Trailhead:  Harvard Lakes
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  wintersage
 Date of Info:  03/31/2019
 Date Posted:  04/01/2019
 Status Update
From the start of the dirt road (CR 365) to 1.5miles below the trailhead, the road still has mounds of snow in between tire tracks. A high clearance, 4WD car is recommended. There is a nice cutoff that you can park your car 1.5 miles before the trailhead, because beyond that, the road is not plowed at all and is full of deep snow. There are snowcat tracks for a short while, but don't be fooled, soon you'll find only footprints and even deeper snow.

A 2WD passenger car was stuck at the closure Saturday night because they attempted to go up this section. They had to be towed out Monday morning despite multiple attempts by the driver to extract the car himself (using sticks for traction, lifting the car with a jack to shovel below the wheels and around it, etc).

The snowstorm on Sunday made road conditions even worse, and I had to switch on 4Lo to get to the junction of CR 361.




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