Directions to the High Mountain Lodge

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39° 56´ 47.12´´ N
105° 51´ 57.23´´ W

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Search for High Mountain Lodge; 425 County Road 5001; Winter Park, CO 80442

Contact us

Our landline at the Lodge is (970) 726-5958
Julie's mobile number is (303) 905-2314
Tom's mobile number is (303) 514-8007

Please feel to free to call us if you arrive the Lodge and we're not there. Generally, we do not permit check-in prior to 4 p.m., because afternoons are the time we finish cleaning rooms as well as running errands.

Driving Directions

From the North (southbound from Rocky Mountain National Park, Kremmling, Hot Sulfur Springs, Granby): Go south on US 40 through Granby and through Tabernash. Just before Fraser, turn right (west) on County Road 5. You will see signs for "Dashing Sleighs" and Forest Access to Crooked Creek. Cross the railroad tracks and go west for a tenth of a mile to the first left turn. Turn left on County Road 50. Go roughtly south for 1/4 mile until the road angles around 90s to the west. Stay on CR 50 through a windy mountain subdivision until you reach a T-intersection. There will be a small sign for the High Mountain Lodge on your right. Turn right onto the dirt road and go for approx. 1 mile until you see a large High Mountain Lodge sign on the right side of the road. Turn right and travel down the mountain for 1/2 mile and curve around to the left, following the HML sign. The Lodge will be on the left.

From the South (I-70) take exit 232 on I-70 ("Empire-Granby") and go north on US 40 through Empire (be scrupulous to observe the speed limits. Empire is a small mountain town and most of their income comes from speeding tickets). Continue north through Berthoud Falls, and begin the climb up and over Berthoud Pass. If it's in the daytime and you're not pressed for time, be sure to stop at the top of the pass, get out, and take some pictures.

At the bottom of Berthoud, you'll go past Mary Jane Ski area, then Winter Park ski area, then the town of Winter Park. Like Empire, Winter Park extracts a significant amount of revenue from speeding tickets, so be religious in your observation of the 35 mph limit through town. Once through Winter Park on US 40, it is only 4 miles to Fraser.

At the first (and only) light in Fraser (the Safeway will be on your right and the Alco shopping center on your left), turn left. The pavement will turn to dirt right after the shopping center. Continue west and go under the railroad tracks, then angle to your right at the "Y." You will pass the "Historic Fraser Tubing Hill" followed by the upstart Grand Adventures Tubing hill--both on your left. Continue on for a mile or so to a "T" intersection. There will be a sign, "St. Louis Creek Road 160." Turn left. Travel up a rise for perhaps a mile. You will pass the Fraser Rodeo Grounds on the right, and just after their parking lot, the pavement will end and you'll be on dirt again.

Continue on the road for 1000 yards or so, and there will be another "T" intersection where you will turn right; (think of a "T" on its side). There are signs there for The High Mountain Lodge, Timberline Lodge, a snowmobile operation, and the YoungLife camp. Continue on the road for 3 miles. There will be an intersection after 1.5 miles to your right at the gate of the snowmobile operation; ignore it and continue around to your left. After a mile, you will see a sign for the High Mountain Lodge on your right. Turn right down our road, and follow the signs.