Posted By: 13erRetriever
Info: Didn’t hike Silverheels today, but went to check out the TH for possible hike next week. It should be noted that the Beaver Creek road is closed at the beginning, at about 10,370 ft, from December 1-June 15 of each year. There are TWO locked gates blocking the road at this point, so no chance of getting through until they are opened for the summer. Other than that, road has some deep washboards to the lower TH but I think any 2wd could make it.
Posted By: E_A_Marcus_949
Info: I added this Trailhead to 14ers.com on 7/22/19 after having been there this weekend for Mt. Silverheels and not having any additional info on the TH apart from JQDivide’s TR and Roach’s 13ers book (both are GREAT resources that helped immensely). This TH is in great shape until the creek. If you have a lifted or 4WD vehicle you can make it through the creek (at least knee-deep in parts), keep going on the decent road to the TH at an old road around 11k - plenty of space to park there and start the hike.
The TH is easy to get to in a Forester and a sedan would make it just fine to the creek as well.
**If you have any suggestions for the TH directions, please let me know - I will happily update and adjust as necessary**