- This is a good moderate hike or backpack through wooded areas, with plenty of places to camp. This trail is not as heavily used as some of the other trails within the Aspen Ranger District. Horseback travel is difficult for the first 1-1/2 miles along Woody Creek through the rocky areas. Follow the Woody Creek Trail for 1-3/4 miles to the fork with Spruce Creek Trail, just past the Spruce Creek crossing, take the left fork (the right fork continues on the Woody Creek Trail). In approximately 1/4 mile the trail crosses the creek and remains on the west side of the creek until reaching Sawmill Park. The trail disappears in the meadow at Sawmill Park. From here there are two options. Halfway through the park on the left is an old road that leads from the edge of the meadow, through a spruce/fir forest and in approximately another mile reaches the top of Mt. Yeckel. The other option is to pick up the trail on the upper end of Sawmill Park and continue down Foster Gulch another 2 miles to Twin Meadows.
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