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Yeoman Park to Polar Star Inn

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The easiest, and busiest, route to Polar Star Inn


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6.0

Miles

9.6

KM

Ascent

11,048' 3,368 m

High

9,083' 2,769 m

Low

2,021' 616 m

Up

57' 17 m

Down

7%

Avg Slope (4°)

17%

Max Slope (10°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This route mostly follows roads popular with snowmobiles. This makes travel fast and easy, though you may prefer the Newcomer Spring route if you want a nice quiet experience.

From the parking area, continue down East Brush Creek Road almost half a mile before taking a left on Fulford Road. Stay on this road through several switchbacks through forest for four miles, until you get to the ghost town of Fulford. At this point, you'll drop about 100 feet down to Nolan Creek.

From here, it gets trickier. After crossing the creek over a bridge, turn right on Nolan Lake Trail and ski about 300 yards to a 10th Mountain Trail on the left near the remains of an old cabin. You finally depart the road and climb much steeper for about a mile until you hit another road (New York Mountain Road), which you follow a short ways.

Keep your eyes out for the left turn and the final half mile of trail to the hut. At some point, you'll cross the jeep road again, but go straight through it (don't get tempted to follow it in either direction). Another half mile and you're at the hut.

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Nick Wilder

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in Edwards

#439

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Nothing feels better than finally arriving at the Polar Star Hut after a morning of arduous climbing.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Some of our group heads off for a day of shredding pow pow in the meow meow!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
Our group chills to the max after a day of skiing deeeeeeep pow!
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
The Polar Star Inn is nestled in a small opening beneath towering rocky mountain pines.
Jan 25, 2017 near Edwards, CO
The 11,000' grillmaster!
Feb 10, 2015 near Edwards, CO
On the Yeoman Park approach to Polar Star Inn
Jan 2, 2019 near Edwards, CO

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