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closedClosed Trails
goodGood to go!
fairFair conditions - muddy or wet spots
poorPoor or severe conditions - Use discouraged
unknownUnknown

Trail Conditions Report - June 24, 2017


Trail Network:

Conditions

Comments
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Animas MountainGood
Dalla Mountain ParkGood
Smelter MountainGood
Overend Mountain Park Good
Twin Buttes Trails (Located on Hwy 160 West)Good

Telegraph Trail System

Conditions


Comments
Horse Gulch Road, Meadow, Cuchillo, Stacy's, Mike's, Flame Out, Milky Way, Rocky Road, Telegraph, AnasaziGood
Raider RidgeGood
PowerlineGood
Bread ExpressGood
SnakecharmerGoodProgressive Trail accessed by Horse Gulch Road to Rocky Road (past Meadow turn off) and follow signs. It finishes up in the quarry.
Medicine TrailGoodProgressive Trail accessed by Horse Gulch Road to Rocky Road (past Meadow turn off) . Medicine trail is lined with rocks and heads to your left and finishes up on the slab onto Horse Gulch Road.
Skyline TrailGoodTrailhead parking work in progress but trailhead is open
Sugar TrailGood

Grandview Ridge Trail System

Conditions


Comments

Crites Connect, Carbon, Cowboy, Sale Barn, South Rim, Sidewinder, Big CanyonGood
Skull RockPoorTrail washed out
Grandview Ridge Road (from Mercy into Gulch)Good

Fort Lewis Trail System

Conditions


Comments

Chapman Flow TrailGoodLooker left of ice rink, (north) head up to the top of the flow trail. Drop your seat on the descent! Take the jump line or exit where sign says "Kids Zone" and go back to front of ice rink.
Rim TrailGood
Lamp PostGood
Lion's DenGood
Nature TrailGood
SquawkerGoodSquawker is the trail from FLC to Goeglein- some mud
TalkerGood Talker is the uphill from Powerline
ShockerGood Shocker is the down trail from Powerline

Hermosa Creek Trail System

Conditions

Comments
Hermosa CreekGood
Jones CreekGood
Dutch CreekGood
Goulding CreekGood
Pinkerton FlagstaffGoodit is what it is
Elbert CreekGoodSnowy on road from Purg but clear at cabin with some muddy spots
Big LickFair
West Cross CreekFairThe trail has over 20 trees left on it, we cleared 30 but some big snags remain. See photo:

Colorado Trail System

Conditions


Comments

Log ChutesGood
Dry ForkGood
Hofheins TrailGood
Lower CT to Gudy'sGoodTrails 2000 installed new bench at Gudy's Rest on 6.5
High PointGood
5/23 Trails 2000 sawyers cleared 36 trees to High Point. You can get to Wall's Gulch bridge but over 40 downed trees on trail.
Wall's Gulch BridgeGoodTrails 2000 saw crews rocks, cleared 45 trees to High Point and 100 trees from Champion Venture to High Point. Still 15-18 trees left around High Point. The most downed trees we've seen in a decade. Please send the crew your thanks via Facebook or Twitter!
Kennebec PassFair6.15 From LaPlata Canyon to the Pass is good but then basin is full of snow-see photo and Trails 2000 Facebook for photos
Champion Venture to High PointGoodTrails 2000 saw crews rocks, cleared 45 trees to High Point and 100 trees from Champion Venture to High Point. Still 15-18 trees left around High Point. The most downed trees we've seen in a decade. Please send the crew your thanks via Facebook or Twitter!
CT from White Creek to Cascade Bridge (up Engineer Mountain Trail)FairWaiting on trail reports
CT Rolling Pass to Bolam PassFairWaiting on trail reports
CT Cascade bridge to Slide Rock Saddle and CT from Cascade bridge south to BolamFairWaiting on trail reports
CT Hotel Draw Rd to Cape of Good HopeFairWaiting on trail reports
CT Indian Trail Ridge to KennebecFairRead Kennebec report and look at photo
Sharks tooth (from Taylor Lake) to Bear Creek into RicoFairRead Kennebec report and look at Facebook post

