dogs on leash
off road driving
Surprised to see 14er has this one classified at 2, seems more difficult. Creek crossing was completely frozen, make sure to look for the cairn on your left to know where to cross and continue on the trail. Amazing view once you pass the old log cabin. Steep climb, crampons necessary for the sporadic icy spots. Amazing views the whole trip up the prominence, well worth the difficulty.
Missouri Gulch TH : Long trail through a forest, meadow, and ridge to the peak of this 14er. The first half of this trail is the same for the trail of Mount Belford and Oxford. Had a little bit of everything and was very easy to follow the trail. Stay right at both trail sign junctions when in the meadow and be prepared for all the switchbacks!
Beautiful hike. Can be tough and very windy.
***One thing to note: the vertical rise and mileage on this page is wrong. The hike from this upper trailhead which requires 4WD to get to saves you some vertical rise but according to the maps at this upper trailhead, the total mileage out and back is 7.6. And the vertical rise is not a mere 1000 ft but 3970 ft.***