Grays Creek Trailhead


Range: Sawatch Range
Coordinates: 38.43147, -106.17101
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Road Difficulty

2WD, rough dirt road 2   (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
The Marshall Pass road can get quite muddy and hold some ruts.

Driving Directions

From the junction of U.S. 50 and U.S. 285 in Poncha Springs, drive 5.4 miles south on U.S. 285 and turn right onto the Marshall Pass road (Country Road 200) and reset the tripometer here. Drive 2.3 miles and turn right. At 3.1 miles, turn right at a four-way junction. Continue on CR 200 to reach the trailhead at 7.2 miles.

Winter Access

Closed down near US 285.
Status Updates 
Posted By: heathcliff
Info: Road is dry except for two patches of snow 1 inch thick for about 0.25 of the 7 miles of dirt road to this trailhead. Any truck or suv will make the trailhead easy. Many hunters in the area this time of year. Great car camping along road, and OHaver lake campground is free to use without fees after seasonal closure.
Posted By: supranihilest
Info: Completely dry to the trailhead. Good road, even my Civic had no trouble. The road to Marshall Pass looked snowcovered still, but people had at least attempted going that way.
Posted By: KSU Wildcat
Info: CR 200 is snow-free and mostly dry to the Grays Creek trailhead, and for several miles past. I did not go all the way to the Marshall Pass TH, so do not know status there. No problem or difficulty encountered while driving a Honda Odyssey mini-van.
Posted By: E_A_Marcus_949
Info: Usual washboarding but clear to the TH!
Posted By: Greenhouseguy
Info: Grays Creek 2WD accessible and open for business.
Posted By: SarahT
Info: Still accessible, dry most of the way!
Posted By: Thunderable
Info: Good dirt road all the way to the TH wide enough to fit two cars (or a car and an ATV as our case was) most of the way. Any car can get to the TH with a little care to avoid a few deeper dips and rocks.
Posted By: mtnfiend
Info: Dry and easily passable with any 2wd car.

2 to 3 miles past the TH a good amount of rock fall was prohibiting further progress. My sense says the forest service or a road crew will have that cleared soon.
Posted By: DanR
Info: Road is dry to the trailhead and I made it easily in my sedan.
Posted By: BillMiddlebrook
Info: Trailhead is still accessible but there are some long icy and snow-packed sections on the road. 4WD is recommended right now. Another storm or two and this road will likely be closed.

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