire, Forest Order MBRNF-PRD-2020-290 and ARP-SRD-2020-10 have temporarily closed this trail. Find details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558
Woods Creek Road (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Miller Rock (11/09/2020)
Currently still closed due to fire. Find details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558
Silver Creek (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Keyser Ridge (11/09/2020)
Trail is still closed due to fire activity. Find details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558
Byers Peak (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Lake Evelyn (11/09/2020)
Stage 3 fire restrictions have been lifted as of 6am, 11/10/20. The forest is no longer fully closed. Areas within fire perimeters remain closed. See closure maps here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD844558 Expect winter conditions on trails. Some trails may be impassable due to snow.
Gypsum Creek Road (11/07/2020)
I have read conflicting information regarding the fishing at LEDE Reservoir. Some sources say the fishing is good, others say there are no fish at all. I didn't throw a line in, so I can't speak to that part, but the plethora of camping options along this road were really nice. Seeings that I visited on a fall day, deep into hunting season, there were not any weekend campers around, but I expect this area can get pretty busy seeing how close to town it is and how easily accessable it is as well. It offers some great views, even on a clowdy day.
Silver Basin (10/29/2020)
Recent snowstorms have rendered the trail impassable. It's unlikely the trail will melt out again this year.
Bear Town aka Kite Lake (10/29/2020)
This trail is not seasonally closed until 3/15. Although it might be impassable, the seasonal closure is only a couple of months long, in the spring. This information can be found on the Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District MVUM.
Stony Pass (10/29/2020)
This trail is not seasonally closed until 3/15. Although it might be impassable, the seasonal closure is only a couple of months long, in the spring. This information can be found on the Rio Grande National Forest, Divide Ranger District MVUM. The San Juan National Forest side of the pass does not have a seasonal designation and is opened via dozer when conditions allow.
Griffin Mountain and Woodchuck Spur (10/28/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Rock Creek (10/28/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
North Soda (10/24/2020)
This trail doesn't offer any obstacles, nor is it the most exciting drive, but the cabin at the end is really cool and there are a lot of good camping options along this road. If you are looking to "get away from it all" but still be close to town, this is a great option for that. We only saw one ATV the entire time we were on the trail, on a gorgeous fall Saturday.
Coal Canyon (10/24/2020)
Driving through the wash at the beginning reminds you a lot of 21 road, minus all the boulders. The climb up out of the canyon to reach the overlooks at the bookcliffs is surprisingly steep! Put the vehicle in low range and you should have no problems. If it's wet, I can see this being a slick descent from the top. The view from the top is so incredibly awesome! Well worth the drive.
Corcoran Wash/Dry Creek (10/24/2020)
Super easy dirt drive with a couple of cool stops along the way. Only a few campsites, none of which provide any shade. The hoodoos are really cool to see. Passed by a TON of gas/oil pads. The damage from the Pine Gulch fire is pretty crazy to see. Glad to see the road system was used as a good fire break. A great example of why roads should remain open for public use so that they can be used for solid fire breaks in the future.
Monument Rocks (10/24/2020)
Awesome trail, and a perfect time of year to run it. Man it sure was dusty, but the weather was not too hot. It was cold first thing in the morning but warmed up nicely. There are a lot of great camping spots along this road and some really cool views too. I wasn't sure what to expect besides some dirt road blasting, but there are a lot of things that make you want to slow down and take in the scenery.
Ophir Pass (10/23/2020)
Trail is currently open all the way through again with only the lands south of the road closed due to the fire.
