Upper Lytle Creek Divide

Total Miles
7.7

Elevation

1,849.59 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer

Trail Overview

The trail consists mainly of dirt, rocks, and some roots. It is wide enough for one vehicle, but there are turnouts for passing throughout the trail. Stock height 2WD SUV and truck type vehicles are capable of completing this trail. There are some soft and loose dirt areas, but they are not an issue for 2WD vehicles. There are also plenty of scenic views with safe places to stop on turnouts that do not block traffic. These turnouts have space for multiple vehicles, so it also will not affect others from pulling off if needed. Cell phone service is reliable in most areas of the trail, but downloading an offline map is highly recommended as cell phone service is not reliable in areas leading up to the trail. There are no gas stations within miles of the trail so fueling up prior to the trip is recommended.

Photos of Upper Lytle Creek Divide

Upper Lytle Creek Divide
Upper Lytle Creek Divide
Upper Lytle Creek Divide

Difficulty

2WD vehicles are capable of completing the trail but there is potential of sections becoming harder if rain or snow occur prior to travel. There is also a cliff on one side of the trail for the majority of the trail so caution is advised.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Anthony The Great
May 18, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Martin Moreno
May 12, 2024
2024 Subaru Forester
Obstructed
Washout
It’s a single lane up or down, with very few spots to turn around, not to difficult, or so I thought. Ended up running into a washout that took out half the road and my forester barely fit on the path that was left, but turning back ment I had to reverse up hill a good amount so I just went for it. Definitely sketchy. But if you got the cajones I would say go for it, just be mindful of your really wide you might not fit.
Ruben Mendoza
May 12, 2024
4x4
Open
My lady and I went out for the afternoon to do a simple trail, started with Slade Canyon to Upper Lytle creek ridge. all is good for 4x4 trucks, to this point, we continued on to Lytle creek divide, then came to the three washouts mentioned, we didn't know about them because we started on another trail. we were too far in to turn back, and risked the challenge, made all three points with a serious pucker factor! I would suggest looking up all connecting trails before heading in.
Shawn G
May 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
wash outs are passable. not for 4x4, we were on dual sport bikes.

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