Trailhead:  N. Halfmoon Creek
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  ajlavigne
 Date of Info:  07/15/2016
 Date Posted:  07/18/2016
 Status Update
There is a fair amount of erosion on the downhill side of the culvert for the small creek crossing at 10,400‘, just after the 110/110J junction. The culvert is a bit exposed (think speed bump) and sits above two bowl-shaped pot-holes. There is a high-line through the middle of these holes and another along the up-hill edge that can be used, you might just get a few scrapes from the bushes/trees. I tried to take a picture that showed the shape/depth, but the sun wasn‘t cooperating. If you slid a back wheel into the bottom of either in a non-lifted vehicle, you‘d have a hell of a time trying to get un-stuck.

The only other tricky spot is about 100 ft further up the road where some rock is exposed, but if you get past the culvert, it‘s doable.

I would recommend parking just before the culvert and hiking up the last ~.3 miles unless you have a fair amount of clearance and/or decent 4wd experience with a spotter for these two spots. As a ballpark - cars like CRVs or Rav4s are probably going high-center or bottom-out; there was a highlander at the TH when I came down, but there was also a 4-runner parked off the side of the road below the culvert.




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