Early Pass Openings
Update As of July 8th: Black Bear Pass is now open.
One of the benefits of an "average" snow year is that the intricate network of 4x4 roads in the San Juan Mountains start opening up sooner rather than later. As of Memorial Day weekend, Ophir Pass and Last Dollar Pass are both open to vehicles.
Many of the local 4x4 tour outiftters have great early summer programs including guided adventures of the waterfalls. Jeep rentals are also available.
Please be advised, these passes may be icy due to the early season conditions, please drive with caution.