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Urad Mine TH/Road access

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Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby mikemalick » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:17 am

The road was closed last year for major construction and the last TH status entry stated the construction was supposed to be complete May 2013: http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/trailheads2.php?thparm=xx9919604201209253615. Does anyone know if that construction did wrap up and the road to the TH open? I am considering the full Woods/Parnassus/Bard/Robeson/Englemann loop for sometime in August ala this TR minus the snow: http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=9609

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Re: Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby Tempelton » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:30 pm

Bump.

Thinking of doing this in the near future, too. If no one responds, I'll just go for it and post what I find!

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Re: Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby ShaunLaws » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:19 pm

Not sure if this is useful to you still but we headed to the Urad Mine TH on 7/21/2013 with the intention of doing the Ruby Creek Circuit (Woods, Parnassus, Bard, Robeson, Engelmann), only to find a gate across the road and a security guard sitting in a truck. He told us it was originally due to re-open this year, but is now only expected to re-ope in 2014 (no specific date given).

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Re: Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby mikemalick » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:24 pm

Ya...a real bummer to my loop plans. Just the other day the TH status for Urad was updated indicating just what you said although that post was a little more specific in stating May 2014! :(

http://14ers.com/php14ers/trailheads2.php?thparm=xx9919604201209253615

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Re: Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby Tempelton » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:20 pm

Now that May 2014 has come and gone, has anybody been up to the Urad Mine TH this summer? Anybody know if it's open yet?

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Re: Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby mikemalick » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:29 pm

I tell ya...that whole TH situation is a pain. I've been wondering the same thing. I will be in the Georgetown area this coming Sunday. My plan is to stop by Urad on the way back home. I will post an update if I make it there.

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Re: Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby B[3] » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:29 am

The road is open, with parking at the SWA. We did the full Engelmann, Robeson, Bard, Parnassus, Woods loop July 1, and snow wasn't an issue (there was some postholing on the way up Bard and between Bard and Parnassus, but it wasn't bad; we didn't feel the need for an axe or microspikes).
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Re: Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby mikemalick » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:33 am

Awesome...great news! I can finally get that loop in.

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Re: Urad Mine TH/Road access

Postby Tempelton » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:04 am

Great! Thanks for the update.

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