We offer backcountry lodging at the top of Weston Pass near Leadville, Colorado. Within a 2.5 hour drive from most locations in the Denver Metropolitan Area, Weston Pass Hut is accessible while offering wilderness seclusion. The hut is generally accessible with high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles during the summer. But, the hut provides a true wilderness
We offer backcountry lodging at the top of Weston Pass near Leadville, Colorado. Within a 2.5 hour drive from most locations in the Denver Metropolitan Area, Weston Pass Hut is accessible while offering wilderness seclusion. The hut is generally accessible with high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles during the summer. But, the hut provides a true wilderness experience that requires basic wilderness skills and a willingness to accept the challenges of such an adventure. We welcome backcountry skiers, wildlife enthusiasts, x-c motorcyclists, hikers, mountain bikers, and anyone else who enjoys the backcountry.
The entire hut can be rented for $315 and it can host up to 10 people. There are four bedrooms, a shared kitchen, and great room. Guests will need to follow strict cleaning protocols to get the hut safe and sanitary for all visitors.
At 11,950 feet, the hut boasts the highest elevation of any Colorado backcountry lodging of its kind. It faces an open valley with stunning views of Mount Holy Cross and the surrounding mountains. In the summer, visitors can access miles of hiking trails in wilderness frequented by elk, hawks, bears, moose, deer, and coyotes. In the winter, skiers can access terrain ranging from steep bowls that challenge seasoned skiers to mild slopes that invite beginners.
The hut is suitable for diverse groups of users with varying backcountry experience. During much of the summer, guests can drive, hike, or bike to the hut from either Lake or Park county. Although we recommend high clearance vehicles, the unpaved roads on Weston Pass are well-maintained. During the winter, guests can access the hut on skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles, or snowcats.
We built the hut to match its beautiful surrounding scenery. The hut features locally harvested and milled beams, and a unique tundra roof, The floor plan balances socializing and privacy by providing a large communal area and four private bedrooms.
Cleaning and Sanitation Protocol:
IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A SAFE, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL OF OUR GUESTS, WE REQUEST THAT YOU FOLLOW THESE CLEANING GUIDELINES WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE HUT, AND THEN ALSO RIGHT BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
- Using the sanitizing solution provided that is located on the kitchen counter, please wipe down the following: All doorknobs, window cranks, fireplace tools, fireplace handles, all horizonal surfaces including dining table, benches, and kitchen surfaces. Also wipe down the vinyl coverings on all the bedding, the toilet seats, and the knobs for the solar lights, the propane, and the propane stoves.
- Please use the bleach provided in your rinse water when you wash dishes. The recommended amount is 2 tablespoons to each gallon of rinse water. It is best to let your dishes air dry before storing them.
- Please bring your own pillows, books, games, and other forms of entertainment. We have removed all unnecessary objects that are difficult to sanitize.
We are hoping that by providing the means to sanitize the hut, you will abide by these few guidelines so that you and the guests following you will stay healthy.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Biking to Weston Pass Hut is an excellent ride. The hut also provides a killer base camp for mountain biking across the Mosquit...Read more
Fish in high mountain lakes and beaver ponds.
There are many short hikes to mountain tops that reach around 13,000 feet. Longer hikes span across multiple 14,000 foot peaks.
Weston Pass is a famous route for many different types of off road vehicles. The hut is a beautiful stop for cross country tri...Read more
Backcountry ski or snowshoe to the hut in the winter. The varying terrain provides challenges and fun for every skill level.
The Arkansas river is at the base of Weston Pass. A summer stay can easily be combined with a paddle or rafting trip.
The wildlife near the hut is stunning. In the summer there is a herd of Elk that is in the hundreds. It is common to see moose,...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Weston Pass Hut in Colorado.
There are pine, spruce, and aspen forests. Some of the trees are old growth trees that are over a century old.
River, stream, or creek
Small creeks punctuated with beaver ponds run down both sides of the Pass.
If you can brave ice cold water, there are many beaver ponds that are exhilarating and refreshing swims.
A beautiful waterfall cascades down the mountain about halfway up the road to Weston Pass Hut.
The vibe at Weston Pass Hut
Places to see near Weston Pass Hut
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I had an amazing winter weekend at the Weston Pass Hut. The beautifully designed hut comes stocked with everything you need to cook, games and books to relax, and numerous comfy rooms off the main living area. Situated above treeline, the views were just incredible, especially watching sunrise on the distant peaks through the panoramic windows. If you enjoy a good workout it's definitely worth skinning up to the hut, then you can eat all the things without guilt!
Fantastic stay all around. Edwin was extremely thorough and communicative with all pre-trip information. The trek in was no joke but we powered through in 4.5 hours (half hiking/half snowshoeing). The Hut was outfitted with everything you could imagine and so thoughtfully put together and cared for. We had a great time and look forward to returning for a warmer, summer stay :)
Weston Pass Hut is a truly magical spot, and Ed is such a responsive and helpful Host. The Hosts have thought of everything you might ever want or need, from board games to kitchen utensils to books and so much more. It's a very isolated spot at the top of the pass (easy driving up from Fairplay in mid-summer; a bit rougher going towards Leadville down the other site) with spectacular views. Can't wait to go back!
Second time coming to Weston Pass Hut -- first time as a winter trip. Such a rewarding hike up! A steady but moderate ~7-mile climb brings you to the hut, and snowshoeing up in the hard-packed snow wasn't bad at all. Would definitely recommend to anyone willing to brave the cold for a night well worth it. Just make sure to utilize the wood stove(s) to keep cozy. :)
This hut is amazing. It has so many amenities and the view is unmatched. We were comfortable and met some great people to share the space with. The road is a rough drive in the shoulder seasons. Make sure you check the conditions and don't hesitate to walk the last 100 yrds or so. We would love to stay here again or skin up in the winter.