Off-Highway Roads in the High Country

Ouray County Off-Highway Roads

Ouray County Road and Bridge crews seasonally open and maintain several off-highway roadways and passes, including Yankee Boy, Red Mountain Town, Owl Creek Pass, Brown Mountain, Corkscrew Pass, Imogene Pass, and Engineer Pass. Crews begin to clear roadways of snow and debris in May; every effort is made to open these roadways by July 4th. Crews work in cooperation with the counties of San Miguel, San Juan, and Hinsdale, in addition to the United States Forest Service (USFS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to open these roads. 

Current Off-Highway Road Opening Update - July 2, 2017

All Ouray County Off-Highway Roads are open. Icy and muddy conditions still exist. Please use caution as conditions are variable and can change quickly. 

Safety Requirements and Regulations

Operation of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) are governed by Ouray County Ordinance 2015-001. All drivers must possess a valid licensed driver's license (with the exception of bona fide agricultural users), and the vehicle must maintain minimum liability insurance coverage. (Please note: additional safety requirements may be required by surrounding counties.) Please stay the trail, and do not disturb delicate tundra areas. 

Additional Information

Yankee Boy Basin Road Clearing Operations May 2017
Corkscrew Pass Road Clearing Operation June 2017