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Granite Peak Approach to TH

Postby gwave47 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:10 pm

How rough are the roads that access the Granite Peak trail heads. Would a small car do or should I bring a truck or SUV?
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Re: Granite Peak Approach to TH

Postby Holsti97 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:15 pm

Unless the road has changed a small car should be fine.
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Re: Granite Peak Approach to TH

Postby chugach mtn boy » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:20 am

The north trailheads (E&W Rosebud) are a piece of cake. The south one (Lulu Pass Rd near Cooke City) can be a little rougher but I've always reached it in a 2WD sedan anyway.
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Re: Granite Peak Approach to TH

Postby PrairieDog » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:25 pm

I drove to the East Rosebud TH in August of 2011 - the road was very good. I was driving a 4WD pickup, but it would have been passable in just about any vehicle.
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Re: Granite Peak Approach to TH

Postby Dartmouth Hiker » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:48 pm

The Lulu Pass approach from the S is driveable in all but the lowest-clearance passenger cars. The major obstacles are a handful of culverts across the road made of chunks of rock, but they're merely annoyances.
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Re: Granite Peak Approach to TH

Postby Holsti97 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:28 pm

Beware of large objects while travelling down West Rosebud Creek Road.

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Re: Granite Peak Approach to TH

Postby CBakwin » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:00 pm

Though I bet the south access is snowed over right now. Mystic Lake and E Rosebud probably plowed open. When are you thinking of going?
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