Have not seen yet that Poughkeepsie, Black Bear or Sydney Basin are open. There are several resources on Facebook, here's one updated yesterday:Any definite information and/or announcement from the organizers which trails are now open or still to open during the Summit? Would anyone know if Poughkeepsie, Black Bear Pass & Sydney Basin are now open?
The way I'm reading this ^^^ if that it isn't on there saying it's open, then it's currently closed.To help you plan, we’ve outlined what is currently available and what we predict based on County progress. Don't let the idea of not getting over the summits deter you from enjoying the lower elevation beauty!
In summary, Ophir and Last Dollar are OPEN. South Mineral Springs to Clear Lake is OPEN to treeline. Cunningham Gulch is OPEN. East Dallas is OPEN. Yankee Boy to Twin Falls is OPEN. Red Mountain Town is OPEN. Owl Creek is OPEN. Corkscrew is OPEN nearly to the final switchbacks on the Ironton side.
The dozers have been running for several weeks now, where normally they let the sun do its thing and then run them to clear up a few spots. Several of us from Colorado FJ Cruisers will be up starting Saturday 7/13 to pre-run trails and scout what's open. Between that and the official intel that the Summit directors are getting, I'd definitely expect some changes to the trail routes this year. Which trails and how they're changing, we may not know until a day or two before the event.
If you've got any spare money to invest, buy a brewery in Ouray then sell it back in the fall there will be a lot of beer consumed in the coming weeks.