Trailhead:  Grizzly Gulch
Front Range
 Posted By:  randomboulder
 Date of Info:  06/24/2017
 Date Posted:  06/26/2017
 Status Update
Was able to drive to the first clearing/avalanche path near the base of of Emperor Couloir at 11k in a stock 4Runner. Continuing to the next clearning/avy path at 11,200ft would not have been possible due to several downed trees farther up the road. Creek crossings were no problem. There were a few muddy spots, but they didn't present any problems. Scraped the skid plate a few times and there's a tight, off-camber turn through some dead fall just before the first clearing. I made it through fine, but on the way out my rear wheels slid and caused me to scrape against a branch on the rear quarter panel. Saw another 4Runner, FJ Cruiser and a Ford Ranger parked up there later that day.


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