Beaver Creek (10/22/2020)
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests have closed many areas of the forest due to active fires, extreme fire behavior, and extreme fire danger. This trail is within that closure until it is rescinded. Forest Order can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD832601&fbclid=IwAR1lBbj1v4CRBNwZ3rv0j-so-xUccxc-GbmFj7JSq-HBAzvYt0FJHsWRWaY
Aqueduct Road (10/22/2020)
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests have closed many areas of the forest due to active fires, extreme fire behavior, and extreme fire danger. This trail is within that closure until it is rescinded. Forest Order can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD832601&fbclid=IwAR1lBbj1v4CRBNwZ3rv0j-so-xUccxc-GbmFj7JSq-HBAzvYt0FJHsWRWaY
Big Meadows (10/22/2020)
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests have closed many areas of the forest due to active fires, extreme fire behavior, and extreme fire danger. This trail is within that closure until it is rescinded. Forest Order can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD832601&fbclid=IwAR1lBbj1v4CRBNwZ3rv0j-so-xUccxc-GbmFj7JSq-HBAzvYt0FJHsWRWaY
Rollins Pass West (10/22/2020)
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests have closed many areas of the forest due to active fires, extreme fire behavior, and extreme fire danger. This trail is within that closure until it is rescinded. Forest Order can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD832601&fbclid=IwAR1lBbj1v4CRBNwZ3rv0j-so-xUccxc-GbmFj7JSq-HBAzvYt0FJHsWRWaY
Blue Ridge (Williams Peak) (10/22/2020)
Trail is again closed due to a Forest Closure due to extreme fire behavior and fire danger. Forest Order can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD832601&fbclid=IwAR1lBbj1v4CRBNwZ3rv0j-so-xUccxc-GbmFj7JSq-HBAzvYt0FJHsWRWaY
Little Muddy Creek (10/22/2020)
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests have closed many areas of the forest due to active fires, extreme fire behavior, and extreme fire danger. This trail is within that closure until it is rescinded. Forest Order can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD832601&fbclid=IwAR1lBbj1v4CRBNwZ3rv0j-so-xUccxc-GbmFj7JSq-HBAzvYt0FJHsWRWaY
Meadow Creek Road (10/22/2020)
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests have closed many areas of the forest due to active fires, extreme fire behavior, and extreme fire danger. This trail is within that closure until it is rescinded. Forest Order can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD832601&fbclid=IwAR1lBbj1v4CRBNwZ3rv0j-so-xUccxc-GbmFj7JSq-HBAzvYt0FJHsWRWaY
Woods Creek Road (10/22/2020)
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests have closed many areas of the forest due to active fires, extreme fire behavior, and extreme fire danger. This trail is within that closure until it is rescinded. Forest Order can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD832601&fbclid=IwAR1lBbj1v4CRBNwZ3rv0j-so-xUccxc-GbmFj7JSq-HBAzvYt0FJHsWRWaY
Ophir Pass (10/21/2020)
Due to the Ice Fire, the east side of Ophir Pass in San Juan County is currently closed. Find the forest order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/notices/?cid=STELPRDB5245061
Clear Lake (10/21/2020)
Due to the Ice Fire, this trail is currently closed, and a small part of the San Juan National Forest. Find the forest order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sanjuan/notices/?cid=STELPRDB5245061
Columbine Road (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Democrat Mountain (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Stevens Gulch Road (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Grizzly Gulch Road (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Spring Creek (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Silver Creek (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Red Elephant Hill (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Mad Creek (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Bill Moore Lake (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Miller Creek (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
The Chutes (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Bill Moore To Mill Creek Cut Off (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Mill Creek (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Winiger Ridge (Gross Reservoir) (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Caribou Creek (North) (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
Cascade Creek (10/20/2020)
Due to dangerous fire conditions, Arapahoe National Forest has closed the forest to all visitors. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change. See the order here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD831612
East Upham Loop (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Peewink Mountain (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Switzerland Trail (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Sugarloaf Mountain (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Pennsylvania Gulch (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Gordon Gulch (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Matchless (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Upham Gulch (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
East Upham Spur (10/18/2020)
Per Forest Order ARP-BRD-2020-04, this trail is currently closed due to the Cal Wood Fire. See the order and map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=62734
Ironclads (10/17/2020)
A new Fire in Boulder County has put this area under evacuation orders per the county Sheriff's map. Nothing official from the Forest Service yet, but I expect that to come out tomorrow morning.
Middle St. Vrain (10/17/2020)
A new Fire in Boulder County has put this area under evacuation orders per the county Sheriffs map. Nothing official from the Forest Service yet, but I expect that to come out tomorrow morning.
