4WD High Clearance to Fowler-Hilliard Hut via FS Rds 714, 702 & 751

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CAMP HALE FROM MINTURN: 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 S on Highway 24 approximately 16.5 miles to mile marker 160 and turn left into Camp Hale.

CAMP HALE FROM LEADVILLE: From the intersection of Highways 91 and 24 located N of Leadville, turn onto Highway 24 and drive approximately 14.5 miles and turn right into Camp Hale.

4WD High Clearance Access/FOWLER-HILLIARD FROM CAMP HALE: Once you have turned off of paved Highway 24 at the main Camp Hale location, continue for .5 miles on the now dirt road, crossing the Eagle River on the vehicle bridge. After the bridge you will arrive at a T-intersection. Turn left onto the Eagle River Road (FS Road 714) and drive .7 miles where you will veer right onto Resolution Creek Road (FS Road 702) and continue for about 5.0 miles. Next, make a hard left onto FS Road 751 and continue for about 2.1 miles where you will take a left onto the Fowler-Hilliard access road. This spur road leads to the designated hut parking area and closure gate. Gear carts are provided and the walk to the hut from the parking is 1/3 mile. Return the carts after use unless you have reserved the whole hut.