Spend 4 nights in the beautful Sneffels area west of Ridgway CO. The huts are 30$ a night per person. I am staying two nights in the Ridgway hut, then touring to the blue lakes hut for 2 nights, then out to the car.
Carpool will meet up at the Target parking lot in Montrose CO about 7am, drive to the trailheads and stage cars, then start our tour into the hut. You can come on XC, telemark, AT, snowshoes, any human powered winter travel option. There are many options available at each hut to explore.
Layout: The Ridgway Hut accommodates eight people via padded bunk style-beds. The hut includes a propane stove, propane lamp, wood stove, firewood, cookware, and utensils.
Water: In the winter, water is obtained by melting snow. In the summer, water is available from a nearby spring. Hut users are responsible for treating water with Iodine, Pump/Filter, or UV Scanner.
Location: Location: Ridgway Hut (10,200’) is located under the North Slopes of Reconnoiter Peak (12,980′) This hut sits in the midst of a spruce forest, but don’t let its forested seclusion deceive you. A wealth of high, rugged peaks lie directly above the hut. It is frequently used in conjunction with the Blue Lakes and Burn huts for multi-day adventures.
BLUE LAKES HUT:
Layout: The Blue Lakes Hut accommodates eight people via padded bunk-style beds. The hut includes a propane stove, propane lamp, wood stove, firewood, cookware, and utensils.
Water: In the winter, water is obtained by melting snow. In the summer, guests bring their own water or treat water from the nearby stream. Upon request, guests can pick up five gallon jugs at our office in Ridgway before their stay.
Location: The Blue Lakes Hut (9,380′) sits 1/4 mile up hill and west of summer trailhead for Blue Lakes and Mount Sneffels. The hut sits at the base of an old logging cut and the summit of Mount Sneffels towers above. It is frequently used in conjunction with the North Pole and Ridgway huts for multi-day adventures.
You must contact San Juan huts to make a reservation. www.sanjuanhuts.com