Trailhead:  South Colony Lakes
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  James Scott
 Date of Info:  07/21/2009
 Date Posted:  07/21/2009
The road up to South Colony is, in my opinion, much worst than last year. Last Sept, I drove my CRV to the trailhead, surprised at how easy it was, and I never bottomed out. On 7/21/09 I tried to make the same drive in the same vehicle, and it was disasterous. It was dark, so I pushed farther than I should have, but eventually stalled out on a steep section covered with loose gravel. I bottomed out a few times before giving up 1.6 miles from the trailhead. On the way down, I was stunned at what I made it past the night before. I had no business being there in a CRV. My recommendation is a CRV type vehicle could make it to the river crossing with come creative driving, but after that, it is truly a 4x4 road. Nasty.

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