Trailhead:  La Plata Peak
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  ctlee
 Date of Info:  05/26/2014
 Date Posted:  05/27/2014
Status Update
Took a drive over Independence Pass to check out some trailhead conditions. There‘s a sign at the LaPlata trailhead that says the bridge will be impassable to auto and pedestrian traffic from 5/27-7/12. Never having done it before, I don‘t know if the bridge crossing is necessary or if there‘s another way through there-figured a heads up was good before anyone took the long drive up there!


Comments or Questions
NormanPaperman
Question
06/02/2014 21:43
Is this a bridge on the road that would prevent driving to the trailhead or a bridge on the hiking trail after leaving the trailhead? Thanks.


ctlee

Answer!
06/02/2014 22:13
No, the trailhead is right on 82, the Independence Pass road and very accessible. All of the route descriptions I read involve crossing this bridge on the trail- the river is running pretty high so I'm not sure it's possible to climb La Plata via this trailhead right now.


NormanPaperman
Thanks.
06/03/2014 03:16
Was looking to climb this the last weekend of June. Looks like I might need a different route. Thanks again, I appreciate it.



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