WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
To 4x4 trip From Colorado Springs on I-25 take take Hwy 24 west towards Manitou Springs and Woodland Park. Continue for 90 miles to the junction of HWY 24 and HWY 285 just south of Buena Vista. Turn south on HWY 285 towards Salida and continue for 5.6 miles to county road 162 (Chalk Creek Drive). Turn west on Chalk Creek Drive and continue for 15.7 miles towards Mount Princeton Hot Springs and St. Elmo to the start of the Grizzly lake 4X4 Trail just up the hill from St. Elmo at (38.70383 -106.343639)