Category Archives: GPS Tracks

Great Ride with Blog Reader John Fischer

John Fischer got in touch with me a few months back. He’s an avid reader of this blog and hoped we’d be able to ride together while he was out here for vacation. We did just that! John hails from … Continue reading

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Owl Creek Pass Meanderings and GPS Track

This afternoon I headed up and over Owl Creek Pass to visit some friends who are camping on the Middle Fork of the Cimarron River. Along the way I meandered a bit and collected some interesting photos. The one at … Continue reading

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Last Dollar Road GPS Map and Directions

Last Dollar Road was on my agenda last Friday and it didn’t disappoint. It’s open, dry, and easily traversable, though there are a few ruts and some tiny stream crossings. I’d hesitate to recommend this road for a 2WD passenger … Continue reading

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Ouray County Road 18: to Engineer Pass

The most direct route from Ouray to Engineer Pass is to travel a few miles south of Ouray on US Hwy 550, then turn left onto County Road 18. I am pleased to report that this route is open and … Continue reading

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Corkscrew Pass: Ouray County Road 22A

As noted in an earlier post, Corkscrew Pass is now open between US Hwy 550 and San Juan CR 10. I traveled it yesterday late afternoon on my Yamaha dirt bike. I must say it was a bigger challenge than

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San Juan CR 22: Nifty and fun diversion

I discovered this nifty diversion by accident. Last year I was heading from Animas Forks ghost town to Silverton. San Juan CR 2 is somewhat interesting from Animas Forks south to Eureka (bumpy but passable by any vehicle if

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Ouray County Roads 2 and 4: Oft Overlooked Gems

Ouray County Roads 2 and 4 are often overlooked by visitors who want to climb to dizzying heights in the San Juan mountains. Now don’t get me wrong, because I love doing the same thing. But close to home are … Continue reading

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Yankee Boy Basin: Getting There from Ouray, Colorado

Yankee Boy Basin is a perennial favorite destination, known for its wildflowers in late July and August, as the trailhead for climbing Mt. Sneffels, the iconic Twin Falls, and stunning scenery. It’s easy to get to from Ouray, but you’ll … Continue reading

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Owl Creek Pass from the Silverjack Side—Still Closed

By stroke of coincidence, I was on the Silverjack side of Owl Creek Pass today. We were visiting the Woodrum’s camp on Middle Fork. I took a quick side trip on the trusty Yamaha XT-250 up as far as I … Continue reading

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Owl Creek Pass: Getting there from Ridgway

Owl Creek Pass (Ouray County Road 8 and Forest Service Road 858) is a popular summer destination for several reasons: it’s a beautiful drive in its own right, it provides access to the Stealey Mountain Trail Complex which can be … Continue reading

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