A beautiful, stressless drive. In season, wildflowers are everywhere. Limited designated camping along road in addition to fee F.S. campgrounds. Washington Gulch, F.S. 811, is a beautiful alternate way to reach Paradise Divide. Northern portion of Gothic Road is closed between March 1 and May 30 depending on snow and mud conditions. Unlicensed vehicles are only allowed on roads in the national forest, which includes northern half of loop.