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post #1 of 46 Old 09-23-2013, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Mount Baldy/Mount Rosa Inaccessible

So with all the flooding recently I read online that Old Stage Rd and Gold Camp Rd are damaged and nearly impassible? If so I have no idea how to get up into the Mt Baldy and Rosa trails. Can anyone comment on this? I had a wheeling trip planned this weekend. Here's the link BTW, 3/4ths the way down in the Roads section http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-...rticle/1506324


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post #2 of 46 Old 09-24-2013, 05:46 AM
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Yes, Old Stage Road is closed at the end of pavement, just above the Broadmoor area.
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post #3 of 46 Old 09-24-2013, 06:05 AM
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Could possibly go to teller county and come in from the backside via gold camp road? I'm not sure how far the road closure extends.
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post #4 of 46 Old 09-24-2013, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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That's disappointing, I've really been looking forward to hitting these trails.

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post #5 of 46 Old 09-25-2013, 08:19 AM
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If the road from Victor is still open, you should be able to reach it from there.
Just a bit more of a drive to get there.

Of course that doesn't mean Mt Baldy trail isn't washed out.

I may try and check it out next weekend. Should be done working on the WJ by then I hope!

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post #6 of 46 Old 09-25-2013, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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My friend and I are going to check out Old Stage Road tomorrow where the asphalt turns to dirt to see what everything looks like. I'll let you guys know what we find out

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post #7 of 46 Old 09-25-2013, 08:56 AM
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I tried to get up there last weekend, passed the first "road closed" sign on old stage and there was an El Paso county sheriff sitting right where the pavement ends with a second "road closed" sign. Yea, he wasn't letting ANYBODY get through. Unfortunate. Rosemont reservoir is up that way and has some awesome fishing. I talked to the trooper, he said the road will remain closed for at least another month, quite possibly 2 months.

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post #8 of 46 Old 09-25-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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That's disappointing. I wonder how often they have police sit there.

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That's disappointing. I wonder how often they have police sit there.
Not sure, but he wasn't too happy that I drove past the first "road closed" sign. lol

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post #10 of 46 Old 09-25-2013, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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From what I've seen the washouts don't look like anything a stock Jeep couldn't handle.

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post #11 of 46 Old 09-25-2013, 08:40 PM
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Its not just the road bed washing out, bear that in mind before you sneak up there. Ground stability is questionable at best at the locations, more could slide still. They said there is some utilities in the area as well that may be affected(per news article I read) that could also make the slides dangerous.
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post #12 of 46 Old 09-25-2013, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm yeah that's true, there's just nowhere else close to go around here haha. At least according to TrailDamage.

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Hmmm yeah that's true, there's just nowhere else close to go around here haha. At least according to TrailDamage.
China Wall and the Gulches are not the far from Woodland Park. Maybe an hour drive from the Academy.

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Need to look at some other trail guides. Theres a decent one out there, you can find at Sportsmans Warehouse here in town, with plenty of trails in it within driving distance.
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post #15 of 46 Old 09-26-2013, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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I found a loop we have access to, going to be doing Rampart Range Road with Illinois Gulch, Ice Cave Creek, Balanced Rock, and Schubarth. Hope to see you guys out there this weekend!

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