At this time of year, the operative question for hikers, climbers, and skiers often is, “Can I still drive to the trailhead?” (In the spring: “Is the road open yet?”) For the 14ers, at least, there’s an answer waiting online at 14ers.com, whose amazing Trailheads page is updated by users nearly every day. In the last five days, users have commented on access to Sherman, Red Cloud, Lindsey, Belford, Holy Cross, and several other 14ers. (The gist: 4WD will still get you there, but probably not for long.)
If only there were similar updates for trailhead access to the 13ers and lower peaks. Does such a service exist? If so, let us know, and we’ll add the link to our Conditions page.