Trailhead:  La Plata Peak
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  BillMiddlebrook
 Date of Info:  06/06/2014
 Date Posted:  07/08/2014
Status Update

The Forest Service is in the process of replacing the bridge on FR 391 (South Fork Lake Cr. Road) over the North Fork of Lake Creek. All access to the Northwest Ridge and Ellingwood Ridge routes up La Plata will be closed until after the bridge replacement project is completed. We anticipate completion by July 19, 2014. Work began on this bridge on June 2, and although the area is well signed, the contractor is having issues with people parking in his way, and walking over the bridge that they are in the process of dismantling.

Leadville Ranger District
San Isabel National Forest
719 486-7409

If you still want to hike La Plata Peak from this trailhead, you'll need to park away from the work area (possibly along Highway 82 where you can safely get off the pavement) and find a way to cross the creek, just south of the highway, to regain the dirt road. The water level in Lake Creek will likely be quite high while the bridge is closed so BE CAREFUL if you decide to cross.

Comments or Questions

La Plata
07/10/2014 17:12
Hi Bill - do you have any word on the status? I am looking at 7/26 for an attempt at Ellingwood Ridge.

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