Trailhead:  Lake Como (Blanca Pk)
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  willyb
 Date of Info:  09/03/2016
 Date Posted:  09/05/2016
Status Update
This road is nasty, and not much fun to hike. We parked about 1 mile into the Lake Como Road turn off from Highway 150 due to clearance and started hiking at about 5pm on Friday. By 10:30 we realized we weren't going to make it to Lake Como before the thunderstorm came in so we stopped to camp for the night and finished in the morning. All in all it took us more time to hike to Lake Como one-way (~7 and 1/2 hours) then it did to hike Ellingwood and Blanca round-trip (6 and 1/2 hours). My opinion: unless you have a vehicle that can get you to AT LEAST to Jaws 1, take the Zapata Falls TH. I would say any 4WD vehicle with decent clearance (trucks, 4Runner, Jeeps, etc) can make it to Jaws 1. Anything past that will have to be modified.

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