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According to CDOT, the following passes are now open for the season in time for the holiday weekend:

Independence Pass
Guanella Pass
Cottonwood Pass (BV)
Kebler Pass

San Miguel and San Juan County also both show Ophir Pass as open.

Note that some of these are plowed, so expect snow at the trailheads and snow melting onto the roads that might freeze at night. Kebler and Ophir are dirt, so probably also muddy from snowmelt.
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Chicago Transplant wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 11:26 am According to CDOT, the following passes are now open for the season in time for the holiday weekend:

Independence Pass
Guanella Pass
Cottonwood Pass (BV)
Kebler Pass

San Miguel and San Juan County also both show Ophir Pass as open.

Note that some of these are plowed, so expect snow at the trailheads and snow melting onto the roads that might freeze at night. Kebler and Ophir are dirt, so probably also muddy from snowmelt.
Very helpful - thanks! BTW - how did you join in 2004?? I thought the original was 06 or thereabouts.
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greenonion wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 12:44 pm
Chicago Transplant wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 11:26 am According to CDOT, the following passes are now open for the season in time for the holiday weekend:

Independence Pass
Guanella Pass
Cottonwood Pass (BV)
Kebler Pass

San Miguel and San Juan County also both show Ophir Pass as open.

Note that some of these are plowed, so expect snow at the trailheads and snow melting onto the roads that might freeze at night. Kebler and Ophir are dirt, so probably also muddy from snowmelt.
Very helpful - thanks! BTW - how did you join in 2004?? I thought the original was 06 or thereabouts.
Somehow, I managed to join pre-06 as well. The universe is full of mysteries.
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I moved here in 2004 and remember finding the site fairly early on, 2004 sounds right to me. I have a TR from 2005, so the site has definitely been around earlier than 2006.
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Chicago Transplant wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 2:52 pm I moved here in 2004 and remember finding the site fairly early on, 2004 sounds right to me. I have a TR from 2005, so the site has definitely been around earlier than 2006.
Looks like July 25, 2004 at 7:24 pm....
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Chicago Transplant wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 11:26 am According to CDOT, the following passes are now open for the season in time for the holiday weekend:
Did you call them or did they post it someplace to confirm?

The CDOT site still just lists the hypothetical reopen dates but doesn't have an actual current status, same with the USFS pages:

https://www.codot.gov/travel/winter-dri ... sures.html
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psicc/r ... ecid=12652
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psicc/r ... ecid=12479

Thanks for the info, been waiting for these to reopen.
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rijaca wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Chicago Transplant wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 2:52 pm I moved here in 2004 and remember finding the site fairly early on, 2004 sounds right to me. I have a TR from 2005, so the site has definitely been around earlier than 2006.
Looks like July 25, 2004 at 7:24 pm....

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greenonion wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 12:44 pm I thought the original was 06 or thereabouts.
Nope. :)
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headsizeburrito wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 6:23 pm
Chicago Transplant wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 11:26 am According to CDOT, the following passes are now open for the season in time for the holiday weekend:
Did you call them or did they post it someplace to confirm?

The CDOT site still just lists the hypothetical reopen dates but doesn't have an actual current status, same with the USFS pages:

https://www.codot.gov/travel/winter-dri ... sures.html
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psicc/r ... ecid=12652
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/psicc/r ... ecid=12479

Thanks for the info, been waiting for these to reopen.
Cotrip.org shows them open on their alerts page, I'm on my phone and don't know how to copy the link though.

A few other posters posted they drove up guanella and Indy in trailhead condition pages.
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Cool, thanks!
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BillMiddlebrook wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 6:35 pm
greenonion wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 12:44 pm I thought the original was 06 or thereabouts.
Nope. :)
We just turned 21. :iluvbeer: :iluvbeer:
So… 2000??!! Sheesh! :iluvbeer: :iluvbeer: :iluvbeer:
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Here is a photo somebody posted from Cottonwood Pass if anyone is curious about conditions:

https://old.reddit.com/r/Colorado/comme ... g_weekend/
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