Short climb along west face of Continental Divide with views above 12,000 feet at Napoleon Pass. Multiple creek crossings as trail follows along Middle Willow Creek then passes through thick forest. Expect to get muddy. You’ll go by interesting Tincup Cemetery and see buildings and remains at Gold Cup Mine. No seasonal closures except by weather.
Use caution on this trail as snow melts. An accident occurred on or about August 13, 2019, involving side by side. The vehicle slid off-trail in snow-covered section and rolled several times.