Fowler-Hilliard Hut from Camp Hale Trailhead via Resolution Road and Resolution Mtn

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Route Description

Start at the Main Camp Hale Trailhead and ski East across a vehicle bridge over the Eagle River for approximately .5 miles until you hit FSR 714. Turn left and ski North approximately .6 miles until you hit Resolution Creek Road, FSR 702. Take a right and ski 2 1/2 miles up the Resolution Road to 9,960 feet.

Leave the Resolution Road here and take a left (NW) onto a marked 10th Mountain trail. The blue diamonds take you up 980 vertical feet to a 10,940-foot saddle on the southwest ridge of Resolution Mountain. Most of this trail follows a distinct trail-cut through forest. In the occasional clearing take the time to zero in on the route with your map. Climb the southwest ridge of Resolution Mountain 3/4 mile to 11,400 feet (you’ll pass the intersection of route 9.1 at 11,300 feet). Next, take a 3/4-mile climbing traverse NE then N across the west face of Resolution Mountain, ending at 11,700-foot Resolution Saddle on the northwest ridge of Resolution Mountain. Ski down E from the saddle and cut a short traverse that leads you to a distinct east/west cleft called Resolution Narrows. Continue E down Resolution Narrows to the Fowler/Hilliard Hut in a clearing at 11,500 feet. In clear weather the hut is visible from Resolution Saddle. For “bonus turns” consider ascending Resolution Mountain, then cutting turns down to the hut.

Locations of Observed or Reported Avalanche Activity: No avalanche activity has been reported along this suggested route.

Trailhead Directions

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 16.5 miles to mile marker 160. Look to your left for two stone gate posts and a plaque. Parking is straightforward and there is a great year-round permanent bridge at this trailhead.

To reach this trailhead from Leadville, from the intersection of Highways 91 and 24 turn onto Highway 24 and drive approximately 14.5 miles to Camp Hale.