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Old 04-13-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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I'm considering taking a friend by car over Last Dollar Road in July. It will have to be a dry time or I won't consider it. I have a Subaru Crosstrek, AWD, new tires, and i think the clearance is 8.7". Would this work if it's dry enough or do you really need higher clearance? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-13-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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Found this site that says the road is "passenger car friendly" but warns that muddy conditions may require 4WD.

The road also has a page of advice on Trip Advisor.

Images of what you'll see.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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It all depends. If it's muddy DO NOT try it. Last time I drove it I was behind a family in an old Ford Galaxy. That was entertaining to watch. You should be able to make it up to the crossroads with no problem at all. Beyond that, go left and you'll go UP into the tree line an aspen forest an old cabin and down above the airport and come out at Society Corner. Go right and you'll be on a shelf road and come out in Sawpit.

It's a nice scenic drive, and is very easy when dry. I never put my Jeep in 4wd once.

Owl Creek Pass to Silverjack is a nice drive also you can make in your new Subaru.






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Old 04-13-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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Wonderful pictures, thanks so much. What's a shelf road?
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Wonderful pictures, thanks so much. What's a shelf road?
It's a road where one side is a mountain and the other side is a drop off.
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:47 PM
 
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Yeah, no. I've been in cars doing just that, don't want to be the driver.
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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This might be one of the most extreme photos (bottom- middle, can't isolate it) http://www.google.com/search?q=shelf...=1523670216525

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Old 04-13-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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this might be the most extreme photo of one narrowtrail.jpg Photo by rinselman | Photobucket
nope!
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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best I could find in a few minutes.




I've been on some not that extreme in a Suburu, including 3rd row, second from left.
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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I'll agree that the shelf road in the picture I pointed to looks more solid than many.




The ones that traverse loose scree fields are a different kind of sketchy.
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