Trailhead:  South Colony Lakes
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Kinesiologyman
 Date of Info:  05/26/2008
 Date Posted:  05/26/2008
The South Colony lakes road is still socked in with snow. You can drive about 2 miles beyond the lower parking lot (almost to the Rainbow Trailhead). After that, you can hike without snowshoes the additional 3.5 miles to the upper trailhead. There are several great parking/camping spots where the road becomes impassable. I would estimate the snow is about 10+ feet deep at the upper trailhead. Snowshoes are mandatory beyond the upper trailhead and a few of the slopes are sketchy, so be aware of avalanche danger.

I don‘t see this road being clear until late June!

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