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05 Jul

cooking tourCultivating Spirits info and photos Our Guests get a 20% exclusive DISCOUNT!

Cultivating Spirits offers cannabis consumers, and non-cannabis
consumers responsible, educational and spirited cannabis experiences in
Summit County including: cannabis cultivation tours, gourmet meals paired with
wine and cannabis, cooking demonstrations from executive chefs, THC cooking
courses, cannabis educational lectures, private events and more.
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The Best Hot Springs around our Lodges!!

21 Jun
Colorado’s mountains have plenty of activities to get your heart racing, but they’re also perfect for kicking back. Dip into our many natural hot springs, where you can soothe sore muscles after a long day of hiking or skiing. Many also offer water slides and kid-friendly amenities.
Glenwood spring theriputic pool

1. Strawberry Park Hot SpringsSteamboat Springs
Stay in a tent or rent a rustic cabin, and make sure to book the signature watsu treatment: a bodywork massage that takes place in geothermal waters. Get back to nature by going au naturel — the hot springs become clothing optional after dark.

2. The Springs Resort and SpaPagosa Springs
This luxury resort boasts more than 20 soaking pools (including the world’s deepest geothermal spring), a full-service spa and salon and a separate luxury suites hotel, which is LEED-certified for its environmentally conscious design. Unwind in one of the five adults-only pools, which have sweeping views of the San Juan Mountains.

3. Waunita Hot Springs RanchGunnison
Surrounded by Gunnison National Forest, this remote lodge is an ideal getaway for horseback riding, fishing and swimming in the hot springs-fed pool. This family-friendly ranch also includes kid-appropriate activities like hayrides, horseshoes, fishing and more.

4. Glenwood Hot Springs LodgeGlenwood Springs
This lodge is perfect for the entire family, boasting the world’s largest hot springs pool, two water slides and a mini-golf course. Escape to the resort’s full-service spa, where you can enjoy a soothing massage in their historic, sandstone bathhouse.

5. Avalanche Ranch Cabins & Hot SpringsRedstone
Stay in a private log cabin overlooking the Rocky Mountains and enjoy 24-hour access to three secluded hot springs pools. This pastoral 36-acre ranch also features hiking trails, a stocked fishing pond and private riverfront access.

6. Old Town Hot SpringsSteamboat Springs
This complex touts eight geothermal pools, water slides, a fitness center, tennis courts, massage services and childcare. Book a private cabana on the upper deck to make a full day of it.

7. The Historic Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & LodgingsOuray
Book one of the historic accommodations in this European-style lodge and take a breather with an Aveda spa treatment and a dip in the therapeutic hot springs. Unwind in the natural vapor cave, which includes a 108-degree soaking pool.

8. Ouray Hot Springs Pool & Fitness CenterOuray
Surrounded by towering mountains and lush forests, this natural hot springs swimming pool is an inspiring place to bring your whole family. This crystal-clear pool boasts plenty of kid-approved amenities, such as a large slide, diving area, shallow section for young swimmers and a water volleyball area.

9. Indian Springs ResortIdaho Springs
Variety rules with geo-thermal caves, private baths, outdoor Jacuzzis and a mineral water pool, not to mention lodging options that range from campsites to resort rooms. Visit Club Mud, where you’ll spread mineral-rich clay over your skin and hair, let it dry and rinse it away for a smooth and shiny finish.

10. Mount Princeton Hot Springs ResortNathrop
This luxurious mountain resort boasts numerous geothermal springs. Its proximity to Monarch and Ski Cooper ski areas makes a perfect aprés ski muscle relaxant. Thirty small pools are located right in Chalk Creek, which runs alongside the property and adds a super-natural feel to your soak.

11. Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & SpaHot Sulphur Springs
This resort’s waters, which run in the town of the same name, have been flowing from seven natural springs for hundreds of years and were used for healing by the Ute Indians. Hop from pool to pool to try out different temperatures and views.

12. Orvis Hot SpringsRidgway
Seven pools in this San Juan Mountain paradise range from 98 degrees to the very steamy — and appropriately named — Lobster Pot, which can get up to 114 degrees. The unique gravel-bottom “pond” is known for Mount Sneffels vistas and massaging waterfalls.

13. Dunton Hot Springs, near Telluride
This all-inclusive resort is set in a restored ghost town, featuring private log cabins, mineral-rich hot springs and long-table dinners held in a 1800s saloon. Enjoy the soaking pool inside the restored 19th-century bathhouse or venture to Colorado’s only geyser, which is located nearby.

