South Divide

Total Miles
84.1

Elevation

3,034.28 ft

Duration

3.75 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a series of well-graded or slightly bumpy roads that will take you from Ridgway to Olathe over the Uncompaghre Plateau. The south part has vast views of open ranchland, the center is in the Uncompaghre National Forest and the north part is on a high desert mesa above Robideau Creek. All roads are graded, although the Transfer Road has a few exposed ledges that make for a bumpy ride. Overall, an enjoyable trip through a wide range of environments.

Photos of South Divide

South Divide
South Divide
South Divide

Difficulty

Well graded or maybe a bit bumpy but not technical

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Kevin Hawkins
May 18, 2024
SxS
Open
Normal
Dusty
Muddy/Wet
Washboard
Dry and dusty in most areas, some side roads and trails are still snow covered in spots and not passable but should be open in a few more day if it stays nice.
Gavin F
Apr 19, 2024
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Nice gravel road until forest service land then it's unmaintained and rutted. it adventully becomes snow covered at 8500ft on the straight away hill (near cattle ponds) before the old roubideau TH and patches before that, imagine it's still unpassable due to snow past old roubideau th unless your in a crazy modified 4x4 or Atv/utv. Send it! I don't know for sure you can't make it, I just turned around instead of getting to crazy and stuck!
Jade M
Mar 05, 2024
2017 Subaru Outback
Temporarily Closed
Posted Sign
closed due to not being plowed

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