From the Taylor River, this route follows Italian Creek to Reno Divide. The road leaves the Taylor River at 9,822 feet and climbs steadily. Three miles from the Taylor (10,120 feet) Italian Creek Road is intersected by the Lily Pond Motorized Trail. The road continues to climb toward Reno Divide and follows Italian Creek for the next four miles. After passing the Star Mine and Star Trailhead (motorized) the road then climbs up over Reno Divide (12,000 ft). From this point it begins to switchback and descend into the Cement Creek drainage. Travel restrictions may be in effect. Please check the current Travel Map.
Directions from Almont: Travel 31 miles north on the Taylor River Road, 742. Less than a mile passed the Pot Hole Lakes is the junction with Italian Creek Road, 759.
Directions from Crested Butte: Travel eight miles south on Highway 135. Turn on to Cement Creek Road (740) and travel east for seven miles to the junction with Italian Creek Road.