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Grouse Canyon Trailhead
Added by BillMiddlebrook

Location:  Sawatch Range
14ers Served:  Mt. Princeton
Road Type:  Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
2WD paved to the TH.
Directions:  From U.S. 285 south of Buena Vista, take Colorado 162 towards the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Continue about 10 miles and turn right onto Country Road 292. Drive less than 1/2 mile and turn right onto another road. The trailhead is a few hundred feet up the road.
Winter Access:  Usually open year-round.
Date Status Information Posted By  Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2013-12-27 CR-162 is plowed and passable by any car. We had to park just after turning onto CR-292 after going across the bridge for Chalk Creek. There is space enough for about 2 cars. This puts you about 0.5 mile from the unsigned 4wd road turn off. sdkeil         
2013-07-31 Trailhead is easy enough to find with the advice on this page. The top section (after the 0.4 miles) is only 500‘ long with like 50‘ of elevation gain. Unless you plan on car camping, bringing a 4wd is not necessary or worth the reduced gas-efficiency. TakeMeToYourSummit         
2013-01-06 Well packed snow suitable for Subaru up through 4WD Wyoming Bob         
2012-12-29 TH is still accessible with some snow (~6" ??) on the road. Traffic on CR 292 has rutted the snow pack, so I think some clearance is a good thing. 4x4 probably not necessary. d_baker         
2011-04-23 All the winter snow has melted out, including for the first mile up the trail. Some new snow was falling today though, so may want to let that melt first. This TH is not paved, the pavement ends just before the 292 turnoff. 2WD dirt to the unmarked turnoff .4 miles in, then a little rocky, might want to park lower clearance vehicles below this road. Chicago Transplant         
2008-06-22 road is clear mtsuji         


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