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    Wondered if anyone has experienced sexton mountain road out of Georgetown to Idaho springs?

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    Saxon mountain,I hate this spell check----lol

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    Saxton mountain,I hate this spell check----lol

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    Havent driven that in years. What I remember of that is miles and miles of my teeth rattling out of my head. Its mostly softball sized rocks the whole way. In my scout it is definitely not a pleasant ride. Some vehicles handle it much better though. There are some cool views and its pretty easy drive though.

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    On a good, clear, dry day it is ******* terrifying.


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    I participate in the Adopt-a-Road program on Saxon Rd (F.S. 712).

    The switchbacks above Georgetown are actually under Clear Creek County's jurisdiction. The first couple times you take that route, the switchbacks are fun and scenic. After that, they are bumpy and monotonous. During wet years, you are more likely to see boulders on the road. There is enough soil erosion around these big rocks to let nature take it's course, and they roll downhill until they stop...on the road. A few years ago, there was a (another) rock slide just below the scenic overlook. A lot of people have driven over that slide, and been lucky. If they were not lucky, there would be news stories about their demise. I have not driven across the most recent slide.

    The Idaho Springs side has more varied terrain, and is easily passable with 4-wheel drive. I drive it at least twice a year, and see something new every trip.

    Ummm, what was the question???
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    Paul previously posted:
    "On a good, clear, dry day it is ******* terrifying."

    So, you are saying that gloomy and wet, makes everything better.



    You might be on to something...

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    Mark previously posted:
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    I think you'd be smart to stay away from this right now Mark. The adopt-a-trail run would be much better!
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    Chris previously posted:
    "I think you'd be smart to stay away from this right now Mark. The adopt-a-trail run would be much better!"

    Agree! The earliest I have run Saxon was Father's Day, and there was snow...
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    "Wondered if anyone has experienced sexton mountain road out of Georgetown to Idaho springs?"

    I took my rzr here about a month ago and there was a huge landslide that covered the road. I drove over it. There was a guy before me on his atv who looked at it before I went over and turned around and left. You might be able to clear it with a high clearance vehicle but I was feeling like it was dangerous in my rzr. There are also boulders and smaller slides that you will have to try to drive over. I'm not sure if they clear this stuff but the larger slide would require a bulldozer to clear.

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    I took my rzr here about a month ago and there was a huge landslide that covered the road. I drove over it. There was a guy before me on his atv who looked at it before I went over and turned around and left. You might be able to clear it with a high clearance vehicle but I was feeling like it was dangerous in my rzr. There are also boulders and smaller slides that you will have to try to drive over. I'm not sure if they clear this stuff but the larger slide would require a bulldozer to clear."

    Yeah, I was up there last August with the dirt bike and that slide was there. The guy at the Pizza place in Georgetown told us the slide was there earlier last Spring, and a Jeep rolled off the trail trying to get over it. Not good. Dirt bike was able to go over no problem, but I would NOT trying it with anything larger than an ATV/RZR. We saw a couple of Razers go over it while we were there. But it looked pretty dangerous and the PUCKER FACTOR for them was HIGH. Usually, its just big rocks that come down on the trail. The slide is probably about 10 -13 high covering the trail.
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