Diamond J Guest Ranch (970) 927-4188; http://www.diamondjcolorado.com/ In
Fryingpan Valley, used to link Margy's, Harry Gates, and Betty
Bear huts. Open year round. Also offers groomed ski trails, including connector trails to the Norrie trailhead.
The Neal Cabin (405)-414-4397: Located in Fryingpan River Valley near Meredith CO, this beautiful cabin can sleep 16 and provides excellent access to backcountry and xc skiing, hunting, fishing and hiking. It also provides an excellent jumping off point for trips to the Harry Gates Hut and the Betty Bear Hut for those looking to come up a night early and get an early start the next day.
Other Colorado huts and hut systems
For more information on other backcountry huts and yurts please visit the Colorado Hut & Yurt Alliance home page here, CO Hut & Yurt Alliance.
Lodging with backcountry or cross-country Skiing
6 Trees Mountain Retreat - 970-389-8004: Email. 6 Trees is a unique off-the-grid, self-sustaining, and family built mountain retreat at 10,600 ft. within the Arapahoe National Forest. With access to backcountry skiing and a stones throw from 2 14er's this cabin has plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy.
(303) 569-2681: 4 mountain cabins & sheepherder's
wagon, drive in, ski out @ 11,000 ft. Guanella Pass between
I-70 & US-285. Sleep groups of 2-10 + good dogs, all seasons.
C Lazy U
(970) 887-3344: 20km track skiing, backcountry skiing, near
El Capitan Lodge (970) 390-7700: Located outside Leadville near Vance's Cabin and Tennessee Pass. The cabin provides access to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter as well as mtn biking and hiking in the summer.
Elk Creek Lodge (719) 221-6004 ; Beautiful 8 – 12 person cabin located only 2 miles from Monarch Mountain, and right next to the historic Madonna Mine. Sits on 10 private acres and backs up to National Forest, offering backcountry access and great views. In winter, guests must ski, snowshoe or snowmobile .5 miles to the cabin.
Recreation Company (970) 871-1495: groomed trails,
backcountry tours, lessons, food, full service outfitter. Near
Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Thunder Mountain Lodge (970)-856-6240: Perched high atop the Grand Mesa sits Colorado’s best kept secret, Thunder Mountain Lodge. Whether you visit during the winter or summer, you will find numerous activities to keep you busy, including snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boating, ATVing, or 4x4ing.
USFS Matterhorn Cabin (877)-444-6777: This spacious 12-person hut has electricity, flush toilets and showers and is located right next to 10 kilometers of free groomed cross-country ski trails. Just 15 miles south of Telluride and open year round.
Vista Verde Guest & Ski
Touring Center (800) 526-7433: near Steamboat Springs,
Wild Skies Cabin (970) 926-0216: located right near the Flat Tops with year recreation including XC skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and fly-fishing.
Yule Creek Lodge (970) 355-4080: Off-the-grid cabin located in Marble, Colorado. Year round vehicle access, ski-in/ski-out access to great backcountry skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. Indoor plumbing, gas stove, refrigerator, laundry, grill. Available year round for rental.
Other Colorado accommodations information
Aspen Central Reservations
Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce
Copper Mountain Resort Info Center
Crested Butte Information Center
Leadville Chamber of Commerce
Vail Information Center (970)
Redcliff Lodging Information - Green Bridge Inn - 970.827.5228