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Crags Trailhead

Posted By: chrishjunge
Info: Road and trail are in good condition. In the case of fresh snow, be prepared with snowshoes and/or micro-spikes.
Posted By: WildWanderer
Info: Gate still open to Crags Trailhead, but it’s icy in spots.
Posted By: sdicenso
Info: The road is still open to the trailhead. Snowpacked past the Mennonite Camp, some slick spots. There were cars and AWD SUV’s that made it there. Don’t park in front of the gate to the Crags Campground as SAR might need access there if they get called out on a mission, as I saw one person do.
Posted By: wanderlust073
Info: Road dry and good condition end to end. Ample parking 630a on a Saturday. Still a spot or two when I left early afternoon.
Posted By: rcpelikan
Info: The road to the trailhead is in excellent condition. I did find it very sandy, and in a 2wd vehicle, had my rear end slip quite a bit on the descent. Use caution when taking turns, especially when passing an oncoming vehicle.
Posted By: MaryinColorado
Info: Road is clear all the way to the trailhead. 2WD friendly, nice and smooth most of the way.
Posted By: gwright
Info: Crags campground is open. The trail from campground is littered with fallen trees for the first mile making a difficult navigation by headlamp.
Posted By: marksilas
Info: Gate just above the church camp was open on 5/31. Road up to the main Crags TH was dry.
Posted By: JQDivide
Info: Gate was still closed today.
Posted By: Eagle Eye
Info: The road up to the gate was fine, parking was plentiful! The gate is closed. The road past the gate is also clear/dry. The men’s bathroom is unlocked at the summer TH, but no TP. Womens bathroom is locked.
Posted By: AndrewJCraigie
Info: Gate to the campground still closed - not much snow on the road up to the gate. A bit muddy by the end of the day.
Posted By: madmattd
Info: No issues to the Mennonite Camp - dirt and a shallow amount of packed snow/ice. The short stretch past the camp to the gate (~1/4mi) had not been plowed since the last snow storm(s) - 4-5" of light, fluffy snow on the road with only a couple sets of tire tracks through it. FWD and snow-rated tires was sufficient, but marginal in the lot itself. By the end of the day, enough vehicle traffic had come through to flatten out most of the snow on the road and by the gate, so it should be fine now. Lots of room for parking.
Posted By: ssowalskie
Info: The road to the gate is pretty well-maintained right now, with only a light amount of snow present. Parking available for probably 10 cars, maybe more. The restrooms at the actual campground are closed.
Posted By: mtn14
Info: The dirt road leading to the winter trailhead might be one of the best maintained roads in the state. Maybe I just happened to go on a good day, but its a nice dirt road.
Posted By: Jay521
Info: Gate is closed.
Posted By: Jim Davies
Info: According to the Forest Service, the "No Parking" signs by the gate will be removed when the gate closes for the season (around December 1st).
Posted By: elevatedtv
Info: Winter gate and TH parking still open (Crags Campground). Compact snow and ice in places starting about a mile in, AWD vehicles should be fine. This may change soon w upcoming storm cycles.
Posted By: johngorman31
Info: There are now "No Parking" signs all around the winter closure gate. I spoke with the Forest Service and they confirmed that any parking at the gate is not allowed. The nearby Mennonite camp is also known to tow any unauthorized vehicles that park on their property. The FS person I talked to said that technically any spot not marked "No Parking," not blocking the road or a gate, and not on Mennonite camp land is a legal parking spot. So winter access is still possible if you can find a legal spot and you’re willing to add the miles to your round trip.

But for now, the winter gate is still open and there is thin snow cover on the road above the Mennonite camp.
Posted By: bfaulkne
Info: The gate is still open to the summer trailhead, but the road is covered in snow beyond the Mennonite Camp. I imagine 2wd could probably still make it as the snow is not very deep, but chains might be helpful.
Posted By: Evan_Hikes
Info: Clear all the way to the trailhead, a sedan could make this without hesitation. A few handfuls of cars by 5:00, fairly full when returning at 1:30.
Posted By: ultrarungreg97
Info: Just there on 8/1 - Monday. There was plenty of parking at the trailhead at 6:30 am. Road still smooth getting to the trailhead. Bathrooms were clean!
Posted By: Jim Davies
Info: The road was just graded, and is smooth enough for any vehicle (for now).
Posted By: rower
Info: Conditions were good, Campground was clean. Weather was cold.
Posted By: jmfb3
Info: Open and clear of any snow
Posted By: solson_ski
Info: Gate is open

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