Baxter Pass Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This route provides the opportunity to travel through some of the most remote county in Colorado with scenery much different than that along any of the other trails in this book. The road deteriorates slowly as you travel toward the pass and becomes quite rutted in spots as it traverses the barren sage plateau. After heavy rain, it is very boggy and can become impassable. In muddy conditions, the difficulty rating for this road could increase to 5 or higher.
Special Attractions: Remote, scenic location; Landscape that is unique in Colorado; Access to a network of 4WD trails. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended, though most stock SUVs are acceptable. Expect a rough road surface with rocks larger than 6 inches, but there will be a reasonable driving line available. Patches of mud are possible but can be readily negotiated; sand may be deep and require lower tire pressures. There may be stream crossings up to 12 inches deep, substantial sections of single-lane shelf road, moderate grades, and sections of moderately loose road surface."