14. Overlook Hot Springs SpaPagosa Springs
Roof-top tubs, five indoor pools and one completely private tub give you options for any weather or occasion. Sunset Magazine recently named this hot springs, tucked inside a Victorian-era storefront, a great aprés-ski option just half an hour from Wolf Creek Ski Area.

15. Healing Waters Resort & SpaPagosa Springs
With lodging options spanning an RV park to rooms and suites with full kitchens as well as a full-service spa, Healing Waters makes sure you don’t need to leave the grounds for a relaxing getaway. Consider an Aquastretch treatment in one of the warm-water pools to soothe weary muscles.

16. Box Canyon Lodge & Hot SpringsOuray
Situated in a peaceful courtyard beneath a scenic mountainside with 360-degree views, the Box Canyon Lodge’s hot-springs tubs are available only to overnight guests. Frequent guests recommend taking in a San Juan sunrise on the lodge’s bench swings.

17. Trimble Spa & Natural Hot SpringsDurango
Relax in the sauna, swim laps in the massive naturally heated mineral pool, picnic and sunbathe poolside and soothe body and soul with massage treatments. There are a couple of lodging options for those who just can’t tear themselves away from the geothermal waters.

18. Valley View Hot SpringsVilla Grove
This non-profit, clothing-optional, off-the-grid spot is a unique way to experience the land of the San Luis Valley. Several all-natural soaking ponds are found along wilderness trails, while a hot tub and sauna are heated geothermically and hydroelectrically. Reservations strongly recommended.

19. Joyful Journey Hot Springs SpaMoffat
This San Luis Valley gem pulls its 140-degree artesian mineral waters from beneath the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Pools are gravity-fed and cooled to a comfortable and relaxing 98–110 degrees. Find unique lodging options can be found in the yurt and a tiny tipi village.

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Wedding Central at Summit Peaks and Riverside Lodges Call NOW

21 Jun

the perfect wedding solution

Only 100 yards from the Famous Silverthorne Pavilion and GET UP TO 15% discount for your wedding party!!! Any wedding bookin- before July 31,  2014 will also get a 7th night FREE!! 

Tent and Events

Rent all your wedding needs

970-262-6858

Caterers

All Love Catering
720-917-4186

All-lovecatering.com

All Seasons Catering
AllSeasonsCateringLLC.com
(970) 468-7414

Black Diamond Gourmet
blackdiamondgourmet.com
970-468-9999

Bonnie Q BBQ
BonnieQbbq.com

970-468-7533

Cabin Creek Smokehouse BBQ
cabin-creek-smokehouse-barbeque.com
303-838-0375

Caveman Cafeteria: Where the Hunters Gather
cavemancafeteria.com
720-376-9113

Dillon Dam Brewery
970-262-7777
dambrewery.com

Food Hedz World Cafe
970-668-2000
FoodHedzcafe.com

Footers Catering
303.762.1410
footerscatering.com

Gilchrist Catering
GilchristCatering.net
970-468-7860

Simply Perfect LLC
makeitsimplyperfect.com

303-880-9655

Photographers

Alpine Images Photography
alpineimages.biz

970-389-3828

Chris Gentile Photography
chrisgentilephotography.com
540-239-2244

Crystaline Photography & Mulitmedia, LLC
crystalinephoto.com
303-432-2954

Diana Sabreen Photography
dianasabreen.com
303-818-4112

Elevate Photography
elevatephotography.com
303-744-6700

Elizabeth Cryan Photography
elizabethcryanphotography.com

412-952-3679

Joe Kusumoto Photography
kusumotophoto.com
970-485-5143

Kaileen Higney Photography Specialist
970-468-8892
KaileenPhoto@gmail.com

Katie Girtman / Studio Kiva Photography and Videography Inc.
studiokivawedding.com

studiokivaphoto.com
720-837-3169

Kelli Nixon Photography
kellinixon.com

303-578-9327

Marcia Ward Photography
imagemakerdenver.com
303-322-9324

Pixil Studio
pixilstudio.com
720-201-6998

Sarah Roshan Photography
sarahroshanphoto.com
303-9059740

Shane Morris Photography
silverthornephotography.com
850-502-0364

Tim Shinn Photography
timshinn.com
970-485-1720

Timothy Faust Photography
timothyfaust.com

970-453-4538

Tripp Fay Photography
trippfayphotography.com
231-330-1759

Photo Booths

Amore’ Interactive Photo Booth
amoredjentertainment.com
970-215-2690

Creative Mountain Images, LLC
creativemountainimages.com
cmiweddings.com
970-479-0994