Park Creek (10/17/2020)
A new Fire in Boulder County has put this area under evacuation orders per the county Sheriff's map. Nothing official from the Forest Service yet, but I expect that to come out tomorrow morning.
T-33 Plane Crash (10/17/2020)
A new Fire in Boulder County has put this area under evacuation orders per the county Sheriff's map. Nothing official from the Forest Service yet, but I expect that to come out tomorrow morning.
Bunce School Road (10/17/2020)
A new Fire in Boulder County has put this area under evacuation orders per the county Sheriff's map. Nothing official from the Forest Service yet, but I expect that to come out tomorrow morning.
Coffee Pot Road (10/15/2020)
The trail is back open. Only trails within the fire perimeter are still closed. See the new closure map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd811257.pdf
Bowen Lake Loop (10/15/2020)
The trail is back open. Only trails within the fire perimeter are still closed. See the new closure map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd811257.pdf
Cherokee Park Road (10/15/2020)
All of Canyon Lakes Ranger District is now closed due to active fire. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd807181.pdf
Transfer Trail (10/15/2020)
The trail is back open. Only trails within the fire perimeter are still closed. See the new closure map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd811257.pdf
Grizzly Jeep Trail (10/15/2020)
The trail is back open. Only trails within the fire perimeter are still closed. See the new closure map here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd811257.pdf
Beaver Creek (10/14/2020)
The road is currently open until waypoint 3, and closed beyond that point. To provide additional access near the Williams Fork Fire, Arapaho National Forest managers have lifted closures on the northern portions of Beaver Creek Road (Forest Service Road 133) and Little Muddy Creek Road (Forest Service Road 134.1). Opening these roads will allow motorized access into the Blue Ridge area north of the fire. See the order and a map: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=60908
Jones Pass (10/14/2020)
Trail is still closed due to fire activity.
Little Muddy Creek (10/14/2020)
The trail is currently closed between waypoints 1-6. Beyond that point coming from the north, the trail is open for use. Per the Forest Service - To provide additional access near the Williams Fork Fire, Arapaho National Forest managers have lifted closures on the northern portions of Beaver Creek Road (Forest Service Road 133) and Little Muddy Creek Road (Forest Service Road 134.1). Opening these roads will allow motorized access into the Blue Ridge area north of the fire. See the order and a map: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=60908
Cook Creek Rim (10/14/2020)
Trail is still closed due to fire activity.
Rocky Point (10/14/2020)
Trail is still closed due to fire activity.
Blue Ridge (Williams Peak) (10/14/2020)
This trail is no longer being affected by the Williams Fork fire and is now open again.
Byers Peak (10/14/2020)
Trail is still closed due to fire activity.
Lake Evelyn (10/14/2020)
Trail is still closed due to fire activity.
Keyser Creek (10/14/2020)
Although the trail is not officially closed until around waypoint 4, there are no recreation opportunities to that point. Just residences. Still closed due to fire activity.
Coal Gulch (09/29/2020)
As of today, 9/29/20, Coal Gulch is only open to the fire edge, which is right around waypoint 9. The current closure will likely remain in effect through winter, with the exception of a possible opening of the entire Coal Gulch area. The local BLM office will update their pages when updates occur. Closure Map: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/ClosureAreaMap_40x40_20200910_PineGulch_COGRD307_topo%20%281%29.pdf Info: https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-information/colorado/southwest-district
21 Road (09/28/2020)
The trail is back open again until the final obstacle. After that, you must return to the trailhead as the optional exit through Coal Gulch is currently closed.
Billings Canyon (09/16/2020)
Ran this as part of the 2020 Unlimited LJ Adventure. The trail starts out a little slow with small rocks and sporadic small obstacles, but once you hit waypoint 6, the trail is consistently technical.
The Cutoff (09/16/2020)
Killer trail with awesome obstacles.
Pritchett Canyon (09/14/2020)
Finally a clean run through this trail! 3rd time I've ran it and first time without winching. Took 13 LJs in and finished the main pritchett portion in 4.5hrs. Then of course the drive out through behind the rocks always takes forever!
