Eagle – Thomasville road

Past Thomasville, which is at the far end of Ruedi Reservoir, about 25 pretty miles from Basalt, there is a sign that says the road goes to Eagle. Once, from Eagle, I went to Sylvan Lake and all my instincts told me that this road should connect Sylvan Lake to Thomasville. Ever since, I have really wanted to do this drive so today was the day! When we got there in Todd’s Subaru 2WD we saw a sign that warned the road is impassable when wet. A bit nervously we looked at the clouds which definitely had rain in them but decided to chance it. So glad we did…. the weather held and the scenery was absolutely spectacular. I realised we were on the other side of the mountain range that you see when you drive from Leadville to Minturn. From one spot we could see that whole mountain range through to Mt Elbert by Twin Lakes I believe – photo below. And sure enough we did come out at Sylvan Lake 🙂 🙂 🙂 From there we went to Gypsum then back via I70  to Glenwood Springs but we could have gone over our local Cottonwood Pass back of Gypsum (also not a good idea when wet) to Basalt. A later plan is to go from Basalt to Thomasville to Eagle to Minturn on US 6 then Leadville -Twin Lakes – Independence Pass – Aspen -Basalt. Or Leadville – Hagerman Pass (with my Jeep) – Basalt. There is soooo much to do around here – I love that I am always finding new adventures so close to home!

Eagle - thomasville roadsettlers cabin near Sylvan Lake

aspens eagle-thomasville

About Bronwyn

Hi. I moved to the Aspen area from Australia in 1997 and have a daughter born right here in Aspen in 2000. I teach skiing (for the past eighteen seasons) and am a Real Estate Advisor with Engel & Völkers Roaring Fork.. I love to ski, snowboard, horse-ride, raft, and hike with our dog Sheila. This valley offers so much and one day I may also take up golf or fishing!
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