Trailhead:  Baldwin Gulch
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  denvermikey
 Date of Info:  11/03/2012
 Date Posted:  11/04/2012
Three ice patches to cross in the first 3/4 mile or so. Passable by keeping one side of vehicle on dry ground. Then 2 more much trickier patches just before the 4wd parking/trail junction. Can be done carefully, keep momentum and find some of the rocks & dirt protruding through the ice for traction. Keep in mind that it is trickier on the way back down. It takes decent clearance (especially on the way back) to cross the creek due to the way the ice has formed and broken, with the drop-off into the creek. Can make it about .2 miles past the creek crossing but then you hit the ice monster. About 150 yards of solid, thick ice that I don‘t even know if any vehicle can make it up or if it‘s even worth trying. There are spots to pull over just before you hit the worst of the ice. No snow left on any of the road, just plenty of ice.

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