Trailhead:  Baldwin Gulch
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  langecorya
 Date of Info:  08/29/2020
 Date Posted:  08/29/2020
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I drove a stock 1999 Chevy Tahoe up to 11,800 ft. We could have taken the Tahoe all the way to the top but wanted to stop at tree line to camp and then hike from tree line the next morning. Time from trailhead to tree line took 45 minutes. I never hit the bottom of my Tahoe but would imagine that anything with much smaller clearance (Subaru outback) would struggle to not scrape the bottom. Any vehicle with good clearance and a driver who knows good tire placement could get to the top of this road. The creek crossings were simple with firm rock bases to drive over. Above tree line the trail gets tremendously easier and turns into a basic dirt road. Higher you go, the easier it gets. Overall, really fun off road that will test your abilities.

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