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Imogene Pass, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > West
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Distance One Way 7.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,875 feet
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103  2005-07-27 TM1ssKDMac
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    Imogene Pass
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    an awesome 4x4 road that gets kind of narrow at a couple places if you take a full size pickup. started on the Telluride side and came down the Ouray side and headed over to Mount Sneffels. we picked the worst day of the year to drive this road there were way to many people on it we had to stop at almost every pull out to let someone coming down pass. while we were coming down we had a nice storm bump on us for about an hour, it cleared up once we started the 4x4 road that leads to the second and third parking lot . we made it about half way between the second and third parking lot be for we decided that the road was to narrow and that the signs were right short wheel base vehicles only so. we stopped at a big pull out by drainage pipe on the way back to the second trail head and had lunch be for we set out on our hike but mother nature had other planes and be for I could finish my lunch another thunderstorm rolled in so we made a group decision to call the hike and just try again tomorrow .
    Imogene Pass
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    After our drive up to Yankee Boy Basin and hike up to Blue Lakes Pass, next on our agenda for the day was Imogene Pass.

    Moments after leaving Camp Bird Road to head up Imogene Pass Road we had a choice of driving across a flowing creek or driving over a short wooden bridge. I chose the bridge which gave Tracey a fright as the planks were very loose and the bridge wobbled. Next time drive through the creek! she said.

    The next section was a mix of deep puddles and short rock steps that took a watchful eye to pick out the best lines. As we ascended along Imogene Creek we began to meet other folks headed in the opposite direction. The farther we went the more we met and it became clear more traffic was headed north than south. As bog-slow as some of the folks were moving, we were glad we weren't following them. If it were for taking pictures, that's one thing, but many had some very serious four-wheeling vehicles yet seemed VERY tentative in areas of no consequence. They may have spent the $$ on the equipment but without experience I guess it means nothing.

    There was so much to see along the road that we didn't have time for so we will definitely be back next year with more time to burn.

    We made it to Imogene Pass at the opportune time. After spending 15 minutes taking photos at the eastern overlook of Imogene Pass we caught up to the only group of Jeeps heading in the same direction as us when they stopped for a few minutes at the actual pass. All we had to do was wait for a lone Jeep to finish the ascent from the Telluride side and we were on the way down. Pretty much all the way down to Telluride we met more and more vehicles, spending a reasonable amount of time for each to pass. It was a pretty even split between private vehicles, rented Jeeps and tour vehicles.

    Once we got into Telluride it was worse than rush hour traffic. Of course there was some kind of event going on and with wall-to-wall people it took quite some time to get through and out to Bridal Veil Falls. Telluride quickly cemented its place in our minds of a ritzy, celebrity, tourist town with plenty of obnoxious people... it might be just right for others visitors, but then we were here to hike and four-wheel, not sit around sampling expensive food or buying trinkets to pack away once we got home.

    I posted the top 40 photos on HAZ, the full set of 50 photos is here:

    I'm not even halfway through my photosets of Colorado so I'm sure it will a week or two before I get to editing and posting videos.

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    Map Drive
    Strictly 4x4

    To 4x4 trip
    Coming into Telluride, head east on West Colorado Ave. Turn left on North Aspen St. Turn right on West Columbia Ave. Turn left on North Oak St. Turn right on Tomboy Rd. Tomboy road becomes the dirt road that will take you all the way up.
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