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Quick Facts

Eagle/Thomasville Road

Beginning Elevation: 8,140 Feet (2537.4 Meters) Thomasville
Difficulty: Easy When Dry impassable when wet
Elevation Gain: 1,855 Feet (578.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 6,605 Feet (2058.9 Meters) Eagle
High Point: 9,995 Feet (3115.6 Meters) Crooked Creek Pass
Length: 12 Miles (20.0 Kilometers) to Crooked Creek Pass
Length: 32 Miles (53.33 Kilometers) to Eagle
Usage: Heavy


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General Description

View from the Eagle-Thomasville Road over Lime Park to the Sawatch Range
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
View from the Eagle-Thomasville Road over Lime Park to the Sawatch Range
This road is not a four wheel drive road, but is very dangerous and slippery when wet. Do not drive on it if rain is in the forecast or it has recently rained!

It is a beautiful drive through aspen forests and some meadows with wildflowers. People use this road to access the National Forest land between Eagle and Ruedi Reservoir. Many excellent hiking trails and fishing streams are located in this region.

Crooked Creek Reservoir was recently acquired by the National Forest and is open for fishing and public use. From Crooked Creek Pass you can continue on to Sylvan Lake State Recreation Area and the town of Eagle. Users can also access the Eagle Lake Trail, Burnt Mountain Road and Lime Park. From Burnt Mountain road you can access Tellurium Lake and Last Chance Gulch Trails.

Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Highway 82 and turn left at the stoplight at Basalt. Follow the Fryingpan River Road out of Basalt and towards Reudi Reservoir for 20 miles. Turn left on to road #400 just past Thomasville.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through September (NOTE: Snow closes the road during the Spring, Fall and Winter months.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing Eagle/Thomasville Road
Yes
ICON Automobile Travel Eagle/Thomasville Road
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Crooked Creek Reservoir, Sylvan Lake
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Last Chance Trail, Tellurium Lake Trail, Mt. Thomas Trail, Eagle Lakes
No
ICON Horseback Riding Eagle/Thomasville Road, Last Chance Tellurium, Mt. Thomas, Eagle Lake.
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Eagle/Thomasville Road
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Eagle/Thomasville Road
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Eagle/Thomasville Road
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling Eagle/Thomasville Road
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing Eagle/Thomasville Road
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery This road passes through some beautiful scenery.
Yes



Related Activities
Dearhammer Campground - Dearhamer is 32 miles east of Carbondale. It is located on the Fryingpan River and east of Ruedi Reservoir. This site has 12 campsites.

Eagle Lake Trail - The Eagle Lake Trail travels through aspen stands which will take you along the edge of Woods Lake Resort (private).

Elk Wallow Campground - Elk Wallow is located 40 miles east of Carbondale, adjacent to the North Fork of the Fryingpan River. This campground is most suited for guests looking for a quiet, relatively primitive setting.

Last Chance Trail - Last Chance Trail located about 27 miles from Basalt, Colorado. The trail crosses Last Chance Creek near the beginning and then is an easy walk through meadows most of the way. It ends at the junction with Tellurium Lake trail.

Mt. Thomas Trail - The views of the Fryingpan and Eagle Valley are fantastic. This trail makes an excellent loop trail connecting with Reudi Trail #1912. It is a very challenging and long trip.

Sylvan Lake - Sylvan Lake, a 40 acre lake at 8,510 feet, offers non motorized boating opportunities, good fishing for brook and rainbow trout, and panoramic views of the surrounding alpine scenery.

Sylvan Lake Campground - This state-operated campground on the edge of scenic Sylvan Lake, sits at an elevation of 8,558 feet, and offers 50 campsites.

Tellurium Lake Trail - This trail is an easy trail to hike with lots of meadows with flowers.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 425 Rio Grande Pl. , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1940

Hickory House, 730 W. Main St. , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-2313

Annabelle Inn, 232 W. Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-266-2466, Fax: 970-925-3328, info@annabelleinn.com

Aspen Alps, 700 Ute Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-711-0522, Fax: 970-920-2522

Aspen Meadows Resort, 845 Meadows Road , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 800-452-4240 or 800-452-4240

Aspen Mountain Lodge, 311 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-7650 or 800-362-7736, Fax: 970-925-5744, aml@aspenmountainlodge.com

Aspen Square Condominium Hotel, 617 East Cooper Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1000 or 800-470-0530

Hotel Aspen, 110 Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 888-738-8492, info@hotelaspen.com

Hotel Durant, 122 East Durant , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-438-7268 or 970-925-8500, Fax: 970-925-8789

Hotel Jerome, 330 East Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 877-916-5430 , Fax: 970-920-2050, jerome.info@aubergeresorts.com

Independence Square Hotel/Frias Properties, 404 S. Galena Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 800-542-7736, Fax: 970-925-2006

Inn at Aspen/Aspen Administrative Office, 38750 Highway 82 , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1500 or 844-997-8727, aspeninfo@wynvr.com

Limelight Hotel, 355 S. Monarch Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 855-925-3025 or 970-925-3025, Fax: 970-925-5120, info@limelighthotel.com

Molly Gibson Lodge, 101 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3434 or 888-271-2304, Fax: 970-925-2582, info@mollygibson.com

Mountain Chalet Aspen, 333 East Durant Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-7797, Fax: 888-925-7798, res@mca.travel

Residence Hotel, 305 S Galena St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-315-2977, reservations@aspenresidence.com

Residences at the Little Nell, 675 E. Durant Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 855-420-9009 or (970) 920-4600, STAY@THELITTLENELL.COM

Sky Hotel, 709 E. Durant Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-6760 or 800-882-2582, Fax: 970-925-6778

Snow Queen Lodge, 124 E. Cooper Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81623, Phone: 970-925-8455, Fax: 970-925-7391, sqlodge@rof.net

St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums , 334 W. Hyman Avenue , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3220 or 800-817-2069, Fax: 970-920-4032, info@stmoritzlodge.com

The Crestwood Condominiums, 400 Wood Road , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-2450 or 800-356-5949, res@thecrestwood.com

The Gant, 610 S W End Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-5000, Fax: 970-925-6891

The Innsbruck, 233 W. Main St. , Aspen, colorado, 81611, Phone: 866-925-2980

The Little Nell Hotel, 675 E. Durant Ave. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-920-4600, Concierge@thelittlenell.com

Tyrolean Lodge, 200 West Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-4595 or 888-220-3809, Fax: 970-925-4598, stay@tyroleanlodge.com

Asie, 413 Main St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81623, Phone: 970-920-9988

Brexi Brasserie, 411 S. Monarch St. , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-2838, Fax: 970-429-4348

Gwyn's High Alpine Restaurant, P.O. Box 6400 , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-5188

Grateful Deli, 223 E. Main Street , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-6647

New York Pizza, 409 E. Hyman Ave , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-920-3088

Sam's Smokehouse, On Mountain , Snowmass Mountain, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-8686

Stew Pot, 62 Elbert Lane , Snowmass Village, Colorado, 81615, Phone: 970-923-2263

Taster's Aspen, 455 Rio Grande Pl , Aspen, Colorado, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1952

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