Trailhead:  South Colony Lakes (Sangre de Cristo)
 Posted By:  Tony1
 Date of Information:  08/12/2012
 Date Posted:  08/14/2012
Lots of opinions about this road so Ill give mine. Long story short, my 4x4 Patriot made it just fine.

More detailed: There were (for me) two tricky sections, the 2nd being more so than the 1st. The first rocky outcrop section is more about tire placement than power to get up. The 2nd is more about power and keeping traction.

I put on 4x4 only for one spot - the 2nd steep rocky section which was almost too much for a 4 cylinder to handle without a running start. I don‘t have pictures of these rocky areas... my apologies.

9 inches of clearance was plenty. Id recommend at least a 6 inch clearance for vehicles that attempt this road.

Of all the vehicles at the upper TH, mine was definitely on the lower side of capability there. Didnt see any passenger cars.

  • Comments or Questions

08/15/2012 16:05
Thanks for the update. With some of the other posts I was worried about taking my 4Runner up there. It sounds like it will do just fine.


Of Course
08/16/2012 05:01
No problem! Yeah, the road will be cake for your 4Runner.


One more...
08/27/2012 21:50
2nd generation Sequoia (w/ 5.7L) too?


08/31/2012 04:54
Most definitely!

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