Hike on Trail to Continental Divide & Point Breeze Cabins from Tennessee Pass Trailhead via Colorado Trail

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Route Description

Please note that there are 2 trailheads that exit the Tennessee Pass parking lot - make sure your group takes the correct trail! To get to the Point Breeze Cabin from the Tennessee Pass parking lot, you will begin your hike/ski by exiting the lot in a south-westerly direction. Use the trailhead located just to your left as you entered the parking lot, NOT the trailhead located close to the bathrooms.

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 Point Breeze Cabin. Please return the gear cart after use unless your group has booked both cabins exclusively.

Trailhead Directions

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.