Chaffee County Road 273

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Chaffee County Road 273

Postby michaelgrundy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:00 pm

Hey,

Does anyone have any recent information on the Raspberry Gulch road (County Road 273). I am looking to possible hike on Antero or the Colorado trail and was wondering what the road conditions are like.

Thanks

Mike
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Re: Chaffee County Road 273

Postby Rarefied » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:10 am

Although I haven't been back in that area, I would expect that road to have meaningful snow/ice on it for three reasons: It tops out at nearly 10,000', I recall much of it being in the shade, and I seriously doubt that it is maintained (i.e., plowed) by the county. Also, while you didn't indicate a time frame, be aware that forecasts are for ~6" of new snow in that area over the weekend. Maybe it would be better to consider another location.

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Re: Chaffee County Road 273

Postby michaelgrundy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:59 am

Thanks so much for the info. Based on your information and the impending doom with regards to the weather, we decided to not do this hike! Thanks for saving us a trip down there!

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