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Weston Pass Hut

· Leadville, Lake, Colorado
Hosted by Edwin C.
1 lodging site
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Weston Pass Hut is located on the first road that was built to bring people into Lake County and originally the road was a toll road. The property was a mining claim and there are still some remnants of mining activity that occurred over a century ago. A group of about six people and many volunteers spent six years building the hut. It is completely off of the grid. The beams used to construct the hut are from locally harvested trees and we milled them ourselves. Many other materials are recycled or obtained with a priority placed on sustainability.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 $378 and it can host up to 12 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. 
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33 ratings · 21 reviews
Michal R.recommends
August 20, 2023
Weston Pass Hut
Awesome to be able to drive past treeline! But is big and warm, lots of kitchen utensils, and super comfy couch. Nice bathrooms, great hiking!
Lewis M.recommends
December 26, 2022
Weston Pass Hut
We had a great time! The hut was well stocked with wood, cookware, spices, etc. It was easy to access and make our way up the trail with the directions and trip guide that was provided to us. We made the hike from about 5 miles down the road, over 3-ish hours, during mid-December. We definitely want to return!
Camille C.recommends
July 3, 2021
Weston Pass Hut
Great little place ! We loved our stay there.
Steven H.recommends
October 5, 2020
Weston Pass Hut
This place is one of a kind. I will be coming back for more days and with more people.
Carly F.recommends
July 29, 2020
Weston Pass Hut
Such an awesome hut! Edwin provided lots of great information before our trip so we were well prepared with directions and all the info about the hut. The hut is very cozy, clean, and well-stocked with cooking essentials. Note: to keep the hut extra safe due to covid 19, some of the amenities mentioned in the packet were not provided, so be sure to check with Edwin beforehand and bring your own boardgames!
Lauren Z.recommends
July 12, 2020
Weston Pass Hut
Awesome experience!
WOW! The hut is amazing! Our family had such a great time here. First, the location. The views are incredible. In the evening, a huge herd of elk came down the mountainside to graze, so beautiful to watch. At night, there are countless stars in the sky. The hut itself is clean, comfortable and super cozy when you get the wood burning stoves going. You bring the food, the hut has all the cooking supplies you'll need. The outhouses were clean, you even have a view from in there 😄 We had the pleasure of meeting Sonya, one of the owners, before we left. She was so sweet and shared a lot of background about the surrounding area and what went into building this special place. We definitely plan a return trip in the future!
Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Edwin C.Joined in June 2017
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