Great trail! Hard. If you continue past the mine, it’s still technically easy unless you have to pass someone in a narrow spot above tree line. Argentine trail & vista pics/photos on Bushducks CO PASS Facebook. Very rocky but a lot of fun. Watch for the trail on the right. Length. Note rocky hiking trail that goes down the other side. This is a popular trail that heads up Argentine Pass with 13,123 foot views. A more difficult lower road, marked 248.1B, follows a creek. That certainly became a little nerve wracking as there is a drop off to your right. The west side is a narrow rocky exposed trail that is only a single track suited for hiking, biking, or experienced dirt biking. This home was built in 2017 and last sold on 7/6/2020 for $555,000. We also fell in behind a lone Jeep driver who we would pass later. We got up it fine with no issues and made it to the top fine. I ran the trail in a stock 4Runner SR5 with full pressure street tires. Need aggressive stock SUV with low range. The jeep trail was a grind of sorts but didn’t last long as I pretty much just kept going after stopping only briefly for photos on the way down; back to the truck right at 12:30pm. Argentine Pass is an old road that was the highest driveable pass in Colorado for many years. Full day, 5-6 h of high alpine tundra, starts in Georgetown ... classic Colorado jeep experience with an awesome lake at the top, starts in Empire. The bottom of the Argentine Central Railroad Grade begins at a closed gate that keeps vehicles off. A “must see” when the OHV/off road trail is open to the top. Many legal side roads to explore. Accessed off Guanella Pass, above Georgetown, Colorado, this 4 wheel drive trail has beautiful views, both in the trees and above tree line. Went on Saturday June 27th and the last long switchback to the top is narrow, one way, and impassable. History. Camping available along the trail up. The road gets very narrow at the top as you climb above 13,000 ft. Great views of Peru Creek looking down from the top. The club is open to everyone! As others have said, the hardest part is the first mile or so after the turn off from Guanella Pass Rd. Excursions take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays with limited space for extra passengers and jeep regulations that vary by the intensity of the trail. The snow piles up on the shelf road such that you are leaning downhill on ice if you attempt to ride over the blockage. The road curls over the top and, at first, appears to continue down the other side. After a few miles you'll go around a tight switchback to the left. Incredible views from 13,132-ft. Argentine Pass and top of McClellan Mountain. Did mine in a factory 4Runner Pro. Don't miss historic buildings at Santiago Mine and Ghost Town. phone 303.968.6258 First part of the trail required choosing a path—a bit of obstacle. There is/was one snowbank near the top of Argentine pass. Expect some minor pin striping. Hike the Class 1 trail for about 2.5 miles and 1900' to the pass, and then follow the routes described above. For current conditions call Clear Creek Ranger District (303) 567-3000. Argentine Pass is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dillon, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. Video of Argentine Pass ATV, Dirt Bike, Jeep Trail Colorado; This trail is featured in this great guide book - Directions to Trail - Trail Map - GPS Waypoints : Colorado ATV Trail Guide. Though the trail … Super fun trail, a bit rocky in parts but able to navigate it easily in a stock Ford Ranger. All of our trail guides contain high quality information, videos, pictures, and gpx downloads. Check with the local Forest Service Office about conditions. Need high clearance vehicle on this path. New and experienced drivers come from all over Colorado to make the 9-mile trek to the summit at 13,205’. You'll pass by a few old mining sites along the way and most likely will hear the train whistle of the Georgetown loop railroad. Argentine Pass OHV Route [CLOSED] is a 43.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Awesome trail! Red Elephant Hill. Did this in a JKU with 3.5in lift. The most technical obstacles are along the short switchbacks and the very beginning. After about 1.3 miles it kinda smooths out; be prepared for rip rap and jutted road conditions along the route. Ran into another ATV later that said they were able to get past the bank after the digout. It was enough room for airing down as we watched a number of ATVs start the trail ahead of us. Trail takes off to left. Description. Aired down to 15 psi had no issues at all 2wd most the way up to 13100ft. Trains didn't make the tight turns; they went past each switchback and alternated backing up. Best done with a rugged, high clearance 4wd vehicle with good tires, and an experienced driver, some spots are rocky, steep and narrow, and need to be navigated with care. Best done with a rugged, high clearance 4wd vehicle with good tires, and an experienced driver, some spots are rocky, steep and narrow, and need to be navigated with care. Absolutely need a minimum of a good 4lo; additional clearance won’t be a bad thing. Long and bumpy. Numerous tourist attractions in quaint Georgetown. Had a great time driving this. I saw a few camp sites along the way, but there weren't that many so I'd recommend having a back up plan if you're looking to camp here. Definitely will be back come spring time for the water crossings. