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Mill Creek Trailhead

Posted By: Eagle Eye
Info: The gate and the campsites loop road are still open/drivable.
Posted By: Eagle Eye
Info: The main road CR 30 is very well plowed. Someone dug through a snowplow snowbank at the bridge entrance to Mill Creek TH (campgrounds area) allowing passage. The loop road through the many campgrounds is driveable but has not been plowed/is in deep drifts of snow.
Posted By: BillShatner
Info: Dry all the way to the TH. Great condition, even for 2wd.
Posted By: Tornadoman
Info: Road is in excellent shape; dry and accessible to any vehicle. Minimal bumps.
Posted By: JtheChemE
Info: Road was plowed and mostly snowpacked, with just a few icy sections. Currently any car can make it to Mill Creek, and on to Cataract. The Mill Creek gated pulloff has space for 3-4 cars.
Posted By: Squirrellysquirrel
Info: Plowed, yet snow covered, accessible with AWD/FWD. Extensive powder exists off-road and is akin to quicksand. Mill Creek Campground is closed, but can part at the gate to access TH.
Posted By: Squirrellysquirrel
Info: Potentially icy conditions in the morning, accessible for 2WD.
Posted By: angelmagnet1
Info: TH is accessible to any 2WD vehicle. Last 7 miles is dirt and the final 3.5Mi have patches of ice on the road but its wide and flat with no steep sections. Parking space limited to 3 or 4 vehicles.
Posted By: supranihilest
Info: The road is plowed past the Mill Creek Campground all the way to Cataract Gulch. There’s patches of ice, snow, and mud on the road but I had no trouble in a Civic. The small parking lot at the campground is dry and can hold 3-5 vehicles.
Posted By: Kiefer
Info: Mill Creek Road (FSR 637) is plowed to the water treatment plant/ponds. It’s about 1.5 miles. Beware though, there are EXTREMELY icy sections on this road. As we found out, the entire vehicle will slide.

There’s room for perhaps 4-5 vehicles at the top of the road (treatment ponds). And a huge ice flow at the parking lot for good measure.
Posted By: WildWanderer
Info: Easy 2wd access to the trailhead. I just drove around the campground and not one spot was taken. I stayed at the Williams Creek Campground where I was the only one there. I talked to the camp host: I was their first camper this year. People are afraid you cant access the trailheads and that the citys going to flood. County Road 30 is open 11 miles in: a mile past the Mill Creek Campground. The host told me this area is in no danger of flooding. The city looks like a ghost town over Memorial Day weekend. Please consider a trip here... and buy gas and lunch as well: they depend on tourism and this years avalanches are going to hurt their economy.
Posted By: Aphelion
Info: Road to the trailhead is gated off and closed to all vehicle/foot traffic, due to uncleared avalanche debris and lingering avy danger.
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Campground still open and the peaks are still mostly-dry
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Open and dry. Campground is also open.
Posted By: JQDivide
Info: Road was nearly clear from the lake to Mill Creek, just a couple of spots of packed snow/ice. Any vehicle can make the TH, until the next big snow.
Elk and Deer: Be careful driving at night from Monarch Pass to Gunni: Deer all along the road. From Blue Mesa to Powderhorn: Elk herds crossing the road. And the rest of the way in to LC, deer.
Posted By: Kelly M
Info: Easy 2WD access to Mill Creek Campground. A few areas of packed snow. We made it with no issues in a Nissan Altima.
Posted By: BobbyFinn
Info: Easy 2WD access. Plowed to and beyond the TH.
Posted By: WillRobnett
Info: Dry road and dry trail up to 13,000!
Posted By: Yikes
Info: Road is dry to campground. There is a trail to Sunshine immediately across the road (look for a green power box about 50 feet to the west); we didn‘t hike east the mentioned quarter mile.
Posted By: --bb--
Info: Road easily accessible by car. Parking dry with a few potholes.
Posted By: San Juan Ron
Info: The road is kept clear all winter and rarely will you have problems. As of late-April, CR-30 to Mill Creek was completely dry and the same goes for the Shelf Road up to Silver Creek/Grizzly Gulch. The SC/GG TH is around 5 miles beyond the Mill Creek campground via the Shelf Road.
Posted By: Lyssah
Info: Road is clear of snow all the way to the small parking lot, but is impossible to make without the aid of a 4WD. Due to the recent rain the entire road is one huge mudhole. My party left our civics at the start of 15-GG which is where the road gets impassable by 2WD.
Posted By: San Juan Ron
Info: Road is fine. You can make it with a car.
Posted By: SarahT
Info: Road to the TH is in excellent shape. Drove a truck up it, but a car might make it - a little steep in at least one place.
Posted By: mouser
Info: Road in excellent shape, easily reachable by passenger cars. Plenty of room for camping. No snow.

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