Hiking Trail Conditions Update June 30, 2022
Cimarron area trails (Middle Fork, East Fork, and Little Cimarron Trails)- expect down trees until at least July when grazing permittees or volunteers can clear them, use caution bypassing.
Cow Creek area trails (Courthouse, Stealey Mountain South, Stealey Mountain North, and Cow Creek Trails)- Expect numerous down trees. Parts of the Stealey Mountain South Trail that burned in a wildfire in 2020 are overgrown with dense vegetation regrowth. Use caution and good map and navigation skills to proceed.
Dallas-Corbett Shortcut Trail- numerous down trees exist, use caution bypassing.
Dexter Creek Trail- In the first mile above the trailhead rock debris on the trail on steep cross-slopes requires care to safely cross. Down trees exist above about 10,000’ elevation, use caution bypassing.
Difficulty Creek Trail-Down trees exist in timber on the northern mile, use caution bypassing. A lengthy section near the junction with Horsethief Trail is overgrown and can be hard to find.
Full Moon Trail- Some down trees, use caution bypassing. Near and above treeline some trail sections are overgrown and hard to find, use good map and navigation skills to proceed.
Gray Copper Gulch Trail- A few down trees remain.
Hayden Trail- from the Highway 550 trailhead up to the high point, a few down trees remain. Wetterhorn Basin Trail- parts of the trail north of West Fork Pass have been temporarily rerouted due to rockslides and debris flows; look for cairns and avoid routes obviously blocked with stones. Part of the route ascends a steep slope of talus (large sharp-edged rocks), use caution and stay on the marked trail.
NOTE: Conditions change daily, and you may encounter newly fallen trees or other obstacles on any trails. To report trail problems, go to our website at www.ouraytrails.org.
Remember to respect other trail users and yield to equestrians, pack out your trash, respect fire bans, check a forecast and be prepared for mountain weather, and let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back.