From the junction of Hwy 24 and 91 at the N end of Leadville, take Highway 24 north for 7.3 miles. Take a left onto a dirt road (Road #19). At this left turn there is a sign mounted on an antique road-grader for Webster’s Sand and Gravel – where you’ll find 10th Mountain’s Crane Park Trailhead parking. Park in a designated parking spot, and start your hike.
Walk on Road #19 until you reach the Wurtz Ditch Road (#705) – take Wurtz Ditch Road (#705) to where it converges with Slide Lake Road (#145). Although the Slide Lake Road is open to vehicle traffic, it is an extreme 4WD road, and makes for a nice hike. Continue on Slide Lake Road (#145) for about 2.8 miles to the 10th Mountain Division Hut.