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CO mountain pass conditions in Aug/Sept

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by bigburrito, Apr 3, 2010.

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Poll closed May 3, 2010.
  1. Aug

    4 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. Sept

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    bigburrito

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    Trying to plan a road trip here for Aug or Sept of this year. We want to hit a few trails while were out there, such as Black Bear and Imogene, just wondering what the conditions will be. Is Sept getting too late in the season snow-wise or should it be ok still.

    Cliffs notes:
    August or September best for CO off roading road trip?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    bigburrito

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    calling all cars.. Somebody has to know what the snow situation is like in Sept. is this a stupid question? :confused:
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    WPTaco

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    I live in the Co mountains (Winter Park area) and it can snow any month here....snowed heavily on July 4th a couple of years ago!!! Less chance of snow in August and warmer weather than Sept but Sept is still great weather usually and leaves changing etc. Either would be good!!
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    I wheeled the CO front range in August 08. Still some snow above 10k ft but the trails were all clear. One pass was closed since the switch back washed out, I did not know that. The trailhead wasn't blocked and the branching trail involved taking u turn behind a bush in rocks. Ended up halfway up the switchback, scraping sliders on the left and the passenger side was about 6 inches from the loose gravel steep side of the mountain. Trail didn't give out and I made it up to the pass. Then my wife told me how close we were to falling off the mountain:eek:
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    I tried Immogene 2 years ago in June and the top was still snowed in. But it was freakin' awesome up to that point. From what I understand the snowpack is pretty low this year. But it is Colorado so rules never apply when it comes to weather. Always wanted to do black bear. Maybe a trip is in order this year?

    Anyone know when Wheeler Lake is clear of snow? If you have never done it; it is an amazing view at the top!!!
     
  6. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    there won't be a whole lot of snow up here even if you're driving in September. And if there is, it won't be anything your Tacoma can't handle. If you're looking for no snow, I would pick August as the weather here in CO is unpredictable... snow comes at any time. This year the snow sucked.
     
  7. May 20, 2010 at 3:16 AM
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  8. May 20, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    awesome, thanks for the link. we settled on the third week of Sept (11-18) for our trip.
     
  9. May 21, 2010 at 1:09 AM
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    Hope you have fun! The San Juans is a beautiful place to wheel. Come prepared, 13,000' ain't no joke!
     
  10. May 21, 2010 at 1:11 AM
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    When I went in July of 2008, there was still a decent amount of snow in the highest of elevations. It's VERY beautiful. :)


    You'll have a blast!
     
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