Snowflake Photo Booth
snowflakephotobooth.com
970-368-3004

Rental Companies

Alpine Party Rentals
alpineparty.com

970-328-6707

Colorado Tents & Events
tentsandevents.com
970 262-6858

Chair Covers & Linens by Linen Hero
linenhero.com

855-269-4376

Wright Group Event Services
thewrightgroupnow.com

303-399-9947/800-864-4342

Spas & Salons

Bella Pella Salon Bar
Facebook, Bella Pella Salon Bar
970-389-1975

Elan-Life Spa
elan-lifespa.com
elorapurestyle.com
970-368-6680

Majestic Mountain Beauty
majesticmountainbeauty.com
970-409-9937

Southern Exposure Salon
southernexposuresalonwedding.com

970-468-9054

Specialty Shops and Services

Amore’ Wedding Lighting and Decor
amoredjentertainment.com
970-215-2690

Frisco Fun & Formal, Tuxedo and Suit Rentals
friscotux.com

970-668-5732

Jake’s Mountain Shuttle
jakesmountainshuttle.com

970-401-0988

Little White Dress Bridal Shop
lwdbridal.com

303-814-8972

Summit Express Airport & Wedding Day Transportation
summitexpress.com

970-668-6000

Summit Oxygen “Oxygen Bar”
summitoxygen.net

970-406-8518

Three Bees Knees Wedding Invitations
threebeesknees.com

970-262-1707

Florists

Garden of Eden
friscogarden.net
970-668-4466

Little Flower Shop
littleflowershop.net

970-468-5498

Located on the Famous Gold Metal Blue River!

Located on the Famous Gold Metal Blue River!

 

Summit Peaks Lodges!

Summit Peaks Lodges!

 

NEW exclusive concierge service for our Lodges!

26 Apr

Exclusive service

Exclusive service

NEW exclusive concierge service for our Lodges!

  NOW offering transportation to and from Denver’s airport or train .  The price would be  500.00 for up to 10 people and gear.  I.e. bikes, kayaks, climbing gear , skis, golf clubs I will also offer individual rates of 60.00 per person with a minimum of 4. Destination transportation will be dependent upon distance and logistics.

 

Bitcoin

18 Jan

Guests can now use Bitcoin to pay for their reservations at our Lodges

https://coinbase.com/?r=52d9ef733912626d8f000075&utm_campaign=user-referral&src=referral-link

 
 

Rafting in Summit County

07 Mar

RAFTING

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KODI Rafting, based in Frisco Colorado, has been offering full and half day river adventures on 6 Colorado Rivers and Creeks for over 25 years.  With all those options, we can find the perfect trip for you and your group.  From mild floats to exhilarating whitewater, KODI truly does have something for everyone.  Visit us at www.whitewatercolorado.com or feel free to give us a call at 970-668-1548 to book your day on the river.  Group discounts are available for all guests of Summit Peaks Lodge.  Come see why KODI was voted Summit County’s Favorite Rafting Company 7 times

 

Local News for Summit County

29 Jan

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01/29/2013

 

News More Local News

 

Vail Resorts has strong holiday performance But bad early season weather accounts for losses that are hard to make up 

After slow start, Summit County snowsports sales are picking up speed Local retailers say they’re coming out of a downward trend 

Breckenridge exhibit showcases 100 years of Summit County skiing For whatever the reason, skiers, snowboarders and other downhillers seem to love dressing up and hitting the hill in retro gear on April Fool’s Day and other holidays 

Dillon Marina receives top honor from national magazine

Being hundreds of miles away from the ocean didn’t stop Dillon Marina from gaining recognition as being one of the best in the country

 

Silverthorne moving forward on downtown development plans

Open house slated for Feb. 6

 

Snow sculptors converge on Breckenridge Event sees wide international field for 2013 competition 

Raising roofs in Summit County’s rocky terrain Habitat for Humanity planning new home in spring 

Breckenridge restaurants, retailers seeing increases

Lowest vacancy rate in four years

 

Copper Mountain launches uphill access pass Skinners looking for early morning powder turns will be able to find them at Copper Mountain 

Occupancy trends looking up for Summit County lodging

Positive projections for end of January, February

 

 

Dog Sledding

14 Jan

This a real great alternative activity, dog sledding with Snow Cap. Get all the details here: http://www.snowcapssleddogs.com/

or just call 970-453-PULL 

We took the kids and had a blast!

