New York Mountain-FDT 1876
Starts at 9706 ft, ends at 11,146 ft, highest point 12,171 ft
Hiking, horseback riding
Travel 16.5 miles east from Eagle on I-70 to the Edwards exit and head south towards the
town and Hwy. 6.
At Hwy. 6 turn right, heading west, for 0.7 miles to
Lake Creek Rd., turn left, south, at the National
Forest Access sign.
Travel on this road for 1.8 miles and turn right onto
West Lake Creek Road.
Travel 2.7 miles to the Baryeta Cabins Rd., FDR 423, and turn right at the switchback. This
road will become a rough, rutted, 4-wheel drive road for 3.2 miles until it ends at the Baryeta
The trailhead is on the right hand side just before you get to the cabin site, parking is at the
The trail is steep at first passing through spruce/fir, aspen and some hill-side meadows look for the Forest Service blazes if the trail becomes hard to follow.
On the ridge top the trail becomes easy to follow and then enters an old timber cut and follows an old logging road for a ways.
While on the ridge top there are excellent views of the
New York Mountain range.
After passing the Polar Star Inn and the intersection with New York Lake-FDT 2221, the trail will intersect with an old road; follow this road to the left up the hill and to a meadow at tree line.
Heading south across a slope the trail will eventually intersect with Nolan Lake-FDT 1898.
The last mile of the trail is very faint and hard to follow.