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Red Cliff Creek Trailhead
Elevation 8,620 feet
Hutski.com map: ??
USGS 7.5 min. map: Red Cliff
10th Mountain Huts map: Resolution Mountain (this trailhead unmarked)
GPS: 382 479 E, 43 74 409 N
Huts accessed: Shrine Mountain Inn

Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resort, or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs, and take the Minturn Exit (Exit 171) onto U.S. Highway 24. Drive 10.5 miles S on Highway 24 to a poorly signed left turnoff that leads a short distance down into a canyon, then into Red Cliff.

The Shrine Pass Road leaves from the northeast corner of Red Cliff. It is poorly signed, but fairly obvious. You can ask any local where it is, and the USGS map shows it clearly as the only road up Turkey Creek.

Once you find the Shrine Pass Road you have several choices for parking. The best place to park, both for snowplowing and safety from theft, is in Red Cliff on any side street or in the lot by the Marshall’s office.

Daytrippers can park about a mile up the Shrine Pass Road to the snowplow turnaround. You can park here for the day, but don't park overnight (leave a note on your car stating you're there only for the day).

 
 
 
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