That's me hanging on for dear life!

That’s me hanging on for dear life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hut trips in Colorado!!

08 Nov

 

 

Get to know Colorado by visiting the 10th mountain Division Huts! 

 

Trailhead Directions and Details

Take special care with trailhead location. Allow extra time the morning of your trip in case the trailhead is not plowed or otherwise difficult to find or use. Check “New & News” on this website for critical trailhead changes. As parking at trailheads is often limited, please carpool or use a shuttle service whenever possible. Click here for GPS information.

ATTENTION HUT USERS: Due to break-in’s at a few of our trailheads we stongly urge all hut users not to leave anything of value in your car. If you must leave something in your car make sure it is either locked in your trunk or well out of sight.


Aspen Area Trailheads

Hunter Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,380 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Smuggler Mtn
USGS MAP: Aspen

To reach the Hunter Creek Trailhead, start in the town of Aspen. Follow Main Street in Aspen to Mill Street (the stoplight near the center of town, next to the Hotel Jerome). Turn N on Mill and drive a short distance down a hill, then across a bridge over the Roaring Fork River (.25 miles). Bear left after the bridge and follow the Red Mountain Road 1 mile to its second switchback. Just before the switchback, turn right and downhill on the Hunter Creek Road. Drive approximately .3 miles on Hunter Creek Road, then take a hard left on an unpaved driveway that leads up past a water tank 300 feet to a parking area. The actual trailhead is farther up the mountain, but this is the only parking.

You have several choices for foot travel to the actual trailhead. The simplest method is to walk back down the driveway to the Hunter Creek Road, turn left through two stone gate posts marked “Private,” and follow the paved Hunter Creek Road 1/3 mile around a hairpin switchback to the well-signed Hunter Creek Trailhead on the right side of the road. Your other choice for foot travel is to follow a foot trail that traverses up the mountain from the parking area to the trailhead.

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New Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,400 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Smuggler Mtn
USGS MAP: Aspen

For the New Upper Hunter Creek Parking Area follow Hunter Creek Road up Red Mountain (See Hunter Creek TH directions) and go NE through the stone pillars continuing up Red Mountain Road for approximately 6/10th of a mile to a 3-way intersection. Take a very hard tight turn, and continue E 1/4th of a mile through two sharp swithbacks. You are now on private property. Please respect the homeowners and use the linked map to find the parking area. Do not enter private, marked driveways and do not cross the bridge. Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead Map

 

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PLEASE NOTE THESE IMPORTANT RULES FOR THE NEW PARKING AREA:

This is intended primarily as a skier drop-off area. Be prepared to drop your gear here and return your car to the Hunter Creek Parking area. There are a total of four (4) parking spaces in the skier drop-off area. Two are designated parking spots for 10th Mountain Division Hut users. One is for senior citizens and the last is for handicap parking. The parking spots are on a first-come first-served basis. If you are using it for overnight parking you must leave a copy of your confirmation sheet on the dashboard of your car showing the designated night(s) you will be at the hut. Your car may be ticketed or towed if you a) do not leave proof of hut use or b) are illegitimately parked in the senior or handicapped parking spot. Four-wheel drive is recommended.

Lenado Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,640 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Smuggler Mtn.
USGS MAP: Aspen

From Glenwood Springs/I-70, travel east on Hwy 82 approximately 32 miles to Smith Way. (From Aspen, this intersection is approximately 8 miles west of Aspen). Note that this intersection is located .8 mile west of the turn-off to Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area. Travel downhill on Smith Way for .5 mile, cross the Roaring Fork River, and continue to a 3-way intersection. Turn left (north) at Upper River Road, (CR 17) and travel North for 1.5 miles to the sharp right turn (east) onto the Woody Creek Road CR 18. Proceed approximately 8.4 miles through Lenado to the marked 10th Mountain winter hut parking area on your right. A sign, and a chain with a lock, marks the parking area. The combination for the lock on the chain is the same as the hut combination.

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Fryingpan River Drainage Trailheads

Spring Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,440 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Mount Yeckel, Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Meredith

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 25 miles to the Eagle-Thomasville Road #400. Parking is available just east of the turn off to Road #400. Do not attempt to drive this road when it is wet, even with 4-wheel drive. This road is impassible when wet!

