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Guanella Pass road conditions?

Postby KIWI2000 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:11 am

Has anyone driven up to the road closure on either side of Guanella Pass recently? How was the road to the gate and how was the rest of the road to the trail head? Did you need snowshoes? Thanks!


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Re: Guanella Pass road conditions?

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:53 am

If there's any doubt, you could call the Georgetown Visitor Center.
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Re: Guanella Pass road conditions?

Postby I Man » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:55 am

I drove to the Georgetown side gate on 1/6. I have a low clearance Subaru. The road was groomed all the way to the gate. I did not use snowshoes the entire day and certainly did not need them on the road.
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Re: Guanella Pass road conditions?

Postby KIWI2000 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:35 pm

Thanks guys, I appreciate the info.

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Re: Guanella Pass road conditions?

Postby SikYou » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:57 am

I drove up from Georgetown on Saturday morning (1/12) and the road was well groomed to the gate. There was fresh snow on the road after the gate and we used snowshoes all the way from the gate to the pass parking lot. We did see a few people without snowshoes but there was ~1ft of snow on the road so the shoes helped, a few people up there on AT skies also. The snow on the route to the summit was waste deep in some spots and completely wind blown in others, spikes were a necessity.
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Re: Guanella Pass road conditions?

Postby TomPierce » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:27 am

I drove up from the Grant side last Saturday, parked at the Gomer TH. Road was perfectly fine, mostly snowpacked in the shade but well plowed and easily drivable in my car. I didn't go all the way to the gate but the report that Bean attached indicates you'll be fine if you go that far.
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