Accessible Trailheads

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Accessible Trailheads

Postby ledhead69 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:03 pm

I'm looking at hitting a 14er this weekend, but don't have a good winter vehicle for Colorado. Any ideas on decent winter routes that are accessible with 2WD? I'll be in Colorado Springs and would prefer something within 3 hours.

Thanks for your help!

-Joe
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Re: Accessible Trailheads

Postby peter303 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:15 pm

Dont look up! Or you might see one.

Quandry from Hoosier Pass.
Longs Peak (very ice technical)
Torreys from Loveland Pass (technical at Grizzly)
How far is Cottonwood plowed? That would be Yale.
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Re: Accessible Trailheads

Postby CO Native » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:17 pm

These are usually accessible year round in a 2wd vehicle

Pikes - Barr
Yale - Avalanche Gulch
Quandary - Quandary
La Plata - Highway 82
Shavano - Angel of Shavano
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Re: Accessible Trailheads

Postby Scott P » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:42 pm

In addition to the above, Elbert South Trailhead and Princeton from near the hot springs as well.
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Re: Accessible Trailheads

Postby Gabe » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:48 pm

ledhead69 wrote:I'm looking at hitting a 14er this weekend, but don't have a good winter vehicle for Colorado. Any ideas on decent winter routes that are accessible with 2WD? I'll be in Colorado Springs and would prefer something within 3 hours.

Thanks for your help!

-Joe


A group of us are doing Quandry on Sunday. I'm leaving that morning (4:30ish) from the Springs and coming back afterward as well if you were wanting to come along.
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Re: Accessible Trailheads

Postby ledhead69 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:19 pm

Thanks, guys! That should keep me busy for the next few weeks I'm in town.

-Joe
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Re: Accessible Trailheads

Postby rijaca » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:43 pm

Dex wrote:Is Belford/Missori plowed in the winter?


No.
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Re: Accessible Trailheads

Postby Vincopotamus » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:54 pm

I climbed Bierstadt on Tuesday the 5th and Guanella Pass can be easily driven from the Grant side to the winter closure (2 miles below the trailhead) by a 2WD vehicle. There were icy and snowpacked spots but nothing beyond that.
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