21-Jul-2021 -- I had time to spare before driving from Colorado Springs to Boulder, so I decided to make a detour the the South to attempt this Degree Confluence Point, which seemed to be both interesting and non-trivial. Like Gavin Roy - who had visited this point almost exactly one year earlier - I decided to approach the point from the South, to avoid having to cross the Saint Charles River Gorge. My plan was to find the dirt road that runs - along the top of the canyon wall - just South of the point, drive along it as far as I could, and hike the rest of the way.
I turned onto the dirt road at [37.96911,-105.01482], then continued right at [37.97148,-105.01542]. This 4WD dirt road (4WD is essential) runs North towards the canyon, then turns East to run along the top of southern canyon wall. The road ended (blocked to vehicle traffic) at [37.99583,-105.00214] - 0.3 miles West of the point. This is the southern terminus of the San Carlos Trail (the trail that some other visitors had used to approach the point from the North). I parked here, and started hiking along the continuation of the dirt road (*not* down the San Carlos Trail).
The dirt road passed just 0.12 miles South of the point. Normally, it would be a very easy hike from here to reach the point. Not this time. The hillside was very steep, and it soon became clear to me that it would be too difficult to try to reach the exact point. I stopped 297 feet (+/- 6 feet GPS error) short of the point; close enough to count as a successful visit. (I’m surprised that Gavin Roy - following the same route - managed to make it all the way.)
I returned to the canyon rim, and flew my drone over the point, and then along the canyon, for a scenic view. Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.