Trailhead:  Baldwin Gulch
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  Boomerang
 Date of Info:  06/03/2012
 Date Posted:  06/03/2012
Road is drivable to 12,750‘ if you so choose, where there‘s an ample two - three parking spaces. As of today there was a very large snow drift just beyond this point which made it impassable from there. Once that snow, and a few lighter patches above melt (probably just a week without any additional) you could conceivable drive to 13,400 - 13,600‘ in just about any narrower track suv/4wd vehicle (midsize or smaller with clearance). We parked at 11,400 and I continuously noted pull outs to make it, and turn around at all the way up as mentioned above. The road is not for ATV‘s only, yet with snow on the sides it makes it narrow, right now. The first half to the creek is by far the hardest portion of the drive, with larger rocks along the way, and bottoming out in some areas, but if you‘re not worried about gaining 3,000‘ of elevation on your hike you can get pretty close to the summit. Would not recommend wider full sized SUV‘s, or Trucks though as the road is definitely Jeep width.

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