Carl's is a small cabin located near Polar Star Inn. It is under the same ownership as Polar Star, but booked separately. The cabin was built in 1993.
Layout and capacity: 2 private rooms with queen beds upstairs, 1 large bedroom with a queen bed downstairs. Capacity 6 (all 6 spots must be booked by the same party).
Hut Location: Polar Star Inn and Carl's Cabin are located near each other, just below timberline at 11,040' on the west side of New York Mountain, in central Colorado. [locator map]
Dates Open: Summer: Closed. Winter: Thanksgiving through 30 April
Owned By: Privately owned Oven: No, it has been permanently disabled Sauna: No
The normal route into Carl's Cabin follows the Fulford Road in from Yeoman Park. You can also take the Newcomer Spring Trail to the hut as well. Route finding can be tricky on either trail due to old abandoned roads and jeep trails so keep your map and compass handy and watch for the blue diamonds marking the trails.
*Please Note: The Fulford Road is closed seasonally from Nov 23rd until May 20th every year at the Yeoman Park trailhead. Wheeled vehicles are strictly prohibited past Yeoman Park during this time regardless of snow levels or road condition. Please obey all posted signs regarding road closures and restrictions.
The other route in to Carl's Cabin leaves from West Lake Creek south of Edwards but this route is seldom traveled and passes through a wilderness area so we are limited in how we can mark the route. This trail is also longer and gains more elevation than the routes from Yeoman Park so it is best attempted by experienced backcountry travelers.
Winter Trail Access
*Please Note: This trail passes through wilderness areas where we are unable to mark the trail with blue diamonds. This, along with the fact that this route is seldom traveled, can make for very difficult route finding and is not a trail we recommend for inexperienced or first time hut-users.