Hells Revenge (09/14/2020)
Great day on the trail. We ran Hells as the final day in Moab during the 2020 Unlimited LJ Adventure. Plenty of traffic still for it being a monday. It was a little warm, but still a great day. I woukd agree with some previous comments that the section coming out of the trail is getting a bit beat up. Also, note that the parking lot at the very end is currently very limited because it is being used for construction, so there is not as much open trailer parking as there once was.
Poison Spider Mesa (09/12/2020)
Fun hot day. Not a lot of traffic.
Coon Hollow (09/10/2020)
Road is back open again.
Foggy Park Road (09/06/2020)
As of 9/6, forest order aRP-CLRD-2020-04 has closed this trail due to the Cameron Fire
Storm Mountain (09/06/2020)
As of 9/6, forest order aRP-CLRD-2020-04 has closed this trail due to the Cameron Fire
Cedar Park Road (09/06/2020)
As of 9/6, forest order aRP-CLRD-2020-04 has closed this trail due to the Cameron Fire
Old Fall River Road (09/06/2020)
The trail is currently closed due to fire activity from the Cameron Fire.
Storm Drain (09/06/2020)
As of 9/6, forest order aRP-CLRD-2020-04 has closed this trail due to the Cameron Fire
Jones Pass (08/18/2020)
Jones Pass is currently closed due to Forest Order # ARP-SRD-2020-06 and the possible progression of the Williams Fork Fire. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd781558.pdf
Big Meadows (08/17/2020)
This trail is NOT currently part of the Williams Fork fire closures. Fire info and forest orders can be found here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=60908
White Owl Lake (08/17/2020)
Trail is temporarily closed due to the Grizzly Gulch Fire
Grizzly Jeep Trail (08/17/2020)
Trail is temporarily closes due to the Grizzly Creek fire.
21 Road (08/16/2020)
Trail has been closed due to the Pine Gulch fire
Coal Gulch (08/16/2020)
Trail is currently closed due to the Pine Gulch Fire
Coffee Pot Road (08/14/2020)
Coffee Por road has been evacuated and closed due to the Grizzly Creek Fire.
Eagle-Thomasville Road (08/13/2020)
This road is temporarily closed on both ends due to overwhelming traffic caused by the closure of I70 between Glennwood Springs and Gypsum. This road should never be used by commercial vehicles, semis, trucks towing trailers, or any sedans with low clearance. This guide will be updated once the Grizzly Creek Fire has been controlled and they open this road up again to the public.
Coon Hollow (08/13/2020)
Road is temporarily closed due to the Pine Gulch Fire. Please avoid the areas north and west of De Beque entirely as the fire is moving quickly.
Webster Pass (08/10/2020)
trail has been fully open for awhile
Middle Middle Rock Crawling Trail (08/09/2020)
If you are in heavily modified rigs, this trail will take you an hour max, give or take some minutes. It was extremely dusty and dry when we went this time. The turn off at waypoint 1 has had all of the sage brush cut down. I'm sure it will grow back in no time, but it doesn't give the seclusion for camping that it did before. Fun day. Trails are just as hard as usual.
Pearl Creek (08/02/2020)
Although there is a ton of great camping at the beginning of this trail, it doesn't provide a lot of other opportunities beyond just driving and being secluded. Even on a busy weekend where the other trails in the area were filled with other users, I didn't see a see a single other person along this trail past the first two camping areas. It was nice to have the place to myself, but I wish there were more to this one.
Ptarmigan Road (08/02/2020)
Really nice short trail. The views along this trail are killer! And the hut at the end of the quarter mile hike is pretty cool.
Ptarmigan Pass (08/02/2020)
The trail still remains closed from waypoints 1-4 due to the 2019 landslide. I did not make it all the way over to look for myself, just spoke to the tour guide of an ATV company on the pass. The trail was very busy with Rental ATVs and UTVs. The southern side of the pass has become extremely chewed up. It is very rough and rocky now making the progress a slow go. Didn't get many photos as I was up mapping other roads off of this one.
