Trailhead:  Fourmile Creek
Mosquito Range
 Posted By:  tmathews
 Date of Info:  12/03/2011
 Date Posted:  12/05/2011
Recent snowfall has made the road a little less accessible. That being said, the lower part of the road was packed down pretty well from traffic from houses/ranches along the road. Past the residences, on Saturday the snow got packed down by 4-5 vehicles. Once you get to the Horseshoe campground, the snow becomes deeper -- noticeably between the tire trenches. The group I was with stopped about .9 mile before the first Leavick building on the right side of the road. 4WD is essential.

 Comments or Questions

How far from US 285?
12/06/2011 03:29
I've never been to this one. How far could I safely drive from US 285 in a 2WD Camry? How many well-packed miles before it becomes sketchy and unpacked snow?


Re: 2wd camry
12/06/2011 03:54
I think we drove about 9 miles from the turnoff, but someone with a car such as Terry would be able to give a sure answer. At the end of the day the road was packed for a few hundred yards past where we had parked, as an XTerra had gotten stuck and needed to turn around. Unless the snow settles or melts considerably I wouldn't plan on getting more than 4-5 miles up the road simply because the snow is deep between the tire tracks. I feel like we barely had enough clearance in a Blazer, Jeep Wrangler and Honda CRV. Hope that helps. Also as Terry said, I feel like 4wd is essential to get anywhere on this road now. Hope that helps.

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