High Country Trails

Conditions

Comments
Blackhawk
(And to Hotel Draw)
FairRoad clear from Hermosa to Bolam/Hotel intersection, snow on Blackhawk
Cascade
FairCascade Trail from gate up to Engine Creek turn -off cleared on 6/17. Wrangler Rob with Open Sky Outfitters, his friends Dylan, Lucas and myself. Rob provided the mules.No snow a little mud and about 20 trees. North facing aspects still holding snow lower down.
Cascade Creek Trail
Fair
Coral DrawFairStill downed trees
Little ElkFairSnow at top and not clear of downed trees
Engine CreekFairWaiting on trail reports
Engineer Mountain TrailFair6.12: Bottom 3 miles (from Guard station) are clear, then snow line 3 mile point up to meadow
Pass CreekFair6.20 Trail Reporter: There were bikers in front of me that walked their bikes the entire way to the Engineer meadow. Given the amount of snow, I don't think the trail will be dry for at least 3-4 weeks, even with this heat.
Details as of 6/21:
Dry for first 10 min ​hiking​. After that, trail is 90% snow​/ 10% mud or running water. Snow is 1-4' deep in ​​​North-facing woods; supportable in the morning. ​Short dry trail section after pond. Trail conditions worsen the higher you go - snow is not supportable, lots of mud and running water. With warm temps, trail conditions will deteriorate as more snow melts. Not recommended for hiking after noon due to increased trail damage.
Molas to Cascade (via Engineer Mountain Trail and then Engine Creek)FairWaiting to hear on scouting and trail reports. Please email beta.
Missionary RidgeGood6.8: Trails 2000 saw crew cleared 45 trees on Missionary to Steven Creek.
Haflin CreekGood
Stevens CreekGood6.8: Trails 2000 saw crew cleared 45 trees on Missionary to Steven Creek.
Red CreekGood61 downed trees CLEARED between First Fork and Red Creek (loop) starting by Colvig cleared by San Juan Hotshots. https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/c7f64b7e1ec47887211f49e7e21d63ee//#?slideshow=true
First ForkGood61 downed trees CLEARED between First Fork and Red Creek (loop) starting by Colvig cleared by San Juan Hot Shots. https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/c7f64b7e1ec47887211f49e7e21d63ee//#?slideshow=true
Spud LakeGood
Andrews LakeFair
Haviland/Chris ParkGood

Area Trails (Dolores, Vallecito, etc.

Conditions

Comments
Calico TrailClosedFS closed due to ruts
East Creek at VallecitoFairNot clear of downed trees
Elk Creek (Wilderness area)FairRiver running high
Lake EileenGooda few downed trees
Emerald LakeFair6.10: Wilderness Ranger reports 149 downed trees-a total mess
LaPlata CanyonGoodSnow at top of pass, photos on Trails2000 facebook

Surrounding Area Trails

Conditions


Comments
Phil's World (Cortez)Good
Sand Canyon (Cortez)GoodDogs need to be on leash.
Alien Run (off 550 south, near Aztec)Good
Boggy Draw
Good
Pine River Trail (Bayfiled)Fairwaiting to hear on downed tree report
Pine-Piedra TrailFair
Middle Mountain @ VallecitoGoodAll clear to trailhead, no report on Cave Basin
Engineer Pass (Silverton) Alpine Loop from Cinnamon Pass FairDon't have info if it's passable by vehicle; Strava with photos from a runner on June 8:
https://www.strava.com/activities/1024681496
Chicago BasinFairThe trail is logged out up to Columbine Pass / Twin Lakes junction sign. There was four avalanches that occurred this past winter up in the Basin… CRAZY! Still about 100 yards of snow, 3-4 feet deep near junction sign (not hard to get over though obviously slippery). Snow Level:
North Facing (Columbine Pass) – 11, 500 feet / Advise public to wear or use micro-spikes, trekking poles, gaiters for Columbine Pass (Columbine Pass is about 12,900 feet…)
South Facing (Twin Lakes) – 12,000 feet / Melting off, still iced over, as well as snowy up to any peaks – that includes our famed and overly used 14er’s… / Advise public to use micro-spikes, trekking poles.

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