Trailhead:  Huerfano/Lily Lake
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  RJansen77
 Date of Info:  04/22/2012
 Date Posted:  04/22/2012
We made it 20.3 miles past the initial turnoff from CO 69 (so ~2.2 miles before the trailhead) in a 2wd Mazda 3. Despite this, I wouldn‘t recommend taking a low clearance vehicle up this road right now, the sections between the ranches are quite rough, and even by removing some rocks from the road and getting out of the car to increase the clearance over the rougher sections, we bottomed out many times.

At present it is impossible to drive further than 20.3 miles due to numerous snow drifts that will likely take a couple more weeks to melt out. Also, there are at least 4 trees across the road that will need to be cut before you can make it to the trailhead.

 Comments or Questions

04/23/2012 04:57
If you need me, I'll be spending the next week caressing/inspecting/apologizing to poor, poor Blue Lightning.

Matt Lemke

Looks like it's time to wait
04/23/2012 13:07
for less snow to do these peaks. Thanks for the reports.

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