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Mt. Antero 4WD road

Postby waller19 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:49 am

Is the 4WD road up Antero actually a "jeep road", like Como, or a 4WD road that a longer vehicle, like a lifted, full size pick up truck can do? Looking to go up Saturday. Thanks!

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Re: Mt. Antero 4WD road

Postby sunny1 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:56 am

Hey Erin, I took a full size, extended cab Chevy Silverado up that road - it is narrow and has very few pull outs, making passing other traffic tough, but still doable. I stopped around 11,000 ft, just above the stream crossing.
I went up very early in the a.m., no passing issues then, but upon exit in the eve, it was challenging!

Good luck!
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Re: Mt. Antero 4WD road

Postby waller19 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:02 am

Hey Nancy! I remember your truck. It's comparable to what I may be using Saturday. Thanks for the info! :)

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Re: Mt. Antero 4WD road

Postby AlexMack » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:00 am

I've been wondering the same myself, after years of driving a mid size Ford Ranger I've got an F-150 and it is more limiting in where you can take it off-road. Especially if you actually care about your ride!

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Re: Mt. Antero 4WD road

Postby Andymcp1 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:36 am

The road up Antero is not near as bad as the description seems. I personally thought the lower portion of the road was far worse, and the higher you got the better it was. We were able to get a stock 4 door jeep up to the parking spots at the very top with no problem. We never had to back up to make turns. With a pickup truck you should be just fine to make it up in my opinion.

We originally planned to park at tree line and hike it up, but if you can make it to there, you can drive all the way no problem.

This road is nothing like the road to Lake Como- more like the road to Castle or Conundrum.

good luck and enjoy.

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Re: Mt. Antero 4WD road

Postby boudreaux » Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:33 am

I saw a stock 90's Ford Ranger P/U at 12,000' on 6/24. Hopefully the snowdrift at 12,800' is gone by now!
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Re: Mt. Antero 4WD road

Postby waller19 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:42 pm

Thanks for the info, everyone! We will be giving it a go tomorrow (saturday 6 Jul) in a full size F-150.

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Re: Mt. Antero 4WD road

Postby Gabriel » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:56 pm

I was able to drive my stock 06 F-150 to the end of the road without a problem. Several of the last switchbacks require backing up to make sharp turns, but nothing real difficult.

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