Trailhead:  West Winfield
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  Barb1957
 Date of Info:  07/15/2018
 Date Posted:  07/15/2018
 Status Update




 Comments or Questions
pbarn
Winfield
07/15/2018 20:15
Hey, I did both Huron and La Plata last week in a Jeep Liberty with 7.9 clearance.

I actually think Huron was slightly tougher. It had more undulating surfaces. La Plata had quite a few medium size rocks across the trail but most of these could be easily navigated around in a lower clearance vehicle. A few stream crossings but these were low last week (a few inches).

Once you get to the right hand turn off near the trailhead, stop and park. You won€„˘t get any further than that.

Hope that helps.


Barb1957
Thanks
07/16/2018 04:58
Thanks for the information pbarn


WINBOYS
La plata sw trailhead
07/16/2018 16:09
Did that one today.go slow. Don't try the last 200 yard slope.


WINBOYS
La plata sw trailhead
07/16/2018 16:09
Did that one today.go slow. Don't try the last 200 yard slope.


pbarn
Hey Barb
07/16/2018 20:40
Let us know how you go.


Barb1957
We made it.
07/18/2018 05:17
Made it to the meadow and hiked from there. Thanks.
Can you help with Antero, uncompahgre, wetterhorn or snefflrs? Thanks.


pbarn
Great
07/18/2018 09:27
Great news. And looks like we€„˘ve been looking at the same mountains.

I started on Baldwin Gulch yesterday, and tbh reversed out. Didn€„˘t like it at all. I may have been over cautious but I could see me ripping something apart on a tall rock.

The two trails on Winfield are ranked 3 for difficulty on this site, whereas Baldwin is a 4. I could see why.

Maybe it€„˘s just the start that€„˘s tough, because from the photos once you€„˘re on the mountain it looks ok.

I deinftelt think you need some high clearance (higher than my 7.9) and solid AT tires.

That€„˘s just my thoughts.



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