Alpine Loop CLOSED

Due to a massive landslide approximately 3/4 of a mile from the beginning of the Alpine Loop on Mineral Gulch from Highway 550, the Alpine Loop is closed to all traffic from the West end.

There is no word yet from Ouray County as to when the road may be re-opened. A massive landslide came down covering the newly graded area of the road up from the highway and also wiped out a portion of the “ledge road” allowing access to the rest of the Alpine Loop from hwy 550. This also puts access to the Poughkeepsie Trail to limited from the southern end near Lake Como or the North end of the trail from the east and Animas Forks.