Lake Como Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A difficult hike with the option to attempt Little Bear Peak, Ellingwood Point, and Blanca Peak. This is one of the most difficult four-wheel-drive roads in Colorado. Only experienced drivers with appropriately equipped vehicles should attempt to drive the entire road to Lake Como. It is recommended that you park early and hike a little farther to save your vehicle excessive wear and tear.
This dirt road is officially known as the toughest road in Colorado. It is brutal and technical. The first 2 miles of FR 975 are sandy but usually passable by most cars. Afterward, the road begins to rise above the valley floor. The road gets rougher, with sections of loose rock, before reaching the
national forest boundary at 3.2 miles. Park off to the side of the road at the point where you judge your vehicle has gone far enough, and start hiking up the road. High-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles may continue up to the forest boundary, where there’s a small parking area."