Winter Routes for the Fowler-Hilliard Hut
(Camp Hale TH to Resolution Creek Road)
(Pando TH to Fowler-Hilliard McCallister Gulch)
(Red Cliff TH to Fowler/Hilliard)
(Resolution Creek Rd to Fowler-Hilliard)
Red Cliff Trailhead (Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resorts or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs to the Minturn exit (Exit 171). Travel south on Hwy 24 approximately 10 miles to a left turnoff that leads a short distance down into a canyon and into Red Cliff. The Shrine Pass Road leaves from the northeast corner of Red Cliff. It is poorly signed but fairly obvious. If in doubt, 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, the best place to park is in Red Cliff on any side street or in the lot by the Marshal's office. You can also drive just over a mile up the Shrine Pass Road to the water tank)
Red Cliff
PandoTrailhead (Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resort or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs and turn off at the Minturn Exit (Exit 171) onto Highway 24. Travel south on Hwy 24 approximately 15 miles and look for a distinct parking area to your left with a sign reading "Resolution Road." This is the Pando Trailhead. You won't find a bridge over the river, but it might be worth looking for a snow bridge. Such bridges are more likely in mid winter. Your other option to ski 1/2 mile south to a vehicle bridge and then ski back up to McCallister Gulch. To reach the Camp Hale Trailhead, continue from the Pando Trailhead 1.5 miles S on Highway 24 to mile marker 160. Look to your left for two stone gate posts and a plaque. Again, parking is straightforward and there is a great year-round permanent bridge at this trailhead.)
Fowler - Hilliard Hut (FOWLER- HILLIARD HUT)
Camp Hale Trailhead (Drive I-70 5 miles W from Vail Resort or 55 miles E from Glenwood Springs and turn off at the Minturn Exit (Exit 171) onto Highway 24. Travel south on Hwy 24 approximately 15 miles and look for a distinct parking area to your left with a sign reading "Resolution Road." This is the Pando Trailhead. You won't find a bridge over the river, but it might be worth looking for a snow bridge. Such bridges are more likely in mid winter. Your other option to ski 1/2 mile south to a vehicle bridge and then ski back up to McCallister Gulch. To reach the Camp Hale Trailhead, continue from the Pando Trailhead 1.5 miles S on Highway 24 to mile marker 160. Look to your left for two stone gate posts and a plaque. Again, parking is straightforward and there is a great year-round permanent bridge at this trailhead.)
5.68mi to Fowler/Hilliard Hut (3.3mi to Red Cliff)
.5mi to Fowler/Hilliard Hut (4.51mi to Pando 5.94mi to Camp Hale 8.48mi to Red Cliff 7.31mi to Jackal Hut)
1.1mi to Fowler/Hilliard Hut (3.91mi to Pando 5.34mi to Camp Hale 6.71mi to Jackal Hut)
5.22mi to Fowler Hilliard Hut (1.22mi to Camp Hale 5.60mi to Fowler-Hilliard via McAllister Gulch)
4.25mi to Fowler/Hilliard Hut (.76mi to Pando)
3.82mi to Fowler/Hilliard Hut (2.62mi to Camp Hale 3.99mi to Jackal Hut)
2.82mi to Fowler Hilliard Hut (3.62mi to Camp Hale 4.99mi to Jackal Hut)