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Montgomery Flats
ELEVATION: 8,250 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Mount Yeckel, Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Meredith

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 26 miles to a marked driveway on the North side of the road (the street number is 26501). Please park in the plowed designated area for hut users and do not block the driveway. From the parking area, follow the driveway northeast for 0.1 miles, then pick up the marked trail on the right. Please follow this marked trail and respect private property.

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Diamond J Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,250 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Mount Yeckel, Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Meredith

Parking for the Harry Gates Hut was changed in 2002. The new parking is 0.3 miles west (down valley) from the Diamond J Ranch. Please see Montgomery Flats Trailhead for more information.

Burnt Mountain Road Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,830 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Mount Yeckel, Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Nast, Meredith

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 26.5 miles to a Y fork in the road known as the Biglow (on USFS map). A sign indicates Elk Wallow Campground. Take the left fork (North Fork Road #501) and drive 2.6 miles to where the well-signed Burnt Mountain Road (#506) turns off to the left (north).

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Norrie Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,440 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Mount Yeckel
USGS MAP: Meredith

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 27.5 miles to the sign that says Norrie Colony. Turn right (west), travel across the bridge, and then up a short hill. At the top of the short hill there should be a plowed area. Park in the plowed area – DO NOT block the private driveway. The road to Twin Meadows leaves this area southwest of the short hill.

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Granite Lakes Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,760 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Mount Yeckel, Upper Fryingpan
USGS MAP: Nast

 

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 31.5 miles to signs for Fryingpan River Ranch and for Nast Lake/Granite Lakes Trailhead. After the turnoff, a winding dirt road leads 1.1 miles to the obvious buildings of the ranch. This road has several steep switchbacks, so 4-wheel drive is recommended during snow season.

The Granite Lakes Trailhead is just after the bridge. For the trail to Twin Meadows and Margy’s Hut, follow the marked trail around Nast Lake and begin climbing S.W.

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Road 505 Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,120 feet winter; 10,040 feet summer
10TH MTN MAP: Upper Fryingpan
USGS MAP: Nast, Mt. Champion

Road 505 is a dirt spur off the paved Fryingpan Road. It was built for maintenance on the Fryingpan/Arkansas water diversion project. In winter it remains snow-covered and is shared by skiers and snowmobilers.

From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road approximately 32 miles to an obvious parking area on the right. A sign at the parking area says Fryingpan Lakes.

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Hagerman Pass Road Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,200 feet
10TH MOUNTAIN MAP: Upper Fryingpan
USGS MAP:Nast

The Hagerman Pass Road Trailhead is at the start of the Hagerman Pass Road, which connects Leadville and the Fryingpan valley. From the 4-way stop sign in Basalt at Two Rivers Road and the Fryingpan River Road, follow the Fryingpan River Road 32.1 miles to the end of the pavement, then follow Hagerman Pass Road around the sweeping bend to the left.

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Trailheads reached from Interstate Highway 70

West Lake Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,300 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Summer Eagle
USGS MAP: Fulford

From the I-70 Edwards exit (#163), travel south 1/2 mile to Highway 6. Drive W on Highway 6 .7 miles to Lake Creek Road. Turn S (left) and drive 1.7 miles to West Lake Creek Road junction. Turn right and continue 1.5 miles to the end of the pavement and another 1.1 miles to the parking area at switchback. (8220′). Please Note: This trail passes through wilderness areas where we are unable to mark the trail with blue diamonds. This, along with the fact that this route is seldom traveled, can make for very difficult route finding and is not a trail we recommend for inexperienced or first time hut-users.

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Sylvan Lake Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,558 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Burnt Mountain
USGS MAP: Crooked Creek Pass

From the Eagle exit (#147) on I-70 drive south .2 miles to the roundabout. Drive 1.0 mile west on Hwy 6 until the roundabout and exit on Sylvan Lake Road. Travel 1.6 miles and take a right on Brush Creek Road (aka Eagle County Road #307). Travel 8.7 miles to a “Y” intersection. Take the right fork (West Brush Creek Road) and drive 4.6 miles to Sylvan Lake. Sylvan Lake is a small state park where you’ll find good car camping, small cabins for rent, and bathrooms.

