Trailhead:  West Willow Creek
San Juan Mountains
 Posted By:  JacerJack
 Date of Info:  05/25/2020
 Date Posted:  05/25/2020
 Status Update
I was the modified F-150 mentioned two entries below... Made it all the way to the West Willow Creek trailhead with good tires and careful driving, although I would not recommend attempting until it completely dries. 503 is clear and free of snow up to the Equity Mine. Beyond that, there are a handful of short snow drifts and muddy spots that are a bit tricky, but its 80-90% clear. You should be able to make it to the 8.2 mile creek crossing with a capable truck/suv and competent driver. I would strongly recommend parking just before the creek crossing. The next half mile is pretty hairy. There is one particular spot about 100 yards from the trailhead with a deceptively deep mud bog. One party got stuck there and, in their efforts to get unstuck, made an absolute mess of the road (Dodge truck was apparently buried in thick mud up to its headlights). That section is now virtually impassible. Not worth the effort of trying to drive all the way to the trailhead. Save yourself the potential of getting stuck and count on adding an extra mile (round trip) and ~100 ft of vert by parking just before the creek crossing.



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