Hike on Rugged Dirt Road to 10th Mountain Division Hut via FS Rd 145 (aka Slide Lake Rd)

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Route Description

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.