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Mt. Massive Trailhead
Added by BillMiddlebrook

Location:  Sawatch Range
14ers Served:  Mt. Massive
Road Type:  2WD, easy dirt road 1   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
2WD dirt to the TH.
Directions:  From U.S. 24 just south of Leadville, turn onto Colorado 300 and cross the railroad tracks. Drive 0.7 mile and turn left onto County Road 11 toward the Halfmoon Creek. After another 1.2 miles, turn right on the dirt road to Halfmoon Creek. Drive on the good dirt road (except for the usual washboard and potholes) for 5.3 miles to the Mt. Massive parking area on the right.
Winter Access:  Usually closed just a short distance up from where the road changes to dirt - approx. 5.3 miles below the TH.
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Date Status Information Posted By  Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2007-02-10 Attempted Massive today. Had to park at the start of the road, and hike in with snowshoes from there. You MIGHT be able to get through with a good 4x4, but not likely. Snowmobiles would work well though. lamewad         
2006-07-17 07/15/06 - Road to TH okay. Made it in my Honda Civic. Given the amount of potholes that have to be dodged I averaged around 10 mph. JasonF         
2006-07-03 OPEN, 2WD BillMiddlebrook         
2005-06-13 The road is open and clear all the way to the trailhead. chicago transplant         
2005-05-01 I drove the Halfmoon Creek Road on Wednesday April 27th. At that time it was clear of snow and passable for 2WD vehicles to the Campground (1 mile short of trailhead). It has snowed recently and there may be some snow or muddy sections along the road, but the main winter snowpack has melted out up to the campground. 4WD vehicles could continue, but there were large sections of slushy snow across the road, sometimes a foot deep or more. chicago transplant         
2005-03-07 The Halfmoon road is closed in winter - typically only a short distance from County Road 11. It normally melts out in early May. Check with the U.S. Forest Service for TH access. BillMiddlebrook         

Entrance to the trailhead – turn right (Added by: BillMiddlebrook on 2006-06-30)Trailhead parking area and start of the Colorado/Massive trails (Added by: BillMiddlebrook on 2006-06-30)

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