1km further along the road is the turn off to Craig’s Hut via the Clear Hills Track. This is only a 2km track up to the hut but has several large humps to negotiate that are in place for assisting water runoff and is steep and narrow in parts. It’s always hard to know what ground clearance is suitable for certain tracks and if unsure, it’s best not to take the risk. We’ve driven a Subaru XV (22cm/220mm clearance) up this track and taking it slowly, had about 5cm clearance on the most severe humps. Keeping in mind that depending on the season and subsequent weather conditions the size and shape of these humps may be different.
These roads are closed beyond Telephone Box Junction from June to November, sometimes later, depending on snow and Mt Stirling summit road closures are generally from 1 May to 30 November. Contact 03 5777 6077 for details.
High Country Scenic Tours can take you up to Craig’s Hut and various other alpine areas in comfort and safety if you don’t have a vehicle with off road capabilities or you would prefer not to drive yourself.