Peak:  Rito Alto Peak (13er)
 Route:  From Hermit Pass
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  BillMiddlebrook
 Date of Information:  07/06/2011
 Date Posted:  07/07/2011

Hermit Pass road is dry all the way up to a small patch of snow below the pass. The south ridge up Rito Alto is also dry.

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  • Comments or Questions

So you drove the road?
07/07/2011 15:43
How is the road, worth driving up there or a punishment on vehicle and body?


07/07/2011 23:04
I drove to 11k, just below Hermit Lake. I have an extended pickup and it's slow going but I never touched the skid plates or anything else. The road is 4WD for 4 miles to reach the Hermit Lake area. Plenty of pull-offs and camp spots along the road.

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