Extreme 4WD High Clearance to Jackal Hut via FS Rds 714 & 755 (aka Ranch Creek Rd)

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Route Description

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.

Extreme 4WD High Clearance Access/JACKAL HUT 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 right onto the Eagle River Road (FS Road 714) and drive 1 mile, where you will make a hard left turn onto Ranch Creek Road (FS Road 755) and continue for about 3.2 miles. Parking for the Jackal Hut is located just off of FS Road 755 and it’s a short walk down the access road to the hut.