1(0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD) There are bathrooms at the trailhead proper. In dry conditions you can continue another 1.3 miles past the signed trailhead on a somewhat rough road to a gate closure. If driving to this upper gate closure 4WD is not needed but some clearance is desirable.
From Gunnison, drive approximately 3 miles north on Colorado State Highway 135 and turn northwest onto Gunnison County Road 730. Drive 8.9 miles on Gunnison County Road 730, then turn west onto Gunnison County Road 727. Drive 3.2 miles to the signed trailhead with bathroom and parking lot.
Plowed to the trailhead. Not plowed to the upper gate closure.