Kenís Cabin is an intimate hut experience for two or three people. Also known as the historic Wagon Cabin, Ken's was built in the 1860ís when Boreas Pass Road was a mere wagon trail over the Continental Divide. Sitting adjacent to Kenís Cabin is the Section House which was built in 1882 to house the railroad men and their families who took care of a section of the Denver South Park & Pacific narrow gauge railway that ran from Denver to Leadville over Boreas Pass. These historic buildings, listed with the National Register of Historic Places, were carefully restored from 1992-97 with funding and assistance provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Park County, Texas A&M University, Colorado Department of Transportation, and Harris Construction. Summit Huts Association completed the upgrades to the Section House and Kenís Cabin and has a special use permit to operate the buildings as winter ski huts. Kenís Cabin is named in memory of Ken Graff who died in an avalanche near Breckenridge in 1995 at age 34.
Layout and capacity: One small room with a double bed and a single day bed, capcity 3
Hut Location: Ken's Cabin is located in central Colorado, about 10 miles southeast of the town of Breckenridge, at 11,481ft. It is located next to another hut called the Boreas Pass Section House (see menu above for Section House information). [locator map]
Dates Open: Summer: Closed. Winter: Thanksgiving through the first week in May
Owned By: Summit Huts Association Oven: No Sauna: No
Winter Parking and General Info:Ken's Cabin Winter Information Sheet
During the winter most hut users access Ken's Cabin from the Boreas Pass trailhead north of the hut. This is a gradual, straightforward ski/snowshoe up an old railroad grade and is one of the few routes that experienced skiers could use true cross-country gear on because of its low grade. There are access routes from the south that begin outside Como but they aren't used as often so some trailbreaking may be required. Please see the info sheet above for more details. Please note there is no motorized access to Ken's Cabin and the Section House via Boreas Pass road. That road is closed to motorized use in the winter.
Winter Trail Access