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 email@example.com.
Not all of these locations are on the San Juan National Forest.
As of June 26th, 2019 most high country roads are now closed for the Winter.
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 – CLOSED ROAD IS PLOWED ABOUT A MILE PAST EUREKA. 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. COUNTY SAID IT MAY HAVE TO MELT OUT AND MAY NOT OPEN UNTIL LATE JULY. HURRICANE/CALIFORNIA PASSES MAY BE THE WAY TO ANIMAS FORKS ONCE THEY ARE PLOWED OPEN.
Black Bear Pass – CLOSED, LOWEST PRIORITY TO PLOW OPEN.
Bolam Pass – CLOSED
California – CLOSED STARTED TO PLOW 6/18, IS PLOWED TO JUST PAST LAKE COMO. MAY BE A WEEK OR TWO STILL TO OPEN. WILL BE THE WAY TO ANIMAS FORKS.
Clear Lake – CLOSED TO THE LAKE BUT OPEN TO ABOUT TREELINE
Cinnamon Pass – CLOSED HINSDALE COUNTY OPEN TO BURROWS PARK. SAN JUAN MAY START PLOWING IT AFTER THE 4TH OF JULY.
Corkscrew Pass – CLOSED, SAN JUAN COUNTY IS PLOWED TO THE TOP, OURAY HAS 2 DOZERS ON IT WITH DEEP SNOW MAY TAKE 2 WEEKS
County Road 110 to Gladstone – OPEN
County Road 2 to Eureka – OPEN
Cunningham Gulch – OPEN TO PRIDE OF THE WEST MINE.
Divide Road 564– CLOSED
Elwood Pass– CLOSED
Engineer Pass – CLOSED HINSDALE COUNTY OPEN TO THOREAU CABIN, SAN JUAN IS ON HURRICANE NOW AND WILL OPEN ANIMAS FORKS THEN TO ENGINEER PASS
Lower Engineer- CLOSED OURAY COUNTY WILL START ON THIS AFTER THEY FINISH CORKSCREW PASS
Governor Basin- CLOSED, MELTS ON IT’S OWN BUT MY NOT OPEN UNTIL SECOND WEEK IN AUGUST THIS YEAR
Hurricane Pass – OPEN TO LAKE COMO
Imogene Pass – CLOSED SAN MIGUEL WILL HOPEFULLY START PLOWING THEIR SIDE 3RD WEEK IN JUNE
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
Lobo Overlook – CLOSED
Maggie Gulch – CLOSED- A LOT OF AVALANCHE DEBRIS MILE AND HALF UP.
Mineral Point –CLOSED-
Minnehaha – CLOSED
Minnie Gulch – CLOSED- A LOT OF AVALANCHE DEBRIS MILE AND HALF UP.
Ophir Pass – OPENS 6/27 IN THE MORNING.
Owl Creek Pass – OPEN TO THE TOP ON THE RIDGWAY SIDE. APPEARS SNOW FREE BUT GATES ARE CLOSED UP TOP.
Picayune – CLOSED
Placer – CLOSED
Poughkeepsie – CLOSED
Red Mountain Mining District– OPEN
Scotch Creek – CLOSED
South Mineral Road – OPEN TO THE QUARY PAST SOUTH MINERAL CREEK CAMPGROUND- ALL DISPERSED CAMPING IS CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST AFTER 7/7.
Stony Pass – OPEN TO ALMOST THE TOP. SHOULD BE PLOWED TO POLE CREEK SOON, ONCE OPEN POLE CREEK MAY BE TO DEEP UNTIL LATE JULY TO CROSS
Treasure Mountain Loop – CLOSED
Yankee Boy Basin – ONE LANE OPEN TO BELOW THE FALLS
Link to most up to date info here.