Ryan Boudreau
70800

Mapping Crew - Colorado

My Profile

Year Started:
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 (61)

(within last 6 months)
Old Fall River Road (07/01/2022)
Road is now open per the park service.
White Owl Lake (06/30/2022)
open for the season
Big Red Park Road (06/30/2022)
Open for the season
Grizzly Jeep Trail (06/30/2022)
Open for the season
SOB Hill (06/30/2022)
Open for the season. Some snow still remains in the trees
Twelvemile Lake (06/30/2022)
Open for the season
Bill Moore Lake (06/29/2022)
I have done this trail many times in my Jeeps, over many different builds from stock to highly modified. Because of that, I think I underestimated this trail. ANd I possibly overestimated the offroad capabilities of my stock ram. I tried heading up Bill Moore yesterday and the washouts and exposed rocks up through the switchbacks worked the truck over bad. The switchback at wp5 is super dug out and had the truck just spinning two tires on the way up. I made it through, but had to use momentum and really scrapped the running boards. I made it just past The Chute where I continued to bang the running boards. Rather than risk rocker damage, I opted to turn around. When I had to negotiate the switchback again at wp5, the truck was teeter tottering on 2 wheels. Wish I has someone else there to take photos. I am sure a taller stock truck could negotiate the trail, but for mine, I'm gonna have to stick to smoother roads.
Bard Creek (06/29/2022)
Clear all the way through.
Chinns Lake (06/29/2022)
Chinns Lake is still impassable to the lake by vehicle. If you plan to visit this weekend, know that the official road is still blocked by 2 large snow drifts before you get to the lake. Some irresponsible users are making paths around the drifts through the trees to get to camp spots and the lake. Please don't do that. Know where the official road is and Don't follow something just because someone else made tracks. The first drift could easily be busted open with a couple of determined folks, a few shovels, or a winch. But the second one is probably going to need a another week or 2.
Webster Pass (06/25/2022)
Happy to report the seasonal gate on the Dillon Side is now open. The snow cornice at the top is still huge as always, so you cannot yet connect the two sides.
Red Cone (06/25/2022)
Happy to report Red Cone is now open for the season as well as the north side gate of Webster Pass. The snow cornice on the top of webster is still huge and several weeks away from being passable. Untilthat melts, you can only exit Red Cone by traversing the north side of Webster, into the then of Montezuma. Remember that from the summit, it is a one-way trail downhill only. If you are in an unlicensed vehicle, you will have no way of returning to the start of Red Cone if you opt to continue down from the summit. You can easily see the snow blockage from the top of Red Cone, so there is no reason someone should not know it was blocked. Both Webster signs will read closed until the pass is fully melted out.
Poughkeepsie Gulch (06/25/2022)
Trail has been cleared by the adopted club, a d the trail is now open for the season.
Wheeler Lake (06/21/2022)
Trail is now open to the lake.
Medano Pass (06/16/2022)
NPS reported today the pass is entirely open.
Tincup Pass (06/15/2022)
Last remaining drift was shoveled open by local user. Pass is now open, but be prepared for deep water on the tincup side
Clear Lake (06/13/2022)
Road has been temporarily closed due to repair work.
Mosquito Pass (06/12/2022)
Still blocked by snow and impassable above treeline.
T-33 Plane Crash (06/11/2022)
Trail is in pretty rough shape. A lot of exposed rocks and the major obstacles at waypoint 4 and 7 are much more dug out now. I still think the rating is accurate, but it's a consistent 5 through 90% of the trail now and not just a couple of spots. Trail is still super tight with not a lot of places to pass oncoming traffic, but the end can fit like 8 vehicles or more I'd say.
Bunce School Road (06/11/2022)
All seasonal gates have been opened. Right after Waypoint 10 there is a new obstacle created by erosion that will up the rating. Update to the guide to come shortly. We ran the trail in the opposite direction today.
Warden Gulch (06/07/2022)
Open for the season. Be prepared for lingering snow drifts.
Coffee Pot Road (06/07/2022)
Road is open to just a little beyond waypoint 10 where there is solid, 4' of snow.
Banana Peel (06/06/2022)
The seasonal gate on lost park is now open, making these trails open and accessible. Reports of little to no snow on the trails.
Holy Cross City (06/06/2022)
Holy Cross will be closed June 6th - 17th due to road construction on roads 704 and 727.
Ryan (06/06/2022)
The seasonal gate on lost park is now open, making these trails open and accessible. Reports of little to no snow on the trails.
Topaz Mountain/Wallace Gulch (06/06/2022)
The seasonal gate on lost park is now open, making these trails open and accessible. Reports of little to no snow on the trails.
Bonis Creek (06/06/2022)
The seasonal gate on lost park is now open, making these trails open and accessible. Reports of little to no snow on the trails.
21 Road (06/03/2022)
Ran as part of the Rock Junction event. Trail has changed a bit since last time I was there, but thats why I love this trail so much. It's a bit different every time you go because the water flows can move boulders, fill spots in, or expose more boulders. I love it! A few obstacle photo updates coming.
Halfmoon Creek (06/03/2022)
No closure this season, but trail is not fully passable yet.
