Gore Range Brush Creek trailhead?

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Gore Range Brush Creek trailhead?

by tdkehoe » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:51 pm

Can I drive my Subaru Outback up the Brush Creek road? I mean, without destroying my car? :-) Is the Brush Creek road worse than the Rock Creek road? That's about my limit for punishing my car.

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Re: Gore Range Brush Creek trailhead?

by Monster5 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:10 pm

No. Park it at a gravel lot across the street at the bottom. Deep ruts.

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Re: Gore Range Brush Creek trailhead?

by mconnell » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:03 pm

It may be worse than it was a few years ago, but I drove my outback most of the way up the road. Broke part of the plastic off the bottom when I slid off a log "bridge" over a creek. I decided to park it. There was a Dodge Caravan minivan at the trailhead, so I decided I was a wimp.

That said, I would not try to drive back there again. Listen to M5 and just walk. Driving was so slow that it didn't save me much time and wasn't worth the wear&tear on the car.

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Re: Gore Range Brush Creek trailhead?

by Craig Weston » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:21 pm

I walked that road in early August: I would think that you'd need a true high-clearance vehicle, but the worst of the ruts were very near the bottom, so you could scout it out on foot and make a decision.

The walk is not bad at all, but we were bushwhacking up the S. Fork of Black Creek and had a very long day ahead of us, so the head start of driving the road would have been handy.

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