Trailhead:  Nellie Creek
San Juan Mountains
 Posted By:  gcbighorn
 Date of Info:  12/28/2018
 Date Posted:  01/06/2019
Status Update
Henson Creek road is open and regularly plowed to start of Nellie Creek 4WD road. On 12/28/2018, four strong backcountry skiers attempted to summit Uncompaghre Peak. The ski up the 4WD road to the trailhead parking lot at timberline took 4.5 hours, taking turns breaking trail through a depth that was surprisingly deep. The day was stormy and cold, so we made some phenomenal turns in the alpine, then turned around at this point and skied back down the road. Given the big New Years Day storm that has happened since then, the road will definitely have enough snow to ski up/down until warmer temps arrive this coming Spring.

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