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Yeoman Park Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,060 feet
10TH MTN MAP: New York Mountain
USGS MAP: Fulford

From the Eagle exit (#147) on I-70 drive south .2 miles to the roundabout. Drive 1.0 mile west on Hwy 6 until the roundabout and exit on Sylvan Lake Road. Travel 1.6 miles and take a right on Brush Creek Road (aka Eagle County Road #307). Travel 8.7 miles to a “Y” intersection. Take the left fork (East Brush Creek Road) and drive approximately 6 miles to Yeoman Park. Turn right off of the main road and travel a few hundred feet along a short spur road (over a bridge) to the obvious parking area.

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Vail Trailhead for Commando Run
ELEVATION: 8,220 feet
USGS MAP: Vail East

The Vail Trailhead for the Commando Run is not signed, but it’s fairly easy to find. Follow I-70 to the main Vail Exit (Exit 176) at Vail Resort. Take the exit, then travel south to a traffic circle. Turn east out of the traffic circle onto the frontage road and drive .4 miles E to an intersection marked with an oversized stop sign. Turn right (S) here and follow Vail Valley Drive .4 miles to parking at the Golden Peak Children’s Skiing Center at the base of lifts 6 and 12. In the winter parking is highly regulated, so check the parking rules when you get there.

At any rate, you can skin up the ski area from here to start the Commando Run in Mill Creek. This is a grueling start for such a nice tour, so consider accessing the Commando Run from the Vail ski lifts. There has been talk for years of a one-ride ticket for just that purpose, so check for this option. To reach the Commando Run from the lifts you can get into Mill Creek from the top of lift 6; or take a more roundabout route, finally using the Orient Express Lift to reach the west ridge of Siberia Peak. In the summer you can ride the Vail Gondola most of the way up the mountain, then hike the ridge to Siberia Peak. Cyclists can take their bike up the Gondola and ride across the ski area to the Mill Creek Road.

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Vail Pass Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,580 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Resolution Mountain
USGS MAP: Vail Pass

To reach the Vail Pass Trailhead, drive I-70 14.3 miles east from Vail or 5.4 miles west from Copper Mountain Resort. Take Exit 190 and park at the indicated overnight parking area. The Shrine Pass Road leaves from the parking area. It has good signage and is well used. Please note: For winter trips, hut-users must use the non-motorized winter-use trail to access the huts. Use of the motorized winter-use trail (Shrine Pass Road) may result in a $100 fine.

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Boreas Pass Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,350 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Boreas Pass
USGS MAPS: Breckenridge, Boreas Pass

From the intersection of Highway 9 (Main St) and Boreas Pass Road (County Rd. 10) in Breckenridge travel east for 3.7 miles to the winter trailhead parking area.

Section House Reservation Info

Ken’s Cabin Reservation Info

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Copper Mountain Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,820 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Resolution Mountain
USGS MAPS: Copper Mountain, Vail Pass

Parking: Summit Huts Association appreciates the generosity of Copper Mountain Resort in allowing hut guests to park at Copper Mountain. Park in the Alpine Lot (formerly known as East Lot), just off Highway 91. Directions: turn into the main Copper Mountain Resort entrance and make your first left into the north end of the Alpine Lot. Park in the area near the Transportation Center, which is designated for Janet’s Cabin. Post your parking permit on the dash and make extra copies if your group requires more than one vehicle. Take the free shuttle from the Transportation Center to Union Creek.

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Red Sandstone Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,620 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Gore Range
USGS MAPS: Vail West, Vail East

Drive Interstate Highway 70 to the Vail Resort. Take the main Vail exit (#176). After exiting, turn north and drive a short distance to the frontage road (rather than heading into Vail). Drive the frontage road 1 mile west, then take a right on the Red Sandstone Creek Road. For the most reliable parking, head up Red Sandstone Creek Road .3 miles to a parking area on the left at a major switchback. If you park here, you’ll need to walk .4 miles on plowed pavement up and around another switchback to the start of the true Red Sandstone Creek Road, then an additional .6 miles on a plowed dirt road to the closure gate. To avoid walking the road, it’s worth exploring parking options farther up the road, especially in spring or during years with less snowfall. To do so, it’s prudent to use a 4-wheel-drive vehicle.

