Trailhead:  Crags Campground
Front Range
 Posted By:  Crestoner
 Date of Info:  02/16/2014
 Date Posted:  02/16/2014
I was up there last night for full-moon climb of Pikes. The road is plowed ~0.5 mile past the Mennonite Camp, then becomes dual track ruts. The track was incredibly icy...really, was like a luge run. I ran into a dug up mess that I was too timid to drive through, especially with a large rut nearly going off the road. I backed up ~250 feet to the "parking lot" for those low trailheads, and began walking the ~1 mile to the Crags TH. I soon came upon a flat-bed tow truck doing a 24-point turn around...soon after that was a full-sized pickup, hopelessly stuck. The guys had been out there since 3:00 was now 9:00 pm. Past them, the track had many spots with spruce boughs and heavily milled snow...a lot of people had problems. For now, park low, stay unstuck, its just a 20-minute walk to the Crags parking lot.

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