Taylor Pass Divide Road is both a connector trail and a spur road, connecting the top of Taylor Pass to Richmond Hill and splitting off and dead-ending at the Goodwin-Greene Hut, part of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. This trail is generally 1 to 1.5 vehicles wide and traverses a hard-packed surface with occasional small exposed rocks and many sharp, rolling water bars.
The section connecting Taylor Pass to Richmond Hill is easy, with expansive views of the Elk Range and excellent visibility towards oncoming traffic. Once heading northeast around Gold Hill, the trail becomes rougher with more exposed rocks and steeper grade hills. A low-end transfer case will be helpful, but 4-wheel drive will only be necessary in wet conditions. In dry conditions, the road is suitable for any high clearance vehicle.
As the road passes from Gunnison National Forest into the White River National Forest, it changes names to Gold Hill Road and pierces into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness right as it ends at the hut. Along this trail ride, you can expect incredible views and a sense of remoteness. Although dispersed camping is allowed along the trail per the MVUM, and plenty of flat open ground exists, there are no previously established campsites to take advantage of.
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