Muddy Pass & Piney Guard Station

Total Miles
38.5

Elevation

3,246.46 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an easy, scenic drive open June 21 through November 22. There are plenty of dispersed camping sites, all of them with amazing views. The first 6.5 miles are highly trafficked because of Piney Lake, and the amount of hikes available. You will reach Red & White Mountain Trail, and then the entrance for Muddy Pass. There is a connection to both trails about halfway through. The trail to the Piney Guard station is a little bit more rutted in areas, and you might need 4x4 during rain or snow.

Photos of Muddy Pass & Piney Guard Station

Muddy Pass & Piney Guard Station
Muddy Pass & Piney Guard Station
Muddy Pass & Piney Guard Station

Difficulty

It is mostly a scenic drive with dispersed camping. The trail to the guard station is a little more intermediate, especially with rain or snow. It is also one way in and out with a few places to give room to pass.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Luke Gardner
Oct 07, 2023
SxS
Open
Dusty
James Vogeltanz
Aug 18, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Steele Sandler
Jul 05, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Normal
Mike Falco
Jun 30, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

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