This is a shared space. Unless you book the entire hut, it is possible that you will encounter other campers in the hut during your stay.
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 hut has 20 spaces available, and each space costs $31.50. There are four bedrooms, a shared kitchen, and great room. In keeping the the tradition of high mountain huts in Colorado, multiple groups can stay in the hut at once, which is an awesome opportunity to meet new folks. But often a single group will have the hut to itself, even if it hasn't booked all 20 spaces.
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.
- 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%
The vibe at 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!
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. :)