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Route #3) Tabeguache Peak - Southwest Ridge (CLOSED)  


Difficulty: Class 2 
Exposure:Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area.
Summit Elev.:14,155 feet
Trailhead Elev.:10,500 feet
Elevation Gain:3,700 feet
RT Length:6.25 miles
Trailhead:Jennings Creek New Update
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Author:BillMiddlebrook
Last Updated:8/2014
 
TH:  

Drive to the intersection of U.S. 285 and U.S. 50 in Poncha Springs. Go west on U.S. 50 for 6 miles and turn right on County Road (CR) 240. After 3 miles, CR 240 turns to dirt. Continue 0.6 mile to the Angel of Shavano trailhead, campground and picnic area. After the campground, the road turns to 4WD. You’ll see a sign here stating the Jennings Creek access is "closed" but that only refers to the old, southwest ridge route, NOT the west ridge. Continue another 3.8 miles to reach the unmarked trailhead on the right. The total drive from U.S. 50 is approx. 7.6 miles. There’s parking for 2 or 3 vehicles but you’ll also find some pull-offs along the road, 0.25 mile below the trailhead and 0.4 mile above. Since the trailhead signs have been removed, it‘s easy to miss; here are the coordinates: N 38.60050, W 106.27888

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