Powder Project Logo

Yeoman Park to Polar Star Inn

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

6.0 mile 9.6 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,021' 616 m
Descent: -57' -17 m
High: 11,048' 3,368 m
Low: 9,083' 2,769 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 7% (4°)
Max Slope: 17% (10°)
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Nick Wilder

The easiest, and busiest, route to Polar Star Inn

Nick Wilder
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.

Skied this ascent?

We need help with the following missing ascent information:

Need to Know

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow skiers know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Ascent

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ascent

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  2.0 from 1 vote

#5

in Edwards

#420

Overall
  2.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
100%
1 Star
0%
Ascent Rankings

#5

in Edwards

#152

in Colorado

#420

Overall
102 Views Last Month
2,771 Since Feb 10, 2015
Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

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

0 Comments

Powder Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Ski