Anyone been up to Iowa Gulch Trailhead or Dyer Mountain lately?

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Anyone been up to Iowa Gulch Trailhead or Dyer Mountain lately?

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Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anybody has been up to Iowa Gulch to access Dyer Mountain in recent days? Is the road clear up to the trailhead yet?
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Re: Anyone been up to Iowa Gulch Trailhead or Dyer Mountain lately?

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I believe it is still closed for sink hole repair:

https://www.lakecountyco.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=63
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Chicago Transplant wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 11:07 am I believe it is still closed for sink hole repair:

https://www.lakecountyco.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=63
Anyone know the status of the Iowa Gulch TH road (2) now? How far up can you get? Sink hole repaired??
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Re: Anyone been up to Iowa Gulch Trailhead or Dyer Mountain lately?

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greenonion wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 4:15 pm
Chicago Transplant wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 11:07 am I believe it is still closed for sink hole repair:

https://www.lakecountyco.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=63
Anyone know the status of the Iowa Gulch TH road (2) now? How far up can you get? Sink hole repaired??
No change. Still closed. You can use the dump road (CR6) or cut across 5th street and that’ll get you above where the sinkhole is. You will need high clearance 4x4 for the dump road.

Iowa gulch trailhead is also a loooong ways from being dry as well. Once you get to the actual dirt road part, you can only go about a mile up. So you’ll still have 2 extra miles of road skinning/skating each way.
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Re: Anyone been up to Iowa Gulch Trailhead or Dyer Mountain lately?

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aholle88 wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:11 pm
greenonion wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 4:15 pm
Chicago Transplant wrote: Wed May 01, 2024 11:07 am I believe it is still closed for sink hole repair:

https://www.lakecountyco.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=63
Anyone know the status of the Iowa Gulch TH road (2) now? How far up can you get? Sink hole repaired??
No change. Still closed. You can use the dump road (CR6) or cut across 5th street and that’ll get you above where the sinkhole is. You will need high clearance 4x4 for the dump road.

Iowa gulch trailhead is also a loooong ways from being dry as well. Once you get to the actual dirt road part, you can only go about a mile up. So you’ll still have 2 extra miles of road skinning/skating each way.
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i enjoy offroading and have a more capable vehicle than driver

dyer mountain is not even slightly worth the pinstripes i got from that BS. 0/10, do not recommend, one of my poorer route choices, would not repeat the dump road
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Travis_754 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:52 am Hey Tim, yeah I was up there last weekend and the road was clear to the trailhead. No issues with snow or mud.
Sink hole closure not an issue anymore?
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Re: Anyone been up to Iowa Gulch Trailhead or Dyer Mountain lately?

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greenonion wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:19 pm
Travis_754 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:52 am Hey Tim, yeah I was up there last weekend and the road was clear to the trailhead. No issues with snow or mud.
Sink hole closure not an issue anymore?
CR2 is still closed and will be closed for the forseeable future. You need to take the dump road (CR6) or cut over from CR1 to CR2. This will not change for a long time based on how slow they were last year at fixing it when it was closed for the entire year. I will update the TH conditions when this status changes.
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Re: Anyone been up to Iowa Gulch Trailhead or Dyer Mountain lately?

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aholle88 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:47 pm
greenonion wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 2:19 pm
Travis_754 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 10:52 am Hey Tim, yeah I was up there last weekend and the road was clear to the trailhead. No issues with snow or mud.
Sink hole closure not an issue anymore?
CR2 is still closed and will be closed for the forseeable future. You need to take the dump road (CR6) or cut over from CR1 to CR2. This will not change for a long time based on how slow they were last year at fixing it when it was closed for the entire year. I will update the TH conditions when this status changes.
Thank you. Was assuming the last poster meant they drove up to TH. I missed something, but won’t plan on the road being open all the way up. Am not interested in the dump road for what I may be doing up there. Thanks again for this update
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