The 10th Mountain Division Hut
Hike up 4 miles to one of the largest and best huts in the system. Fish at Slide Lake (yes, there are trout here), or trek up to the top of Homestake Peak. No tents or cooking implements required.
You MUST personally sign up with the 10th Mountain Division staff for reservations for the huts by phone at[masked]-5775.
Nestled at timberline below the majestic peaks of the Colorado Continental Divide, 10th Mountain Division Hut forms a perfect destination for a single hut trip. In summer, dozens of hiking and cycling routes start or end just outside the door. Completed during the summer of 1989, the hut was built in honor of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army, using funds donated by 10th Mountain Division Veterans Bill Boddington, Col. Pete Peterson, Maury Kuper, and Bill Bowerman.
Layout and capacity: Upstairs: 2 private bedrooms, 1 with 6 beds, 1 with 4 beds, and a communal sleeping area with 1 double bed and 4 single beds. Capacity 16.
10th Mountain Division Hut is located just a few miles east of the Continental Divide at 11,370' in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, nearest town is the city of Leadville.
Summer Trail Access
Trailhead: Crane Park, Elevation: 10,137' Route: Via FS 100 and FS 145 (Slide Lake Rd, extreme 4WD road - periodically closed or impassible), Total Mileage: 4.4
Water @ 10th Mountain: A stream flowing southeast from Slide Lake can be accessed on the east side of the hut or down the Slide Lake road approximately 1/2 mile from the hut. There is also a small stream feeding the marshy meadow directly west of hut. 10th Mountain has a cistern for wash water.