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Halfmoon Creek Trailhead
Added by BillMiddlebrook

Location:  Sawatch Range
Road Type:  Easy 4WD, good clearance recommended. 3   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
2WD easy dirt road to 10,100 at the main Mt. Massive TH. Then, narrow 4WD to the trailhead.
Directions:  From U.S. 24 just south of Leadville, turn onto Colorado 300 and cross the railroad tracks. Drive 0.7 mile and turn left onto County Road 11 toward the Halfmoon Creek. After another 1.2 miles, turn right on the dirt road to Halfmoon Creek. Drive on the good dirt road (except for the usual washboard and potholes) for 5.3 miles to the Mt. Massive parking area on the right. Drive another 2 miles on the now 4WD road to a small junction. Turn left on Forest Road 110J and down into the unmarked TH, before the creek crossing. If you have high-clearance 4WD, you can cross the creek and drive up to 1 mile farther.
Winter Access:  Usually closed just a short distance up from where the road changes to dirt - many miles below the TH.
Date Status Information Posted By  Photos  Comments Likes Dislikes    
2015-06-05 Road is dry and easily accessible all the way to the trailhead. A few washouts and road problems, but should be ok for most vehicles. Lyssah         
2014-09-14 Halfmoon Creek is still flowing fairly rapidly (morning depth was 12-15" +/-, while afternoon depth was 18"-20") at the turnoff for 4WD access. Jeep Rubicon made it through here no problem, and made it up to the nasty South Halfmoon Creek crossing at 10,800‘ where she was parked for the entirety of this climbing day. wildlobo71         
2012-10-20 Mostly dry. Some puddles that are avoidable. The puddles had ice over the water, but they weren‘t deep. BobbyFinn         
2012-10-19 Dry with patches of ice puddles, I moved a downed tree blocking road so vehicles can pass... polarpop  3       
2012-07-10 In my 4WD pickup, we crossed the creek and slowly drove the muddy, rutted road 0.1 mile and parked on the other side of the creek for an easier start to the hike. We did not drive any higher up the road. BillMiddlebrook         

At the "trailhead," before the creek crossing. (Added by: BillMiddlebrook on 2012-10-03)

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