The Creeper Jeepers Gang is proud to announce we have won the 2018 BFG Outstanding Trails Award a forth time for our work on Elwood Pass. This announcement came on October 30th at SEMA. Click here for the full article.
Welcome to the Creeper Jeepers Gang website. The Creeper Jeepers Gang is a family oriented four-wheel-drive club with members in Durango CO, Pagosa Springs CO, Farmington NM, and throughout the US. We do all types of trails, ranging from easy trails passable with any stock 4×4 to extreme rock crawling. Creeper Jeepers is open to all makes and models of vehicles from bone stock to highly modified trail rigs. There’s something on our calendar for just about everyone! To get a little more information about us, like membership and vehicle requirements, go take a look at the About Us section. You can also email us to learn about the club or upcoming trips in real-time.
Information on joining the club can be found HERE
Club meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00 P.M. at the La Plata County Fair Ground Extension Building for most months. Check calendar for any updates. All are welcome to attend.
Board Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 P.M. at South Serious Texas. All members are welcome to attend.
The Creeper Jeepers have a strict no alcohol on the trail policy, we ask that alcohol not be brought or consumed on the trail, and illicit drugs are not permitted at any Creeper event, trail run or camp out at any time.
Any questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not all of these locations are on the San Juan National Forest.
As of July 19th, 2019 many high country roads are now closed but are slowly opening.
Most roads will probably open later than usual this year due to excessive snow and avalanches. We will try to keep up with changes on this site as soon as we hear reliable information.
Roads will be listed as “Closed” if they are officially closed or the are reliably reported to be impassable. Closed roads are closed to wheeled vehicles. Forest Roads, BLM Roads and unmaintained County Roads are open to snow machines, foot and ski traffic.
Watch for county road crews and bulldozers! Give them plenty of room to work, they are not expecting traffic.
Conditions can change rapidly, be careful of the weather.
Check with the Silverton Chamber/Visitor’s Center for more up to date info. The number for the Silverton Chamber is (970) 387-5654. The Concoco in Silverton also has up to date information.
*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 VIA HURRICANE/CALIFORNIA PASSES, ROAD TO EUREKA IS WASHED OUT. A SLIDE AT THE PICAYUNE/BURNS GULCH/ANIMAS FORK INTERSECTION IS 100-120 FEET DEEP ON THE ROAD AND THE VALLEY IS FILLED WITH SNOW WITH NO PLACE TO PUSH, THE SNOW HAS MELTED DOWN TO 70-80 FEET DEEP AS OF 7/2. COUNTY LOOKED AT IT AND SAYS IT MAY NOT OPEN THIS YEAR.
Black Bear Pass – CLOSED, LOWEST PRIORITY TO PLOW OPEN, POSSIBLY 4TH WEEK IN JULY OR FIRST WEEK IN AUGUST. PLEASE STAY THE TRAIL. SOME HAVE MADE AN ILLEGAL BYPASS TO A SNOW SLIDE AND HAVE BEEN TICKETED. SAN MIGUEL SIDE ROAD IS WASHED OUT AT THE FALLS BY BLACK BEAR MILL AND IS BEING REPAIRED.
Bolam Pass – OPEN TO HERMOSA CREEK CROSSING, AVALANCHE BETWEEN HOTEL DRAW AND BOLAM PASS. WEST SIDE IS OPEN TO THE TOP.
California – OPEN. THIS IS THE WAY TO ANIMAS FORKS.
Clear Lake – CLOSED TO THE LAKE BUT OPEN TO THE MINE AT TREELINE
Cinnamon Pass – OPEN
Corkscrew Pass – OPEN
County Road 110 to Gladstone – OPEN
County Road 2 to Eureka – OPEN BUT ROUGH ON THE REPAIRED SECTION. MAY HAVE DELAYS DURING ROAD WORK.
Cunningham Gulch – OPEN TO HIGHLAND MARY MILL, DEEP SLIDE WITH A LOT OF DEBRIS PAST THAT.
Divide Road 564– CLOSED
Elwood Pass– OPEN, MAY HAVE SOME SNOW UP TOP.
Engineer Pass – OPEN, AMERICAN FLATS IS MUDDY AND SLICK.
Lower Engineer- OPEN
Eureka Gulch- OPEN TO ALMOST LAKE EMMA.
Governor Basin- CLOSED, MELTS ON IT’S OWN BUT MY NOT OPEN UNTIL SECOND WEEK IN AUGUST THIS YEAR. CAN GET TO THE 3RD SWITCHBACK AND OVERLOOK OF REVENUE MINE.
Hurricane Pass – OPEN
Imogene Pass – CLOSED, HOPEFULLY MID JULY. SAN MIGUEL HAS PLOWED TO TOMBOY AND HOPING TO OPEN TO TOP BY 7/19. OURAY SIDE HAS DEEP SLIDE ON US MOUNTAIN PREVENTING THEM FROM STARTING TO PLOW.
Kennebec Pass – CLOSED, LAPLATA COUNTY IS STARTING TO PLOW 6/24
La Plata Canyon (County Road 124) – OPEN TO LEWIS LAPLATA COUNTY IS STARTING TO PLOW 6/24
Last Dollar Pass– OPEN STUNNING WILDFLOWERS
Lobo Overlook – CLOSED
Maggie Gulch – CLOSED, A LOT OF AVALANCHE DEBRIS 3/4 THE WAY UP. WILL BE CLEARED AFTER CR 2 REPAIRS ARE DONE.
Mineral Point –CLOSED
Minnehaha – CLOSED
Minnie Gulch – CLOSED, A LOT OF AVALANCHE DEBRIS 3/4 THE WAY UP. WILL BE CLEARED AFTER CR 2 REPAIRS ARE DONE.
Ophir Pass – OPEN.
Owl Creek Pass – OPEN
Picayune – CLOSED, STARTED BEING PLOWED 7/15 MAY OPEN BY 7/26.
Placer – CLOSED, STARTED BEING PLOWED 7/15 MAY OPEN BY 7/26.
Poughkeepsie – CLOSED
Red Mountain Mining District– OPEN
Scotch Creek – CLOSED
South Mineral Road – OPEN TO THE QUARRY PAST SOUTH MINERAL CREEK CAMPGROUND.
Stony Pass – OPEN. POLE CREEK MAY BE TO DEEP CROSS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THERE WAS A FATALITY ON 6/27 BY SOMEONE TRYING TO CROSS THE CREEK.
Treasure Mountain Loop – CLOSED, WILL BE OPEN SOMETIME IN AUGUST. STARTED BEING PLOWED 7/15, ENTRANCE IS A HUGE BLOCK OF ICE AND IS TAKING TIME TO PLOW. MAY OPEN 7/26.
Yankee Boy Basin – ONE LANE OPEN TO THE FALLS
Link to most up to date info here.