Sangre de Cristo
|Date of Info:||07/14/2014|
Added the trailhead to the site. It's an easy 4WD road, albiet narrow and a bit rocky. Some trip reports suggest turning right on the FS 982 road after driving 1.6 miles from the highway but it's best to stay on the FS 980 road all the way to 9,700' because it's shorter and in much better shape. Once at the upper junction (9,700') for FS 980 and FS 982, turn right and continue 0.7 miles to the trailhead, just after a stream crossing which requires good clearance.
It's currently all dry and we never needed 4WD but good clearance was a must.
Pic #1: The gate on FS 980, 2.5 miles up from highway
Pic #2: The junction at 9,700', 3.5 miles up from highway
Pic #3: Great camping spot just after turning right onto FS 982, at 9,700'
Pic #4: The stream crossing on FS 982, just before reaching the trailhead by taking the directions on the trailhead page. In the photo, the trailhead fence can be seen on the other side of the creek.