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Buckeye Gulch Trailhead
ELEVATION 10,180 feet
GPS: 393 249 E, 43 51 982 N
Huts accessed: Sangree M. Froelicher

This trailhead is on HWY 91, reached from Interstate 70 or the town of Leadville.

If driving from Leadville, drive northerly on the town's main through streets to the intersection of Highways 91 and 24. From the highway intersection, drive exactly 4.5 miles on HWY 91 and turn left into public parking for Sangree Hut on the north (left) side of the road. The turnoff is difficult to spot, especially in the dark. It is between mile markers 4 and 5.

If you're coming from the east (I70), the turnoff is about 19.5 miles from I70, and exactly .4 mile west of mile marker 5.

Once you turn off you'll see the spot is marked with "Public Parking" signs and the suggested route from the parking lot up the hill (northerly) is heavily marked with blue diamonds.

Perhaps the best way to find this trailhead is by using in-vehicle GPS navigation. To set your destination: The point on highway where you turn off to parking is 393 177 E, 43 51 925 N

Be aware of private property in this area. The only legal parking as at the public parking signs as described above, violators may be towed at their expense. Note that while part of the trail from this trailhead uses the Buckeye Gulch Road, there is no legal parking on the snowplowed portions of Buckeye Gulch Road.

[Field checked by HutSki, 2007]

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