Sylvan Lake Trailhead
ELEVATON: 8,558 feet
GPS: 350 894 E, 43 71 639 N
HUTSKI.COM MAP: Sylvan Lake
HUTS ACCESSED: Peter Estin, Harry Gates
USGS 7.5 min. map: Crooked Creek Pass
10th MOUNTAIN HUTS MAP: Burnt Mountain
Drive Interstate Highway 70 west from Vail or East from Glenwood Springs. Take the Eagle Exit (#147) and drive south .2 miles, cross a bridge over the Eagle River, take a right on old Hwy 6 and drive West a short distance to Eagle. Turn left (S) on Broadway (the main street) and continue to to 5th Street.
Turn left (E) on 5th Street and continue to Capitol Street, turn right and drive until you reach the first stop sign. Turn left on Brush Creek/Sylvan Lake Road and follow it south from Eagle 10.4 miles to a "Y" in the road.
Take the right fork of the Y, (West Brush Creek Road) and drive 4.6 miles to obvious parking at Sylvan Lake. The lake and the parking area are within a small state park. The park has bathrooms and car camping. In summer fill up with tasty H20 at a spring .4 miles farther up the Brush Creek Road (left side of road heading up).