Great views of Georgetown and I-70 corridor. Mt. Evans can be seen from the top. Endless switchbacks are impressive. Old log cabins scattered along the route. Don’t miss historic Georgetown and a new visitor center. Parking space is limited at the bottom. Unlicensed vehicles should consider accessing the area via Cascade Creek, Trail #61, where there is more parking.
Submitted by Melissa
Went up Lamartine and came down Saxon. Saxon starts out rocky, jiggle factor 10/10. One real narrow part, made me cry a little. Right after that was a huge rock that we could have not passed, luckily we were a group of 5 jeeps and scooted it to the side. Just a couple of the switchbacks may require a backing up, nothing too bad. Rest of trail is just extremely rocky. Just about to the bottom, this is one little tippy part that made me pucker a bit but was overall a great time and the views were amazing. I would not take anything too wide or with low clearance.
Submitted by Charles Wells of FunTreks
Several more large boulders have fallen and I now rate the trail DIFFICULT. People have stacked rocks to get over the boulders, but I was challenged to get through in my stock Jeep Wrangler Sport. The rock cliffs above the trail are not maintained or reinforced in any way and, in my opinion, this trail is DANGEROUS!!! Hopefully, some future maintenance on the trail will make it safer. Trail is adopted by NAXJA, the North American XJ Association. For up-to-date pictures of this trail, see our new 4th Edition of Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, set to be released for sale in mid-April of 2019.
In our ATV Guide Colorado Central Mountains, we combine this trail with “Cascade Creek” which is shown as a separate trail on this website. The upper part of Cascade Creek between Waypoints 02 and 08 in this ATV book, has gotten more difficult, although a skilled ATV rider shouldn’t have much trouble.
Great time today on Saxton Moutain. We approached over Mt Evans side from Cascade Creek trail. A few hair raising...See More
Charles' update is pretty spot on. Just attempted a "moderate" trail with a stock JLUR and it was hair raising...See More
Trail has LARGE BOULDERS that have fallen. It is very, very narrow with large drop offs. Scariest trail I have...See More