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions. https://youtu.be/IGJT3Bz9wsM. Return to Waldorf and head north uphill on continuing 248.1. Trail conditions can change without notice. Snow at high elevation is now receded enough to continue to the top. If you intend to do the pass after the main part I would say it’s advanced lite in some sections. 8/26/19 - Travelled Perl Pass from Brush Creek and encountered two snow drifts across the trail before the pass. Follow service road about 1/4 mile. Not much remains of the town of Waldorf. 7/12/20 - Courtesy of Bilal. Waldorf is just a big flat area of mine tailings. Snow levels can persist into July, this trail has a shortened season. There are two other jeep roads that split off to the right, but the path to Argentine pass continues to the Southwest. Check out new visitor center near freeway exit. Only a couple spots that were tricky for the size of car I have but definitely worth it!! The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Argentine Pass is a trail with heights and history and just enough challenge to make it interesting along the way. Lots of trails that branch off with diffrent mines and outlooks. There was a couple snow and ice patches as you climb further past the fenced spot on the upper trail. History. The moderate trail travels up the switchbacks left by the Argentine Central Railroad that ran here from 1905 to 1917. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. The views were amazing, expecially from the top of McClelland mountain. Torreys Peak and Kelso Ridge Loop via Gray's Peak Trail, Ganley Mountain Via Guanella Pass Scenic Byway [CLOSED], Cascade Creek to Saxton Lookout OHV Trail, Argentine Pass and McClellan Ridge OHV Trail, Gray Wolf Mountain via South Chicago Creek. Full day, 5-6 h of high alpine tundra, starts in Georgetown, 3 hours, classic Colorado Jeep destination, starts in Idaho Springs, Full day, 5-6 hours, we combine it with Cascade Creek, starts in Idaho Springs. Gorgeous trail! Soon after the mine ruins, you will ford a creek at the outlet of a small pond, then begin climbing steeply on loose rocks for the next 2 miles. The rest is “easy”. The lower covered 2/3 of the trail but passable in a Jeep Wrangler. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Argentine Pass Trail is an intermediate Keystone hiking trail in Summit County. On average it takes 2 hours5 minutes to complete this trail. The trail follows the old Argentine Central railroad grade to the old townsie of Waldorf a ghost town now.From here you can take Argentine Pass to Montazuma,or follow the railroad grade. As you head back down, consider a side trip north on 248.2I where the first big switchback turns right. This prevented us from going any further. Part of the TrekNow North Central Colorado Backroads CD. The second drift was within about 1/8 of a mile from the summit and is impassable. GPS Routes, Waypoints, and Track Logs for the Argentine Pass Trail in Colorado. For current conditions call Clear Creek Ranger District (303) 567-3000 Trail is moderate with a few small water crossings We came back down on a USFS trail that was difficult and rocky. One small shed houses some equipment. Much of the lower route is easy unless you take alternate route 248.1B along creek. Weather was clear however stronger winds as expected at 12k feet. Argentine Pass is not on the continental divide. Get more information by emailing [email protected] Happy Trails Mosquito Pass - July 16th Argentine Pass The 3,711 sq. Unfortunately there was a recovery just before the last switch-back (rock obstacle). Continue south past Waldorf to reach Argentine Pass. You can make it halfway along that switchback to a point you can turn around but if you go to far and hit the snow bank you’re only way out is to drive in reverse back down WHICH IS TERRIFYING. IT DOESN'T. However you take upper path then an awd vehicle will do the job. […] 9135 Argentine Pass Trl , Colorado Springs, CO 80924-7018 is currently not for sale. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Lift and 35’s on JKU made it very doable. 01 4runner, 10/11/20. Argentine Pass OHV Route [CLOSED] is a 26.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Snow still blocking the trail at 12,300 feet. Stunning high views. Nothing I did was too technical or challenging (it seems going to Argentine is harder than going to McClellan). This fun trail ends at a viewpoint above I-70. STOP AT THE TOP! We followed a Jeep Grand Cherokee up from Waldorf to We ran the Argentine Pass trail after McClellan Mountain, which meant that we picked up the trail after our lunch at the Santiago Mine. The entrance, definitely challenging. Clouds were now starting to build from the west and the bright sunny skies gave way to partly/mostly cloudy from Argentine Pass all the way back to the truck. Was running 20psi and didn’t feel like airing down anymore lol. Some wash out areas but easily negotiable. It let up a bit up the trail but some semi technical areas. The top of McClellan Mountain offers some amazing views. Visit amazing Santiago Ghost Town. Find the best 4x4, Jeep, ATV, Overland and Truck off-road trails in Colorado. Booking an individual trail is not possible due to weather conditions, driver experience level, etc. Argentine Pass Jeep Tour: Drive to 13,132 feet and enjoy spectacular views of the Continental Divide and nearby 14,000 foot peaks. Located in Arapaho National Forest. Novi Mountain Bike, Hike, Trail Running trails, Michigan. I only did the trail in to the mine that is currently being remediated (lots of construction fences and vehicles at the mine), then part of the trail up to McClellan Mountain. Drive through Georgetown and follow signs towards Guanella Pass. Please book a tour and we