Hiking Option on Colorado Trail:
Start at the Tennessee Pass Trailhead. At the southerly edge of the parking area, just a few feet from Highway 24, you’ll find a Forest Service “double post” trailhead sign. Take the trail starting at the “double post” trailhead, and follow the trail marked as the Continental Divide Trail and Colorado Trail (small white triangles). This trail is also marked with the usual 10th Mountain blue diamonds. Hike for approximately .5 miles through lodgepole pine forest, then turn off on a well marked side trail that takes you the last .3 miles to the cabin.
Hiking Option on Closed Access Road:
A gear cart for hauling gear is left near the green gate at the Tennessee Pass parking lot, for use on the closed 1 mile access road which you can hike in on instead of the Colorado Trail to get to the Continental Divide Cabin. Please return the gear cart after use unless your group has booked both cabins exclusively.
Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resorts or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs to the Minturn exit (Exit 171). Follow Hwy 24 for approximately 22.5 miles to the well-signed Tennessee Pass. If you’re coming from the south (Leadville), travel 8.9 miles north from the junction of of Hwy 24 and 91 to Tennessee Pass.
Parking is obvious on the west side of the road opposite the turnoff to Ski Cooper. There is an outhouse at the parking area.