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Spraddle Creek Trailhead (for Eiseman Hut)
ELEVATION: 8,480 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Gore Range
USGS MAPS: Vail West, Vail East

Drive Interstate Highway 70 to the Vail Resort. Take the main Vail exit (#176). After exiting travel north to the roundabout and turn east onto Spraddle Creek Road. You’ll immediately see a Forest Service overflow parking area on your left (note this and use later if needed). Continue up the steep paved road .7 miles to the Spraddle Creek Estates entrance gate. Leave the pavement here by taking a hard right on the well signed Spraddle Creek dirt road, and continue .1 mile to the Spraddle Creek Ranch parking area. Be advised there is no parking at the Spraddle Creek Estates entrance gate. Parking at the Lower Spraddle Creek parking area can be difficult because of the popularity of this parking area. Please carpool and use the Upper Spraddle parking area if possible. Free overnight parking can be found at Red Sandstone Park, located 1 mile west of the main Vail exit (#176) at the intersection of Red Sandstone Creek Road and the frontage road. Free bus service (970-479-2178) is available along the frontage road.

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Trailheads from Highway 24 & Leadville

Red Cliff Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,680 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Resolution Mountain
USGS MAP: Red Cliff

Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resorts or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs to the Minturn exit (Exit 171). Travel south on Hwy 24 approximately 10 miles to a left turnoff that leads a short distance down into a canyon and into Red Cliff. The Shrine Pass Road leaves from the northeast corner of Red Cliff. It is poorly signed but fairly obvious. If in doubt, ask any local where it is, and the USGS map shows it clearly as the only road up Turkey Creek. Once you find the Shrine Pass Road, the best place to park is in Red Cliff on any side street or in the lot by the Marshal’s office. You can also drive just over a mile up the Shrine Pass Road to the water tank

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Pando Trailhead
Elevation: 9,200 feet

Camp Hale Trailhead
Elevation 9,250 feet

South Camp Hale Trailhead
Elevation: 9,280 feet

10TH MTN MAP: Chicago Ridge
USGS MAP: Pando

These trailheads are located at the site of former Camp Hale, a huge, 3-mile long flat area on the Eagle River a few miles north of Tennessee Pass. Fifty years ago Camp Hale was home for two years to the men of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army, for which the 10th Mountain Division Hut and trail system is named. Only road-cuts and a few foundations remain.

Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resort or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs and turn off at the Minturn Exit (Exit 171) onto Highway 24. Travel south on Hwy 24 approximately 15 miles and look for a distinct parking area to your left with a sign reading “Resolution Road.” This is the Pando Trailhead. You won’t find a bridge over the river, but it might be worth looking for a snow bridge. Such bridges are more likely in mid winter. Your other option to ski 1/2 mile south to a vehicle bridge and then ski back up to McCallister Gulch. Please note: vandalism to vehicles was reported at this trailhead in February 2010.

To reach the Camp Hale Trailhead, continue from the Pando Trailhead 1.5 miles S on Highway 24 to mile marker 160. Look to your left for two stone gate posts and a plaque. Again, parking is straightforward and there is a great year-round permanent bridge at this trailhead.

For the South Camp Hale Trailhead, continue S on Highway 24 for .7 miles past the Camp Hale Trailhead. Look to your left for another distinct parking area. Again, you won’t find a bridge over the river, but due to the distance this trailhead can save you, it might be worth looking for a snow bridge. Such bridges are more likely in mid winter. Boggy ground exists in this area as well, and needs a thick mid-winter snowpack for coverage.

To reach these trailheads from the south (Leadville) drive highway 24 over Tennessee Pass to Camp Hale. The South Camp Hale Trailhead is 5.1 miles north of Tennessee Pass on Highway 24. Use the connection mileages above to find the other two trailheads.

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Tennessee Pass Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,424 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Chicago Ridge, Galena Mountain
USGS MAP: Leadville North

Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resorts or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs to the Minturn exit (Exit 171). Follow Hwy 24 for approximately 22.5 miles to the well-signed Tennessee Pass. Parking is obvious on the west side of the road opposite the turnoff to Ski Cooper. If you’re coming from the south (Leadville), travel 8.9 miles north from the junction of of Hwy 24 and 91 to Tennessee Pass.

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Ski Cooper Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,570 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Chicago Ridge, Galena Mountain
USGS MAP: Leadville North

To reach the Ski Cooper Trailhead from the north (I-70), drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resorts or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs to the Minturn exit (Exit 171). Follow Hwy 24 for approximately 22.5 miles to the well-signed Tennessee Pass and the obvious road to Ski Cooper. To reach this trailhead from the south (Leadville), follow Hwy 24 north 8.9 miles from the junction of Hwy 24 and 91 (at the north end of Leadville) to Tennessee Pass. Travel 1/3 mile from the highway to the Ski Cooper parking area. Trailhead parking for Vance’s and Sangree’s is on the right side after you go through an entrance gate. Notes: 1. If you’re headed for Vance’s Cabin, there is NO parking at Forest Service Road #731. 2. You may encounter Ski Cooper snowmobiles and/or snowcats on the first ¾ mile of the suggested routes to Vance’s and Sangree’s. Please expect and respect all users.

