East Dallas Creek Trailhead
Range: San Juan Mountains
2 (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)2WD
Dirt to the TH.
Take CO-62 from Ridgway (there's only one direction: west) and follow it for a few miles up a steep gain and around a bend. You descend a gentle hill where there is a brown recreation sign that says "National Forest Access East Dallas Creek" with an arrow pointing to the left (south). Take this turn and follow the road for approx. 9. There are a number of turnoffs/driveways for various ranches, but just stay on the well-marked, main road. The trailhead is easily accessible for two-wheel drive, and there is plentiful camping in one of the finest car-accessible campsites in Colorado.The trailhead itself is about a quarter mile further up the road from the open meadow where the first campsites are located. It gets a bit more rough on this final stretch, but it's still an easy road and a 2wd shouldn't have any trouble making it.
Usually closed at least 4 miles below the TH.