The San Juan Region Outdoor Recreation Hotline (247-8187):
•Fire danger is very high to extreme in the San Juan region.
•Campgrounds on the San Juan Public Lands are open. Remember, it is prohibited to camp on national forest lands for more than 28 days within a continuous 60-day period (except in a developed campsite that allows a longer stay).
•Archery hunting season is Aug. 29-Sept. 27.
•Most mountain passes and roads that are open include Black Bear, California, Cinnamon, Engineer, Corkscrew, Hurricane, Imogene, South Mineral, Kennebec, Cunningham Gulch, Animas Forks, Maggie Gulch, Minnie Gulch, Mineral Point, Picayune, Placer, Stoney Pass, Roaring Fork, Scotch Creek and Ophir. Be aware that passes can vary greatly with weather conditions during the summer months.
•Most San Juan Public Lands roads are open for the season. East Fork Road is closed to vehicles wider than 50 inches. The Forest Service road to Little Molas Lake Campground on the west side of U.S. Highway 550 on Molas Pass will be closed temporarily to traffic between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday, Aug. 24-28. The campground and trailhead will remain open. Do not damage roads or drive off roads in wet areas. For road status reports, visit www. fs.fed.us/r2sanjuan/conditions/ or call 247-4874.
•Off-highway vehicles, ATVs and motorcycles must have Colorado State registrations for use on public lands in Colorado. Registrations are available through Colorado State Parks, most off-highway vehicle dealers, the San Juan Public Lands Center, Bayfield Ranger District, Pagosa Ranger District and the Dolores Public Lands Office.
•Trail conditions: Weminuche Wilderness-Flint Creek Trail is is heavily affected by deadfall and not recommended for stock. The Elk Creek Trail is impassable to stock. The Vallecito Creek bridge is out six miles north of the trailhead.
•If you have any questions regarding conditions on San Juan National Forest or BLM lands, please call 247-4874, check out the Web site at www.fs.fed. us/r2/sanjuan, or stop by the San Juan Public Lands Center in the Durango Tech Center, one-half mile west of Durango. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.