1 (0=Paved, 6=Very Difficult 4WD)
From Minturn, the TH is 22 miles south on Highway 24. When you crest Tennessee Pass and the turn for Ski Cooper, your turn will be 1.6 miles later on the right/west side of the road onto Lake County Rd 19.From the intersection of Highway 91 and US 24 just north of Leadville, follow US 24 west/north to the left hand turn onto Lake County Rd 19.The main, signed trailhead is located on the left/south side of the road just a few feet from US 24. Ample parking here.If you continue 0.9 miles further on the plowed, easy 2WD Lake County 19 road, there maybe be a plowed parking area with room for about 4 cars on the right hand side of the road where Lake Co. 19 intersects the signed Wurtz Ditch Rd. There are no signs indicating you cannot park here, but do so at your own caution.