Peak:  Mt. Sneffels (14er)
 Route:  From Yankee Boy Basin
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  jessebartunek
 Date of Info:  09/09/2011
 Date Posted:  09/10/2011

I was rather taken back by descriptions of the approach to the upper trailhead. The hardest part of the road is indeed the "keep right after the restroom pullout." This short section requires short wheelbase with 4wd low. However, if you go left here then stay to the right you will shortly rejoin the same road with very little difficulty. As you do pass through the creek 2x this may be difficult or impassible other times of the year. My real beef comes at the "Recommended Only Short-Wheelbase 4wd Vehicles Beyond This Point" sign. I parked my stock AWD Ford Escape at this point and hiked the beautiful roadway for a mile to the Upper Trailhead. This roadway was far nicer than most of what I had driven up the previous few miles. My take on it is if the water is low...don't stop at the restroom parking area, keep driving all the way up to the upper trailhead. And would somebody please make the description more accurate.

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