Holy Cross City (08/01/2020)
A nice day on the trail. Very limited traffic surprisingly for a Saturday. French Creek is extremely dry, and same with the rest of the trail. Saw 1 4dr JK flop on cleveland rock and also got to see 3 extremely well built rigs with stickies make the climb. I winched at cleveland.
Coney Flats (Coney Creek) (07/19/2020)
As others have said, the water crossing is awesome and the rock obstacles between Middle St Vrain and the creek crossing are definitely challenging. After that though, the road is extremely slow and rough, extremely tight, extremely dusty, and boring in my opinion. There was pretty much no mud and the trail was extremely dry when we came though.
Middle St. Vrain (07/19/2020)
Fun moderate trail for built rigs. Traffic was pretty minimal today.
Poughkeepsie Gulch (07/18/2020)
On July 18th, the trail was reopened for the 2020 season thanks to the efforts of the Western Slopes 4 Wheelers. Poughkeepsie is there adopted trail and they have been working for 2 summers to clear the trail of avalanche debris and resource damage done in early 2019. Gates on both the BLM side and the National Forest side are officially open.
Eagle-Thomasville Road (07/17/2020)
Stunning trail! Magnificent views the entire way. Nothing hard, just a nice leisurely drive through the woods. I would say the trail is most difficult south the north as it climbs uphill very quickly. The elevation gain coming from the north and heading south is spread over a longer distance so your vehicle is not working that hard. Can't wait to come back here in the fall to see the colors!
Ivanhoe Lake (07/17/2020)
What a hidden surprise this trail was! No, it is not difficult at all and any SUV with good ground clearance could drive this route. There are no steep incline requiring 4low, and no major rock sections. But the views are epic, the seclusion in fantastic, and the hut and tunnel at the ends of each spur cap an awesome ride through the woods!
Hagerman Pass (07/17/2020)
Great trail for a cruise! It's extremely bumpy on the east side, but any 4wd vehicle with good ground clearance should be fine as long as you take it slow and pick your lines wisely in a few spots. The views are awesome all along this trail!! I couldn't get enough. I had heard this is a good fall trail, but I can't really see how. There are no aspen groves to speak of along the trail. Is it good viewing for other nearby mountains??? Guess I'll have to find out in the fall to be sure.
Ptarmigan Pass (07/07/2020)
Trail is still closed between waypoints 1 and 4 due to the same order that closed in in 2019. The rest of the trail is accessible from the south, or from McAllister Gulch.
Little Muddy Creek (07/05/2020)
Ran the trail from the south. It was all but dry and mud free till you pass waypoint 5. After that, you cross an open meadow and hit a fairly large mudpit that is unmarked here. Had to winch 2 vehicles coming the opposite way. All the way to waypoint 6, the road is rough, rutty, and slow going. Just after waypoint 7 there is another long mud section that is unmarked here. The tire ruts are deep and I was dragging my axle on the center hump, even with 40'' tires. There is two lines through there, and the other one didn't have the big ruts, but was extremely slick. The trail became impassable just before waypoint 8 due to a small cluster of trees that had fallen across the trail. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH THE WOODS AROUND THESE TREES! We opted not to spend the time on cutting them as just past that was the massive mud pit from waypoint 8. I have never seen such nasty mud in Colorado. I measured the depth with a branch and it was 4 feet in one spot and I wasn't even measuring in the center of the pit. The "bypass" is basically a mud bog itself with deep ruts filled with water. We turned around and headed back the direction we came. I called the Forest Service and they are sending a crew out to clear the trees. We tried taking a stock F150 through this, and although we got to the point we did, we winched that vehicle multiple times. I would not recommend this trail in its entirety to anything that does not have large tires and a winch.