East Brush Creek (05/27/2022)
Road has been opened for the season.
Santa Fe Peak (05/27/2022)
Dillon Ranger District has opened the seasonal gate. The trail still has some snow and could be impassable to vehicles.
Saints John (05/27/2022)
Dillon Ranger District has opened the seasonal gate. The trail still has some snow and could be impassable to vehicles.
Middle Fork Swan River (05/27/2022)
Dillon Ranger District has opened the seasonal gate. The trail still has some snow and could be impassable to vehicles.
North Fork Swan River (05/27/2022)
Dillon Ranger District has opened the seasonal gate. The trail still has some snow and could be impassable to vehicles.
Deer Creek (05/27/2022)
Dillon Ranger District has opened the seasonal gate. The trail still has some snow and could be impassable to vehicles.
Brush-Gypsum Road (05/27/2022)
Road is open for the season per the Ranger District.
Eagle-Thomasville Road (05/27/2022)
Road is still closed south of Sylvan State Park in the Sopris Ranger District.
Nolan Creek (05/27/2022)
Road has been opened for the season.
Engineer Pass (05/25/2022)
Both ends of the Alpine loop have now been cleared and are open for the season. Have fun, and please be sure to respect the high alpine tundra and stay on designated routes.
Park Creek (05/24/2022)
The gate out of Camp Dick has been opened for the season so you can now access this trail. With recent snows, be prepared for icy and snowy conditions. Do not travel around any snow drifts. If you can't make it through the snow, turn around and try another day.
Twin Cone (05/17/2022)
Seasonal gate has been opened. Trail is open to the 5 mile mark where the closure from 2016 is still in place.
Saxon Mountain Road (05/16/2022)
Trail was broken open this past weekend in a rig on 42s. Trail is now open and passable for big tire rigs, but users should be cautious of remaining snow along the trail for another week or two.
Red Elephant Hill (05/16/2022)
Reports coming in from this past weekend that users have broken trail all the way through. The trail is passable, but expect some snow for a week or so.
Rimrocker (05/16/2022)
Trail is open for the season.
Yankee Hill - The Actual Hill (05/16/2022)
Open and snow free
Imogene Pass (05/15/2022)
Road is open on the Telluride side to the Tomboy Townsite (waypoint 8). Be aware that the county will be periodically closing the road for bridge repairs. I do not know where those closures will be posted or when they will take place.
Engineer Pass (05/15/2022)
The road is currently only open on the San Juan County side, from waypoints 11-15. Ouray County (waypoints 1-11) has not begun plowing operations yet. Hinsdale County (waypoints 15-33) is still in the processes of plowing. You can access the summit by coming up County Road 2 from Silverton, through Animas Forks, and using the Alpine Loop Connector.
Engineer Pass - Alpine Loop Connector (05/15/2022)
San Juan County has plowed open this trail from Animas Forks, all the way to the top of Engineer.
Winiger Ridge (Gross Reservoir) (05/15/2022)
The Forest Service information gal told me the road opens on May 15th per the MVUM, but couldn't exactly confirm a ranger has gone out and opened the gate. She said snow pack was low along their roads so there shouldn't be any reason why they would have delayed this opening. Without a firsthand report, I will go ahead with what the FS says and list this as open for the season.
Corkscrew Pass (05/13/2022)
San Juan County has plowed open their end of the pass (The east side). And reports that Ouray County (west side) is currently plowing their end. Probably won't be long before the trail is fully open end to end.
Slaughterhouse Road (aka Slaughterhouse Gulch) (05/13/2022)
Forest Service ran the trail on Friday and found conditions dry enough to lift the mid season closure for 101 and 105. Slaughterhouse is now open for the season. FYI, the FS clear several downed trees from recent winds. If you plan to run this trail, be prepared to clear any trees that might fall across the trail if we get more winds.
Clear Lake (05/13/2022)
Trail is snow free to just above tree line.
Cinnamon Pass (05/12/2022)
Trail is now open Silverton to Lake City. San Juan County opened their end a week or so ago and Lake City is reporting Hindsdale County opened their end this week also.
Last Dollar Road (05/09/2022)
Trail is now open for the season per Ouray Road and Bridge.
Pritchett Canyon (05/03/2022)
A number of the trails have changed substantially over the past year or two due to erosion. Lines have changed and rocks have moved, but overall the difficulty is still the same.
Moab Rim (05/02/2022)
Good time as always with some of the best scenery in Moab. Even saw some blooming cactus!
San Juan County Road 2 (04/29/2022)
Road is open all the way to Animas Forks now per the San Juan County road crews.
Slaughterhouse Road (aka Slaughterhouse Gulch) (04/21/2022)
Spoke with the ranger today and they inspected Slaughterhouse yesterday and said the trail system is still too snowy and too muddy to open for the season. They will revisit in a couple of weeks.
Elephant Hill (03/21/2022)
Snow closure has been lifted
Trail Creek Road (01/13/2022)
The trail might be impassable to most people, but it is no longer closed due to any fire activity.
Jenny Creek (01/08/2022)
Trail can't even be reached at this point. I wouldn't venture down it with snow across it anyway.
Rollins Pass East (01/08/2022)
A great snow wheeling spot, but don't plan on getting more than a couple miles at best.

My Trails (113)