Hike on Trail/Dirt Road Combo to 10th Mountain Division Hut from Tennessee Pass Trailhead via Colorado Trail & FS Rd 145 (aka Slide Lake Rd)

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Route Description

Begin at Tennessee Pass Trailhead. On the southerly side of the parking area, just a few feet from Highway 24, you’ll find a Forest Service “double post” trailhead sign. Take the trail starting at the “double post,” then stay left to follow the marked Colorado Trail (small white triangles). Basically, this section of trail travels westerly by traversing several miles of hillside above Highway 24. At 2 1/4 miles the trail crosses through a small gulch at 10,400 feet and soon merges with the Wurtz Ditch Road (#705). Take a right on to the road and hike in a northerly direction on the road to where it converges with Slide Lake Road (#145). Continue your hike on Slide Lake Road (#145) for about 2.8 miles to the 10th Mountain Division Hut.