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6/17/20 Forest Service road closure affecting Polar Star Inn and Peter Estin Hut
A portion of East Brush Creek Road, also known as Forest Service Road 415, will be closed to all motorized travel from approximately August 5 through September 7 for a culvert replacement project, and alternate routes may impact driving times for hut visitors going to the Polar Star Inn and the Peter Estin Hut. The culvert is located at mile marker 4.2 just north of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife rental yurts. See map for details.

Polar Star Inn and Seipel Hut guests:

Follow signs from Eagle to Sylvan Lake State Park, then proceed on the Eagle Thomasville Road 400 to Crooked Creek Pass. From the pass, head east on the Hat Creek Road 416 to Yeoman Park. Turn right on to Forest Service Road 415 for approximately 1 mile, then take a hard left on to Forest Service Road 418 and follow it to the parking area for the huts. From the closure gate on the hut access road to the hut, the hike is about 1/4 mile.

Peter Estin Hut guests:

If you are planning to travel to and from the Peter Estin Hut via the Fryingpan River Road, this closure does not impact your trip. If approaching the hut from Eagle, follow signs to Sylvan Lake State Park, then proceed on the Eagle Thomasville Road 400 to Crooked Creek Pass. From the pass, head east on the Hat Creek Road 416 to the hut parking area. From the parking area, it is a steep but short distance to the hut.

The new culvert is designed to handle peak stream flows and provides passage for fish and other aquatic animals. Please give us a call if you have any questions at 970.925.5775 Monday through Friday, 8 to 4pm.

2/26/20 Francie's Cabin Rate Increase for Winter 2020-2021
Francie's Cabin will be raising it's rates from $43 per person to $50 per person beginning Winter 2020-2021. All children 12 and younger will still be half price.

Changes to 10th Mountain Division License Plate

The New 10th Mountain Divison License Plates
The 10th Mountain Specialty License Plates are issued by the State of Colorado on behalf of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, a veterans organization that promotes the history and legacy of the 10th Mountain Division. This program helps further the mission of the Foundation and –to a lesser degree –benefit other 10th Mountain-related causes, including the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association which can typically receive about 20% of the new program’s contributions.

People who currently do not have 10th Mountain plates – and want them – are required to make a minimum $45 contribution to the Foundation. This a one-time fee for each vehicle and is not required for renewals. The State of Colorado charges an additional $50 which goes to the State as it does with all specialty plates, and normal vehicle registration fees still apply.

If you are a current 10th Mountain plate holder or are interested in purchasing 10th Mountain plates, please visit the Foundation’s website for an excellent explanation of the program as well as necessary forms for replacement or purchase of plates

10th Mountain Division Foundation Website