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West Fork to Courthouse

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Can anyone tell me about the road clearance/access for Courthouse Mountain on West Fork road? A friend of mine asked me if she could take her low clearance Subaru, but I didn't have an answer for her. I've been having a difficult time trying to independently find this info.

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Re: West Fork to Courthouse

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Yes, from Ridgway the road is 2WD for a long ways up through the basin, turning 4WD approximately directly east of Courthouse Mountain itself. I can't say what the road is like from US 50 past Silver Jack Reservoir, but from Ridgway it's 2WD to where you need to go.

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Thank you!
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It is also easy 2wd from the north approach from Cimarron (between Gunni and Montrose) past Silver Jack Reservoir. I had my Corolla up there twice last year. Zero problems.
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Re: West Fork to Courthouse

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I have driven in from 50 to get to the Middle Cimarron trailhead and that road was in good shape too from what I remember (I left it by Silver Jack Reservoir). I have also driven over Owl Creek Pass to get to Courthouse and concur with Supra that your friend's car will be fine. Its a little washboard, but no clearance issues. The only part I can't account for first hand is the stretch from Silver Jack to the turnoff for for the road to Courthouse.
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