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Crane Park Trailhead
ELEVATION: 10,137 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Chicago Ridge, Continental Divide, Galena Mountain
USGS MAP: Leadville North

Crane Park Trailhead : From the top of Tennessee Pass go south on Hwy 24 1.6 miles and turn right (west) off the highway onto a dirt road. There is a sign mounted on an antique road-grader for Webster’s Sand and Gravel. The most reliable and secure parking is in an obvious area within sight of the main road. To reach the Crane Park Trailhead from Leadville, follow the directions for Tennessee Pass Trailhead from Leadville via Hwy 24. About 7.3 miles from the junction of Hwy 24 and 91 at the north end of Leadville take a left onto the aforementioned road with the sign for Webster’s Sand and Gravel.

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Turquoise Lake Trailhead
ELEVATION: 9,760 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: Galena Mountain, Continental Divide
USGS MAP: Leadville North

From Hwy 24 and Mountain View Drive on the north end of Leadville, drive 2.8 miles west on Mtn. View Drive to a “T” intersection. Turn north (right) and cross the East Fork of the Arkansas River. Continue N 0.5 miles to the large parking area on the right.

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Trailhead from Highway 91 & Leadville

Buckeye Gulch Trailhead (for Sangree M. Froelicher Hut)
ELEVATION: 10,180 feet
10TH MTN MAPS: None
USGS MAP: Leadville North Quadrangle

 

The parking lot for the Sangree M. Froelicher Hut is on the north side of Highway 91 between mile markers 4 and 5. It is 4.6 miles from the junction of Highways 24 and 91 in Leadville, and 19.5 miles from Highway 91 and I-70 (Copper Mountain). It is marked with a 10th Mountain Parking sign visible from the highway and “Public Parking” signs are found at the parking area. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FIRST 1/3 MILE OF THE SUGGESTED ROUTE FROM THE PARKING LOT TO THE HUT IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY: RESPECT PRIVATE PROPERTY AND DO NOT TRESPASS. NOTE THAT PARKING IS NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ALONG BUCKEYE GULCH ROAD AND VIOLATORS MAY BE TOWED AT THEIR EXPENSE.

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Dinning Around our Lodges

05 Nov

From a quick bite to eat to upscale dining, Silverthorne has it all!

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Arby’s Restaurant165 Stephens Way – 970-468-0242

Bamboo Garden Chinese: 190 Meraly Way – 970-468-6888

BBQ on the Blue: 998 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-0890

Blue Moon Baking Company: 249 Summit Place – 970-468-1472

Burger King: 185 Stephens Way – 970-468-6115

China Gourmet102 Annie Road – 970-262-6688

Chipotle247 Rainbow Drive - 970-468-0671

Deli on the Blue: 354 Blue River Parkway - 970-262-1200

Dairy Queen240 Summit Place – 970-468-0272

Domino’s Pizza: 191 Blue River Parkway - 970-468-7744

Fiesta Jalisco: 269 Summit Place – 970-468-9552

Good Times #132: 120 Blue River Parkway – 970-262-6767

JJ’s Chinese Restaurant: 290 Summit Place – 970-468-2509

McDonald’s: 220 Summit Place – 970-468-5646

Mountain Lyon Café: 381 Blue River Parkway – 970-262-6229

Murphy’s Food and Spirits: 501 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-2457

Nepal Restaurant: 122 W. 10th Street – 970-468-0575

Nick and Willy’s: 249 Summit Place – 970-262-1111

Old Chicago: 560 Silverthorne Lane – 970-468-2882

Pizza Hut: 175 Stephens Way – 970-468-8383

Quizno’s: 191 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-6067

Smiling Moose Deli: 273 Summit Place – 970-513-1414

Subway: 280 Summit Place – 970-468-2304

Sunshine Café: 250 Summit Place – 970-468-6663

The Mint Steakhouse: 347 Blue River Parkway – 970-468-5247

Wendy’s: 190 Tanglewood Lane - 970-468-0129