Peak:  Mt. Antero (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Dobbs77
 Date of Info:  08/21/2013
 Date Posted:  08/23/2013

I hiked up Mt. Antero from the Baldwin Gulch two wheel drive trailhead. The road is pretty rough and I do not recommend trying to drive a crossover SUV such as a Subaru Outback up this road. The stream crossing three miles up the trail is passable by high clearance four wheel drive vehicles. Above the creek crossing the road has pretty much turned into a small stream, but still easily passable by a four wheel drive vehicle.

At treeline the road actually improves a bit. However there are some sharp turns that longer four wheel drive vehicles may have problems with. On the way up early in the morning the only people I saw were the Weather Channel's Prospectors crew heading up the mountain in Jeeps. I ran into them later at the end of the road at 13,800 feet. It was interesting watching them do their reality show thing on the mountain. The ridge from the end of the road is a class 2 climb. Nothing too difficult but I recommend that hikers just be careful and take their time on the loose rock in order to prevent ankle or knee sprains.

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