San Juan Mountains
|Date of Info:||09/21/2013|
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TAKE ANYTHING OTHER THAN A 4WD HIGH CLEARANCE VEHICLE UP THIS ROAD.
Took my friend‘s 2008 Toyota Tundra, V8 Engine, 10" clearance and a 10 1/2 ft wheelbase. As others have reported, big rocks aren‘t the issue, it‘s the perpendicular bumps in the road. So you want to be careful with a large wheelbase vehicle like this one.
First stream crossing at 1.9 miles, second at 2.7. Neither were a problem, estimate 4-6" of water maximum. Ironically, the only problem I had was at the trailhead, the last tenth of a mile, because of the long wheelbase there were a couple of bumps where I scraped the runnerboards. If you have a long wheelbase vehicle, park at the first set of spaces at the trailhead (near the toilet), not the last ones, those last few feet aren‘t worth it.
Toilet is still closed, presumably for the season. See my Uncompaghre trip report of 9-21-13 for more pictures.
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