Hike on Trail to Margy's Hut from Twin Meadows Trailhead via Foster Gulch/FS Trails 1927 & 1927.2

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Route Description

At milepost 28.0 on the Fryingpan Road (CR 4) at the sign for Norrie Colony, turn W. Drive .1 miles to cross a small bridge and then up a short hill. Bear left on Road 504 and continue for another 3.2 miles to Road 504.1D and a sign for the Aspen-Norrie and Sawyer Lake Trailheads. Turn right here and drive .1 mile to park and the beginning of the Aspen-Norrie Trail near the pond.

Follow the Aspen-Norrie Trail (1927) for 3.2 miles. The trail leads out of Twin Meadows on the north side of Deeds Creek, then crosses Deeds Creek and climbs into Foster Gulch, then parallels Foster Creek, then begins to turn W away from Foster Creek at 9,920 feet, and climbs W to 10,240 feet. From here you swing S then W to meadows at 10,400 feet. From the meadows, a steep climb leads over a divide at 11,057 feet, and into Sawmill Park. Enjoy the view of the Elk Mountains from Sawmill Park and continue your hike down to the lower (west) end of the park.

At the lower end of Sawmill Park (11,000 feet) find the Margy’s Hut Trail (1927.2) which leaves from the north side of the park. Once you find the junction, which can be easy to miss, leave Sawmill Park and follow the Margy’s Hut Trail (1927.2) W then SW as it makes a 1.4 mile climbing traverse up to the hut. Margy’s is usually visible several hundred yards before you reach the hut.


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