McAllister Gulch

Climb up to the top of Resolution Mountain with views of Mt. Holy Cross.

Total Miles
12.1
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
3559.67

Duration
2

Technical Rating
5/10

Best Time
Summer/Fall

Trail Overview

This is a fun climb through the mountains, starting at Camp Hale. Climb to the top of Resolution Mountain with incredible views of Mt. Holy Cross. Then, descend Shrine Pass Road by way of Wearyman Creek. There is an option to make this trip a loop if you turn right at Wearyman Creek and travel up to Ptarmigan Pass. Camping available at south end of Camp Hale for a fee. Open June 21-November 22.

Difficulty

Mostly moderate, except for one steep, rocky spot pictured on opposite page. Most stock 4x4s can get up it when dry with an experienced driver. Option: turn right at Wpt. 05 (see map).

History

Camp Hale was established in 1942 as a winter training post for the army. At its peak, the camp housed about 16,000 soldiers, 14,000 of whom were members of the famous 10th Mountain Division. In addition to barracks, the post included mess halls, a hospital, chapel, fire station, post exchange, stockade, ski shop, bakery and an ice-making plant. Information boards are located on Highway 24 and throughout the area.

Access Description

From Leadville: Take Hwy. 24 north from Leadville about 17 miles to entrance of Camp Hale. From Shrine Pass Road: See directions for Trail #50.

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