Trailhead:  Nellie Creek
San Juan Mountains
 Posted By:  rambis_21
 Date of Info:  10/19/2013
 Date Posted:  10/20/2013
Car camped at the start of the Nellie Creek Road start of Henson Rd out of Lake City. No snow at the start. Headed up Nellie Creek Rd 6:30 am. Road was dry past the first creek crossing then had maybe 1 inch to 2 inches of snow on the north facing switchbacks of the road. The 2nd creek crossing was flowing but had lots of ice/snow on the road and around the edges of the water seeing it was easily mid-teens in temp. this morning. My friend‘s Xterra crossed no problem. The last quarter mile had about 4 inches of snow max under tree coverage. We crept slowly slipping in the snowy areas but luckily the road is not steep at all so it was easy to get to the TH. As of yesterday, the road is still very passable all the way to the TH. Get up there soon if you want to still make the TH! The road is not bad at all but would agree a long wheel base vehicle may bottom out on 2 spots where there are small washout ridges in the road. Snow hiked Uncompahgre with success!

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