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.
Submitted by Quincy
Ran Napoleon Pass October 2,2022 in a Polaris XP 1000 crew Texas edition. From Tin Cup to the South. Trail past the Gold Cup mine was very difficult with several near tip-overs. Snow accumulation of 3-4” nearing the pass. At mile 4.2 stayed left because the downhill entry to the lower alternate route appeared to be at the limit of tilt for my vehicle. Nearly had a tip-over in about 100 yards. Very tippy. Be very careful in these two areas. Not recommended to ride this trail alone because these two areas.
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.