Well, the season was fantastic, and lasted quite a bit longer than last year, but alas – with over a foot of snow in many of the high elevations, it is time to put away the jeep, and start putting together skis and ice climbing gear.

Several hiking and jeep trails are still open at lower elevations, and the scenery is still amazing. Of course, on a chilly fall day, a long soak in our all natural mineral hot springs is the best way to warm up after any adventure!

Based on county and national forest websites, the following trail conditions have been posted:

As of October 23, 2018

Over a foot of snow in many high elevation locations in early October.  Most of these roads could be impassable.

*Be aware that passes can vary with weather any time of year. Some may be slick in areas, washed out or snow covered, even if they are listed as OPEN.  Please don’t go beyond where you are comfortable driving. Be safe out there!
Animas Forks – OPEN
Black Bear Pass – Closed
Bolam Pass – OPEN
California – Closed
Clear Lake – OPEN
Cinnamon Pass –  Closed
Corkscrew Pass – Closed
County Road 110 – OPEN
County Road 2 – OPEN
Cunningham Gulch – OPEN
Divide Road 564 – OPEN
Engineer Pass – Closed
Engineer Pass – Lower end to 550- Closed
Hurricane Pass – Closed
Imogene Pass – Closed
Kennebec Pass – OPEN
Last Dollar Road – Open – icy conditions exist

La Plata Canyon (County Road 124) – OPEN
Lobo Overlook – OPEN
Maggie Gulch – OPEN
Mineral Point – Closed
Minnehaha – OPEN
Minnie Gulch – OPEN
Ophir Pass – Closed
Owl Creek Pass – OPEN
Picayune – Closed
Placer – Closed
Poughkeepsie  – Closed
Scotch Creek – OPEN
South Mineral Road  – OPEN
Stony Pass – OPEN
Treasure Mountain Loop – Closed
Yankee Boy Basin – Closed

Remember to always bring layers, and let someone know if you are going to explore the high country at any time of year, but particularly at the end of the season. 

Always remember to be safe and have fun!



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