Originally Posted by Keith
It looks to me like Hagerman Pass runs from the West side of Turquoise Lake, over the Continental Divide and then down to Ivanhoe Lake.
That's basically correct. Ultimately you end up at Reudi Res and can follow the paved road along the river to Basalt. I've mostly been up there in the winter, so I don't know all the dirt roads, but it seems like we rode KTM's in that area a year or two ago and found tons of dirt roads heading in every direction.
Guanella Pass would be a good alternative, or better yet Georgia Pass or Boreas. Both would be fine for a stock Taco. The north side of GA Pass is a bit steep and loose, but nothing crazy. Does he have decent tires?