Trailhead:  Baldwin Gulch
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  MonGoose
 Date of Info:  07/09/2011
 Date Posted:  07/12/2011
This is a legitimate 4WD, jeep trail. You should know how to maneuver a vehicle over loose rocks and pick your way up the trail. I drove in my stock Jeep Cherokee and it took me about 45 minutes to go the 3 miles to the first creek crossing. After this the road appears to become easier (I hiked it) to 13,500‘. I never bottomed out but it took some technical driving. There are a few places where you need to be very careful not to ding your oil pan. Don‘t be afraid to get out and move a big rock out of the trail or build up small rocks around it so you can drive over. Go slow and use your low gears. If your passengers complain of whiplash tell them to quit whining. The road is plenty wide and there are numerous places to pass other vehicles. Good Luck!

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