From the trailhead in Twin Meadows, hike west along the creek.
The trail is marked with blue metal tags on trees for cross-
country skiers. The trail ends at Sawmill Park, but you can
continue all the way to Aspen by picking up the Spruce Creek
trail at the other end of the Park. If you wander around Sawmill
Park you will find the remains of an old fire watchers lookout
tower and cabin. The side trip up to Mt. Yeckel provides a
breathtaking view of the Fryingpan River drainage and the Elk
Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy. 82 to Basalt. Turn left into downtown Basalt and follow the Fryingpan River Road for 28 miles. Turn right on road #504 at the Norrie Colony sign. Follow this gravel road 3 miles and turn right on the first gravel road fork. The trailhead bulletin board is visible as soon as you enter Twin Meadows.
Normal Summer Season:
June through September
(NOTE: Snow may obstruct the trail in Early June and Late September.)
Normal Winter Season:
November through April
(NOTE: Conditions may vary due to snowpack.)