Peak:  Huron Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  scrambling
 Date of Info:  06/01/2012
 Date Posted:  06/01/2012

The 12-mile stretch of dirt road from U.S. 24 to Winfield is washboarded, but otherwise fine.

The 2.1 mile 4WD road from the lower to the upper trailhead is in decent shape. Clearance is probably more important than 4WD...there are 2-3 places where high-centering could be an issue W/O good clearance. Otherwise it is fine; no snow, trees, mud, etc.

The trail is in great shape up through trees. In the flat grassy area above treeline, prior to gaining the ridge, there is some snow and it is the postholy variety. However, you can serpentine a bit if you like and avoid most of it. Plus, there is not that much to begin with.

Higher up, nearing the summit, there is a bit of mud and it is a little slippery in places but it's not that bad.

This is a great hike and this seems like a good time to go.

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