Trailhead:  American Basin
San Juan Mountains
 Posted By:  colifestyle
 Date of Info:  07/16/2012
 Date Posted:  07/19/2012
Road to American Basin should not be attempted with a passenger car despite all published documents indicating it is safe.

The road is becoming severely washed out with large boulders and occasional drop offs now being exposed. It was rough in my 4x4 truck. Just last week, the largest rock slide since ‘38 totally wiped out several sections. These are now open.

The increase in traffic has made navigating the most narrow parts of the shelf hazardous.

When I return to climb sunshine and redcloud, I will rent an ATV.

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