Directions to Upper Crossing Guard Station:
From Saguache, take Colorado Hwy 114 for 22 miles northwest from Saguache (set your Trip Meter/Odometer at the intersection of Highways 285 and 114 in town). Turn right (east) on Forest Road 810 (Sheep Cr. Road). When you come to the ‘Y’ in the road turn right and go approximately 0.5 mile and the cabin will be on your left. Give yourself approximately 4 hours from Denver.
Directions to Middle Creek trailhead:
Head 10 miles west of Saguache, Highway 114 to Forest Road 870 (also called County Road 38EE). Head north on CR38EE until the road forks (less than a mile). Take the right at the fork onto County Road 38FF and travel north about 8 miles until the road dead-ends at the Middle Creek trailhead.
There will be several orange signs off the road to help direct you in, but pay attention and keep track of mileage as this really is the middle of nowhere…