My Rimrocker Journey

By Victor Rogers In July, I soloed the trek in my FJ all the way from Virginia. It was intense and like no other road trip i had ever taken. During this time in my life, I am enduring quite a hard season. My family is separated. Travel is hard. My business is struggling at times. Sensing direction can…

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Montrose County – Shavano Gateway Project: One Step Closer

Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County received a positive step forward for the Shavano Gateway Project today: the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) informed the county that there was no significant impact noted following an environmental assessment.  At this time, the BLM will move forward to consider a lease of approximately 44 acres of public land to Montrose County.  Ultimately, the…

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It’s Open!

VICTORY! It’s time to ride the #RimrockerTrail . . . let’s see your photos! To check on road conditions in the U.S. Forest Service-Manti-La Sal National Forest, please visit:https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd611355.pdf The roads at higher elevations on the trail are muddy and there is snow present, so please drive appropriately and carry necessary equipment. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2019   Contact: Katie…

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6/7/19 Public Service Announcement from U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests (GMUG)

CLOSURE: Plowing operations continue on 90 Road and Divide Road, and as a result the closures are still in place for the majority of both roads. Please see below for more from our partners at U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests. Please note that we will post all updates promptly on this website as soon as…

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6/5/2019 Trail Update

Thanks everyone for doing snow dances this winter; we think the good juju worked. These photos were taken yesterday, 6/4/19 at Pool Creek and Houser Rd on Uncompahgre Plateau. There is still a *LOT* of snow up there. Our Road and Bridge crews are working hard to get things opened up! 

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6/4/2019 Trail Update

June 4th, 2019 Rimrocker Trail Update — 90 Road (National Forest System Road #540) and Divide Road (NSFR #402) remain closed due to snow on the roads. In some places snow depth is still up to 4 feet. 90 Rd is open up to Divide. Beyond the closure, Divide Road is impassable and should not be attempted.

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Katie Yergensen, Montrose County County Public Information Officer and Jon Waschbusch, Montrose Deputy County Manager speak about the Rimrocker Trail route and amenities on the West End of Montrose County this week at The Forum Montrose. Greg Larson Field Manager Uncompahgre Field Office, speaks about the proposed Shavano Gateway Recreation Area and the Rimrocker Trail.

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Trail Conditions as of 4/10/19

Craig and Katie Johnson attempted the Rimrocker yesterday from Montrose – Moab and were thwarted by snow. Their jeep has 35s, lockers, and they even aired down to 20psi, but the ice below the snow held them back. Thanks Craig & Katie for the great update on conditions!     

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