Depending on what you're riding, you might get some nasty surprises. With all the late snows, mudslides, avalanches, etc - the area around Telluride/Ouray/Silverton/Lake City is pretty beat up. We rode out of Lake City last week and had a good time, but it was challenging on big bikes (KTM 1190's). Lots of quad/SxS traffic have chewed the roads up. Day 1, we went over Cinnamon through Animas Forks and to Silverton coming back Engineer. Just south of Animas Forks an avalanche had blocked the road and a trench was cut through to reopen the road. While the Alpine Loop had been decent roads for a big bike when I was there 10 years ago, they are now pretty beat up and studded with sharp rocks well placed to puncture tires/tubes. Take patches/plugs. I last rode Ophir in '08 and it was a relative breeze on a GSA. This year, there is what seemed to be a mile of baby head scree on the west side of the pass. It wasn't fun on a big bike, but we made it through and enjoyed a nice lunch in Telluride. Honestly though, if I had known what it was like, I'd have avoided Ophir and had a nice lunch in Ouray instead. Still an enjoyable, challenging week, which is what I wanted. Honestly though, I won't base any future rides from Lake City.