|Trailhead:||South Colony Lakes
Sangre de Cristo
|Date of Info:||08/12/2012|
Lots of opinions about this road so I‘ll give mine. Long story short, my 4x4 Patriot made it just fine.
More detailed: There were (for me) two tricky sections, the 2nd being more so than the 1st. The first rocky outcrop section is more about tire placement than power to get up. The 2nd is more about power and keeping traction.
I put on 4x4 only for one spot - the 2nd steep rocky section which was almost too much for a 4 cylinder to handle without a running start. I don‘t have pictures of these rocky areas... my apologies.
9 inches of clearance was plenty. I‘d recommend at least a 6 inch clearance for vehicles that attempt this road.
Of all the vehicles at the upper TH, mine was definitely on the lower side of capability there. Didn‘t see any passenger cars.