Aug and Sept Hwy 550 closures Ouray CO

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Thanks for the feedback, that’s kinda what we had planned, just needed some reassurance. Thanks again.
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Thanks for the feedback, that’s kinda what we had planned, just needed some reassurance. Thanks again.
The monsoons look to be ending this week so staying out will be easier and more pleasant. It remains to be seen how much they will close at a time and where. I see comments that they may allow traffic off of trails like Engineer back to Ouray if possible.

There are lots of ways to include the trails you want to do, given the forced longer days you could do most of the ones listed in just two days. Black Bear is the only one you must run from Hwy 550 towards Telluride. You can run Imogene and Ophir either way, and you can add in Last Dollar road coming back to Ouray from Telluride instead of just taking all highway.

There is plenty to do on the east side. You can start on Mineral Creek, lower Engineer on hwy 550 in the morning and easily spend a day or two up there. Lake City for lunch one day, Silverton another. It will be easy to incorporate Poughkipsee and Corkscrew into your days along with a bunch of others then just highway back after they re-open.
 
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Some good news if you are coming in from Denver or the north and east generally. I-70 will be closed in Glenwood Springs for the forseeable future. The mudslides were massive, the highway is in tough shape. They have stopped construction on Hwy 50 between Gunnison and Montrose to make travelling easier. 50 is fully open to traffic now.
 
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