Ouray County Roads 9 dry but blocked by trees

View of Mt. Sneffels from Ouray County Road 9

View of Mt. Sneffels from Ouray County Road 9, about halfway up


To my great surprise, upon checking Ouray County Road 9, I found it quite dry and approachable. Even the normal mudholes are dry. The road is blocked by fallen trees a few hundred yards short of the creek crossing.
Trees block Ouray County Road 9

Trees block Ouray County Road 9. This picture is taken looking back across the trees at my motorcycle.


The views, as one might imagine, were spectacular.
Mt. Sneffels view from Ouray County Road 9

Mt. Sneffels view from Ouray County Road 9, not far from Hwy 550


I caught this waterfall across the arroyo in the corner of my eye. Further exploration revealed quite a waterfall.
Waterfall seen from Ouray County Road 9

Waterfall seen from Ouray County Road 9


Here’s how to find County Road 9, several miles west of Ridgway along US Hwy 550.
Mt. Sneffels view from Ouray County Road 9

Mt. Sneffels view from Ouray County Road 9. It becomes Forest Road 850, West Dallas Road

 
Sign for Ouray County Road 9 along US Hwy 550

Sign for Ouray County Road 9 along US Hwy 550. This is West Dallas Road


I tweaked the pictures a bit to counteract a bit of haze.

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