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Route #3) Tabeguache Peak - Southwest Ridge (CLOSED)

Difficulty:  Class 2 
Exposure: Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area.
Summit Elevation: 14,155 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 10,500 feet
Elevation Gain:3,700 feet
Round-trip Length: 6.25 miles
Trailhead: Jennings Creek
USGS Quad.: Saint Elmo
County Sheriff: Chaffee: 719-539-2596
National Forest:  San Isabel
Author: BillMiddlebrook
Last Updated: 8/2014
TH:  Drive to the intersection of U.S. 285 and U.S. 50 in Poncha Springs. Go west on U.S. 50 for 6 miles and turn right on County Road (CR) 240. After 3 miles, CR 240 turns to dirt. Continue 0.6 mile to the Angel of Shavano trailhead, campground and picnic area. After the campground, the road turns to 4WD. You’ll see a sign here stating the Jennings Creek access is "closed" but that only refers to the old, southwest ridge route, NOT the west ridge. Continue another 3.8 miles to reach the unmarked trailhead on the right. The total drive from U.S. 50 is approx. 7.6 miles. There’s parking for 2 or 3 vehicles but you’ll also find some pull-offs along the road, 0.25 mile below the trailhead and 0.4 mile above. Since the trailhead signs have been removed, it‘s easy to miss; here are the coordinates: N 38.60050, W 106.27888

Route: Route Closed

Notes:    None

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