Trailhead:  Lake Como (Blanca Pk)
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  ncxhjhgvbi
 Date of Info:  06/20/2020
 Date Posted:  06/21/2020
 Status Update
Got my stock TRD Off-Road Tacoma to the switchback at 10,075' pretty easily. If you can get past the difficulties immediately after the parking at 8,800', then you should be able to get to that point. The next stretch before the large flat area at 10,200' is steep and loose (pic attached). I helped spot a 4runner as they backed down that section and decided not to give it a go as my tires are a little worn. He would back down 6" and break, sliding another 4-6" every time - very loose. If you can get past this, you can probably keep going almost all the way to Jaws I at 10,400' - there are 2-3 pretty big obstacles that require clearance but the road actually seemed to improve a lot after that steep loose section. Going down the road was pretty tough on the upper sections because it is so loose, I think it took me longer to descend than ascend. There were some crawlers headed up as we were hiking down and side by sides made it all the way to the end of the road by the waterfall. There were some downed trees just before the lake around 11,500' so not sure if the side by sides went over or around them...


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