Strawberry Road (07/04/2020)
Your enjoyment of this trail definitely depends on what you are looking for in the area. If you are looking for good camping spots, this is definitely a 5-star rating. There are many campsites and varying sizes, and they are all pretty much easy to access. There are big group spots right off the road, and small secluded spots back in the trees. If you are looking for good hiking trails and access to the Fraser River or Fraser Canyon, again, 5-stars. If you are looking for a scenic drive, this is only 3 stars as it is really only scenic for the first couple of miles as you climb out of the valley floor. After Buehler Creek, there is a nice wetland area that is peaceful and I am sure gets some wildlife visitors. Beyond that, you are pretty much surrounded by trees with not many views. If you are looking for a challenging offroad trail, this is far from it. Overall, it's all about what you are looking for, but don't visit this trail if you are only looking to going wheeling.
Meadow Creek Road (07/04/2020)
Trail is open and extremely busy over the July 4th weekend. The trail head at waypoint 1 is a nice place to have lunch if you are near there mid day.
Big Meadows (07/04/2020)
This trail is a really nice surprise. There was not much traffic on it, even for being a holiday weekend, but there were a lot of campers on the east side. The views were fantastic, and the steep climbs made it interesting and not just another dirt fire road. The area has tons of aspen trees, so I bet this is a great fall colors trail.
Beaver Creek (07/03/2020)
Trail was open and easily completed all the way through. The trail itself was not that busy, but it was very busy with campers. No open spots we could find.
Clear Lake (06/28/2020)
last switchback still has some snow so the trail is not 100% passable to the lake just yet.
Red Cone (06/27/2020)
After a very long and extensive day of trail repair, Red Cone is now open for the season. Be aware that you have to exit via Webster Pass to Montezuma and there is still an avalanche field you have to traverse that is still pretty deep. With the tracks we put on it and the shoveling, it will likely be melted in a week.
Webster Pass (06/27/2020)
The gate on the Montezuma side (north side) is now open for the season. Be prepared for an avalanche field not far after the creek crossing (wp6) that has some deep, soft snow, for about 50 yards. Our group came over Red Cone and exited Webster in this direction. With the tracks we put on the avalanche field today, it will probably be melted out in a week. Note that the snow cornice at the top of Webster (wp9) is still huge and you cannot drive down into Hall Valley yet.
Middle St. Vrain (06/20/2020)
Trail was opened late Saturday after the adopted club ran it and cleared downed trees and performed necessary trail maintenance.
Coney Flats (Coney Creek) (06/20/2020)
Trail was opened late Saturday after the adopted club ran it and cleared downed trees and performed necessary trail maintenance. Water levels are high.
Aqueduct Road (06/11/2020)
Per the Forest Service, the road is closed from Buck Creek Road north to the Forest Boundary due to canal replacement, which is basically waypoints 4 to waypoint 5. The seasonal gate at Waypoint 1 is also still closed, but you can access 128 via many other roads.
Winiger Ridge (Gross Reservoir) (06/08/2020)
A lot of great camping along this road, but it was extremely busy. I'm not sure if it's typically like this on a weekend, or if it is just the result of everything else going on this year. Seems like every trail I have been on is way more crowded than usual. Some really good views in my opinion, and the hike at the end is totally worth it. BRING YOUR FISHING ROD!
Loch Lomond (06/04/2020)
Per the district ranger, the lower gate has been opened, but the upper gate remains closed.
Twin Cone (06/01/2020)
seasonal gate is open. No idea on conditions, just passed the gate on the way down the highway
Upper Geneva (Geneva Creek) (06/01/2020)
Trail is now open and passable till waypoint 7 and the 2 campsites located up there. (They are marked by the way so they are legal). I missed the turn to go up to waypoint 8, but remember seeing that turn. I didn't have the map downloaded so I thought that was a turn up to a campsite as it's not well marked. But it was dry. We busted through the avalanche and several other drifts near the top. In a couple days you won't even know we made first tracks today. Road was dry and snow free most of the way.
Jones Pass (06/01/2020)
Jones Pass Road is closed until June 14th for drainage improvements being performed by Denver Water.
Webster Pass (06/01/2020)
the north end is still seasonally closed, but the southern end is open a little ways. Made it 2.8 miles from the red cone trailhead right where the trail drop down in the creek at the tailings pile. Deep snow covering the trail there makes it impossible to go any farther.

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