Trailhead:  Mt. Elbert (South)
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  aholle88
 Date of Info:  12/16/2018
 Date Posted:  12/16/2018
 Status Update
Park at the pavement. Or drive up, and maybe get 1/2 to 3/4 mile shorter hike each way if youre lucky. 100% snow coverage on the road with a decent amount in the center.

There was a Forester stuck today sideways and waiting on a tow past the creek crossing. Tire tracks end around there, but you wont be getting that far or making it out without a heavy duty 4x4 with snows and chains.



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 Comments or Questions
JaredJohnson

good looking out
12/16/2018 20:52
thanks for this, I was thinking of giving it a go past the pavement on Friday but it looks like that would be foolish


aholle88

Tempting tracks
12/17/2018 15:05
I usually wouldn't post up a CR but the tracks are honestly very tempting, and the road is very drivable for the first 1/2 to 3/4 mile (I mean the Forester did make it to the creek crossing). The problem is, you aren't going to be able to turn around anywhere past a certain point. The last reasonable turn around spot is the open camping area on the south side of the road that has the views of Twin Peaks, before it starts going uphill at a steeper grade.


aholle88

Tempting tracks
12/17/2018 15:05
I usually wouldn't post up a CR but the tracks are honestly very tempting, and the road is very drivable for the first 1/2 to 3/4 mile (I mean the Forester did make it to the creek crossing). The problem is, you aren't going to be able to turn around anywhere past a certain point. The last reasonable turn around spot is the open camping area on the south side of the road that has the views of Twin Peaks, before it starts going uphill at a steeper grade.



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