Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead
ELEVATION: 8,600 feet
10TH MTN MAP: Smuggler Mtn
USGS MAP: Aspen
For the New Upper Hunter Creek Parking Area follow Hunter Creek Road up Red Mountain (See Hunter Creek TH directions) and go NE through the stone pillars continuing up Red Mountain Road for approximately 6/10th of a mile to a 3-way intersection. Take a very hard tight turn, and continue E 1/4th of a mile through two sharp swithbacks. You are now on private property. Please respect the homeowners and use the linked map to find the parking area. Do not enter private, marked driveways and do not cross the bridge. Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead Map.
PLEASE NOTE THESE IMPORTANT RULES FOR THE NEW PARKING AREA:
This is intended primarily as a skier drop-off area. Be prepared to drop your gear here and return your car to the Hunter Creek Parking area. There are a total of four (4) parking spaces in the skier drop-off area. Two are designated parking spots for 10th Mountain Division Hut users. One is for senior citizens and the last is for handicap parking. The parking spots are on a first-come first-served basis. If you are using it for overnight parking you must leave a copy of your confirmation sheet on the dashboard of your car showing the designated night(s) you will be at the hut. Your car may be ticketed or towed if you a) do not leave proof of hut use or b) are illegitimately parked in the senior or handicapped parking spot. Four-wheel drive is recommended.