4WD High Clearance to Peter Estin Hut from Basalt via FS Rds 400 & 416

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Route Description

Summer Driving Directions: 4-Wheel Drive/High Clearance Recommended

From the intersection of Two Rivers Road and Midland Avenue in Basalt, begin by heading northeast on Midland Avenue towards Basalt Center Circle for about 0.3 miles. The road will then continue onto Frying Pan Road (CR 4). Follow Frying Pan Road (CR 4) for approximately 25 miles. Turn left, and head North on the Eagle-Thomasville Road (FS Road 400) for 11.3 miles. You will arrive at the intersection of the Eagle-Thomasville Road and the Hat Creek Road at Crooked Creek Pass. At Crooked Creek Pass, turn right onto Hat Creek Road (FS Road 416) and note mileage – from this turn it is approximately 5 miles to the Peter Estin Hut parking (marked with blue 10th Mountain signs). From the parking to the hut is a short walk, gear carts are provided (please return after use unless your group has booked the hut exclusively).


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Element Basalt


The Aspenalt

(970) 927-3191