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Directions 2017-06-16T16:14:38+00:00

Directions to Arrowhead Mountain Lodge

Getting here

Arrowhead Mountain Lodge is accessible all year! The road to the lodge is a very well maintained dirt road during the dry months and is plowed in the winter. We should note that we do have a spot on the rode, fondly called “the beaver slide”, that gives most front-wheel drive vehicles problems during and after a winter storm. We recommend using 4×4 or all-wheel drive vehicles with appropriate tires during our snowy months, typically November thru the end of April.

By air

  • The nearest airport is Montrose regional airport (37.2 miles)
  • Gunnison/Crested Butte regional airport (38.4 miles)
  • Grand Junction international airport (103 miles)
  • Denver international airport (262 miles)

Driving Directions

From Denver:  Take interstate 70 west  to highway 470 west. From 470 take highway 285 South to Fairplay / Salida. From Salida turn onto highway 50 west to Gunnison. Continue on highway 50 through Gunnison, and past the Blue Mesa Reservoir.  After the highway patrol and CDOT storage building (which is on a hairpin turn), you will enter into a curvy canyon.  Take the next left between mile marker 124 and 123. There is a large bank of mailboxes near the highway on our road.  The exact mile point for the Alpine Plateau Rd is 123.4.

From Colorado Springs:  Take highway 24 west to highway 285 south to Salida.From Salida turn onto highway 50 west to Gunnison. Continue on highway  50 through Gunnison, and past the Blue Mesa reservoir.  After the highway patrol and CDOT storage building (which is on a hairpin turn), you will enter into a curvy canyon.  Take the next Left between mile maker 124 and 123.  The exact mile point for the Alpine Plateau Rd is 123.4.

From Grand Junction/Montrose: Take highway 50 towards Gunnison.   After going over Blue Mesa Summit, past the Arrowhead Real-estate billboard, turn right after mile marker 123 on to the Alpine Plateau Rd. There is a large bank of mailboxes near the highway on our road. The exact mile point for the Alpine Plateau Rd is 123.4.

From Gunnison: Take highway 50 towards Montrose. After the highway patrol building (which is on a hairpin turn), you will enter into a curvy canyon.  Take the next Left between mile marker 124 and 123.  The exact mile point for the Alpine Plateau Rd is 123.4.