will consult with you on the best trails for your reservation date! Argentine Pass. Great trail run today. There are many offshoot trails on the climb up, but the trail is clearly marked with signs. - OPEN all the way. On Sept. 14, 1864, former provisional territorial governor Robert Steele, along with James Huff and Robert Layton discovered silver high on the slopes of McClellan Mountain, 1.85 mi (2.97 km) north of what we now call Argentine Pass. While we were there, a vehicle was spending hours digging out the trail through the snowbank. Address: 19405 Read Rd, Copemish, MI 49625. DC, however, maintains that the Jeep Liberty is just as tough as all the other Jeep models and took a Liberty over the Rubicon Trail as proof (all Jeep models released to date have been taken over the Rubicon in stock shape prior to being labelled a Jeep). I went up this trail yesterday 10/17/2020 as my first real off-road trail in my 01 nissan xterra. It was still underway when we were there. It ends after afew miles. There is a gate (open in the summer) at 4.8 miles, and at 5 miles is the trailhead for Argentine Pass (11,300’-- the TH, not the pass), which also has some parking and is about as far up the road as one should go in a passenger car. Travel through historic ghost towns, mines, and explore the true high country well above treeline. Moderate . There are bunch of camping spots. When finished, return to the main trail and continue north to McClelland Mountain following an old railroad grade. Guide to Northern Colorado Trails : Colorado Dirt Bike trail Guide. Only one real technical spot that is past the culvert work. Unable to make it to the summit, snow was coming down pretty good and made it too slick. ft. single-family home is a 5 bed, 4.0 bath property. Length. Not sure how this may have affected the entrance to the trail, but GPS should get you there. Got to the top with heavy fog and rain. Length … Argentine Pass is a 2 mile moderately popular double black diamond singletrack trail located near Montezuma Colorado. Ran the trail with a modified Jeep Rubicon, 38-inch tires 4.5-inch lift, on 25 June 2020. Rocky at the start and very narrow at the top of Argentine Pass. Difficulty. If you go during spring and take lower trail then you will be literally driving on top of a stream for couple miles. Definitely a top 10 for us in CO! Could not make it up to the top. We had a happy group of people as we drove through Georgetown and arrived at the Argentine Pass trailhead. The Jeep trail to the pass follows the grade of this abandoned railroad. It's rocky so you need decent clearance and careful tire placement here and there, but overall not too challenging. Twisted Trails Off Road Park- Twisted Trails. We gave up out of caution. Did the trail in my sidexside. Trail is in great condition. I'm pretty sure I could have made the summit of McClellan but I just ran out of time. 13 trails with 21 photos 3 hours, rocky, steep, narrow, technically challenging trail, … Note - Slightly overgrown brush in some areas. Pretty easy trail all the way to the top. New construction along Highway 381 should be completed. There's a large flat area to park. No blockage all the way to the top of the pass. Note: As of 10/30/2020, users have reported that this road is closed for the season. Great area for unlicensed vehicles. The trail is rocky in a few places, but overall decent. This institution is operated under special use permit with the Arapaho National Forest. Drive to 13,132 feet and enjoy spectacular views of the Continental Divide, and nearby 14,000 foot peaks. It wasn’t a technical trail but the views were worth it and it wasn’t terribly busy! The trail is moderate and doable with a good 4x4. The top is something you will never forget. Overall a great trail just make sure you know your vehicles capabilities. The rest of the route up to 12,300 feet was easy but bumpy. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Argentine Pass is often said to be the highest double tracked mountain pass in Colorado, even if only one approach side fits that description these days. Accessed off Guanella Pass, above Georgetown, Colorado, this 4 wheel drive trail has beautiful views, both in the trees and above tree line. Snow can block trail well into summer. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Will be going back on a clear day. Once you arrive at the town, please stay back from the buildings and only take pictures. We started out by coming down the steep hill into the Waldorf town … Difficulty. Follow the tracklog to the left at first opportunity. Great trail. Definitely interesting in the wildfire smoke, check out my video below and see for yourself: High Point 13,132 ft., Best time to go: Mid July thru September. We are booking now! Now the east side starting in Georgetown is the only route that can be driven. It runs parallel to the river and there was some dispersed camping.. Great trail, could be difficult for some most obstacles have easier ways to navigate them. The historic Santiago Mine and Ghost Town is very cool, but check to make sure it is open before you visit. The pass marks the point of highest elevation along the American Discovery Trail, a coast to coast route for biking and hiking. It was a great day in the trail...however, there is snow covering the path a bit past where they are working on the culvert. As you start up the trail it soon splits. Follow an old railroad grade to top of McClellan Mountain. There are many roads in this area that go the wrong way. This takes the higher road marked 248.1. 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