10th (Tenth) Mountain Division Huts and Summit Huts Online Guidebook
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Trailhead is defined as where you normally begin nonmotorized travel (and where you usually park). Trailheads are marked on all our HutSki.com maps. Most trailheads are well signed, but signs change. Another concern with trailheads is unpredictable snow closures on access roads. Closure varies because of plowing policy and weather. For closure information try calling 10th Mountain Huts, the county's road maintenance division, or the U.S. Forest Service.

Finding trailheads can be frustrating and time consuming, so follow directions carefully and allow extra time for false turns. To make things go smoother consider driving to your trailhead the day before your trip, then staying in a nearby town and getting an early start the next morning.

Four-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive is useful, though not usually essential for standard Colorado hut trailheads, exception being some of the more remote trailheads such as those up the Fryingpan Drainage or long high-altitude roads in the Crested Butte and Gunnison area. Without a 4x4, you should at least have a front-wheel-drive vehicle with snow tires and a set of tire chains in the trunk. Keep backcountry repair items in your vehicle, such as jumper cables, tow strap, and tool kit. Also have a vehical survival kit.

Security is an issue at all trailheads. Leave your car interior scoured of anything that looks valuable, and never hide anything of true value (take your wallet with you). For lengthy trips, consider shuttling to the trailhead to avoid parking there and risking a break-in.

Ashcroft - Castle Creek
Tagert Hut, Green Wilson Hut, Markley Hut, Lindley Hut, Friends Hut, Opa's Hut.

Boreas Pass (North)
Section House, Ken's Cabin

Boreas Pass (South)
Section House, Ken's Cabin

Brush Creek
Friends Hut, Opa's Hut

Buckeye Gulch
Sangree M. Froelicher Hut

Burnt Mountain Road
Harry Gates Hut

Burro Trail
Fraincie's Cabin

Camp Hale
Fowler Hilliard, Jackal Hut

Cement Creek
Friends Hut

Crane Park
10th Mountain Division Hut

Granite Lakes
Betty Bear Hut

Hagerman Pass Road
Skinner Hut & summer drive

Hunter Creek (all)
McNamara, Benedict

Lenado
Margy's, McNamara Hut

Montgomery Flats
Harry Gates

Norrie
Margy's Hut

Pando
Fowler Hilliard Hut, Jackal Hut

Red Cliff
Fowler Hilliard Hut

Red Sandstone Creek
Eiseman

Road 505
Betty Bear

Smuggler Mountain Road
Benedict Huts

Spraddle Creek
Eiseman Hut

Spring Creek
Harry Gates Hut

Ski Cooper
Vance's Cabin

Sylvan Lake
Peter Estin Hut

Taylor Reservoir
Opa's Taylor Hut

Tennessee Pass
10th Mountain Division Hut, Continental Divide Cabin

Turquoise Lake
Skinner, Uncle Bud's Hut

Union Creek, Copper Mtn.
Janet's Cabin

Vail - Commando
Shrine Mountain Inn

Vail Pass
Shrine Mountain Inn

West Lake Creek
Polar Star Inn

Yeoman Park

Peter Estin Hut

 
 
 
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Please note: The information in this website is based on the experience and research of the site owners and their sources, may not be accurate due to human error or source errors, and might not be perceived as accurate by other persons. Therefore, extreme care should be taken when following any of the backcountry skiing 10th Mountain Huts, Summit Huts and Braun Huts routes described in this website. This website is not intended to be instructional but rather is a guide for backcountry users who already have the requisite training, experience, and knowledge for the activities they choose. An advanced level of expertise and physical conditioning is necessary for even the "easiest" of the routes and activities described herein. Proper clothing and equipment is essential. Failure to have the necessary knowledge, equipment, and conditioning will subject you to physical danger, injury, or death. Some backcountry skiing routes for 10th Mountain Huts, Summit Huts and Braun Huts have changed and others will change; avalanche hazards may have expanded or new hazards may have formed since this website's publication.

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