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Mayflower Gulch Trailhead
Added by Chicago Transplant

Location:  Tenmile Range
Road Type:  Paved Road 0   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
Pavement to lower trailhead - 10,980í. Easy 4WD to upper trailhead - 11,500í.
Directions:  Exit I-70 at Copper and follow CO 91 south for approximately 6 miles (or 4 miles north of Fremont Pass)to a large dirt parking area on the east side of the road. If you have 4WD and clearance you can drive up the valley for 1.4 miles to the ruins of the Boston Mine where youíll find parking for a small number of vehicles.
Winter Access:  Parking lot is typically plowed in winter, but the 4WD road is impassable in winter.
Date Status Information Posted By  Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2014-10-25 This is in regards to the upper trail head at the gate closure. Some patchy snow along the road, but not bad at all. Made it to the gate parking in a Ford Escape no problem. Over the course of the day there were some pickups (one with summer tires) and multiple SUVs that made it without issue. However, the weather moving in today may change this. mikemalick         
2014-08-30 Drove a Jeep Wrangler easily to the mine. Subaru and like vehicles should have no problem. There is one rough spot that lower clearance vehicles should pay attention too, near the start of the road. Would not do 2WD over that spot. LetsGoMets         
2014-06-08 The road is blocked by snow a few hundred yards above the highway and lower parking lot. A handful of dispersed camp spots are available and free of snow in this lower section. MonGoose         
2013-07-14 Open and easy 4WD to the upper trailhead (11,500‘). BillMiddlebrook         
2013-06-18 Passable to about 2/3 of the way to the Boston Mine. Then some lingering snow drifts. One completely across the whole road, followed by a series of half blockage drifts (pic 1). If you had a really burly 4x4, a shovel or two, and waited until late afternoon turned the snow real soft, you may be able to go all the way. I included a shot of Pacific (pic 2) and Atlantic (pic 3) for anyone interested. For Drift see conditions report. powhound  3       
2013-06-02 Road is passable for ~200 yards, then blocked by snow. Lots of snow on road, will take a few more weeks to melt out. adrenalated         
2012-11-04 Road is nearly 100% covered with packed snow, but easily drive-able to the 4WD TH at the gate. GeorgeB         
2012-11-03 Snow and ice on the road but my stock Ford Ranger made it with no problems. I wouldn‘t take an AWD vehicle up there. Good luck. jeremy27         
2011-12-10 Road is snowpacked and not driveable beyond the Winter/2WD lot... ample parking available there. Its a popular area and the road is well packed for hiking, but you will need snowshoes if you leave the road to go for any of the peaks. Chicago Transplant    1      
2011-10-16 Road is open all the way up but . . . icy. Slushy on 10-15, drove to top in Tacoma; got 1.0 miles up following morning before having to stop due to traction on upgrades. Set of chains would have done trick, easier to walk than chain up. Wyoming Bob         
2011-07-04 Road passable to 11400ft. Small snowbank should be melted out in a couple of days. Road looked clear all the to Boston mine from the west ridge of Atlantic. Couldn‘t be for sure though. avs88fan         
2011-06-22 There is still continuous snow 1-4 feet deep about 200yds past the parking area. In fact we met some snowmobilers still getting plenty of coverage... it will be late July or August before anyone has a chance to drive the entire road. Duke22         
2011-06-05 Same as below. Continuous snow on 4wd road between 1-3 ft. It‘ll be a while before it all melts out. Monster5         
2011-05-30 2WD Lot Dry, 4WD trail blocked at exit from 2WD Lot. Winter resides in Mayflower Gulch . . . Wyoming Bob         
2011-05-23 clear and dry markf         

Lower, paved trailhead (Added by: BillMiddlebrook on 2013-07-14)Upper, 4WD trailhead parking, just below the gate and Boston mine (Added by: BillMiddlebrook on 2013-07-14)Gated above the parking spots (11,500‘) (Added by: BillMiddlebrook on 2013-07-14)

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