The Point Breeze Cabin

Point Breeze Cabin is a privately owned hut, booked through 10th Mountain. This hut is relatively easy to get to and also serves as a connection between the 10th Mountain Division Hut, Sangree’s Hut, and Vance’s Cabin. The Point Breeze Cabin also sits just a few hundred yards from the Continental Divide Cabin. There are over fifteen miles of rewarding ski touring and snowshoe trails ranging from beginner to intermediate. Nearby Chicago Ridge and Ski Cooper offer the closest “turns”.

Layout and capacity: Single story cabin sleeps eight (8). Two private bedrooms each sleeping two people and an additional four beds in the common area. All beds are singles.

Additional Amenities:A small solar refrigerator, solar lights, a wood burning heat stove with oven, propane burners, pots/pans/utensils, and an outdoor propane grill (no fire-pit) are provided. There is a cistern with a pump, water needs to be filtered (in winter snow can also be melted for water). Other: mattresses/pillows for 8, attached outhouse. For children: 2 portable cribs, a high chair, a potty seat and a nearby tipi (you can find photos of it by clicking on the photo above). Additional summer amenities include: comfortable porch furniture, a nearby children’s fort and a wheelbarrow for gear (left near the green gate in the parking lot, for use on the closed access road).

Access:The cabin is a .8 mile ski/snowshoe/hike from the Tennessee Pass Trailhead along the Colorado Trail (Warning: trail exits parking lot it two directions, be sure to travel in a southwesterly direction). See also our Tennessee Pass Trailhead Directions.

Hut Location: The Point Breeze Cabin is located at 10,500’ near the top of the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado. The distance from the trailhead on Tennessee Pass (Hwy. 24) to the cabin is less than one (1) mile. The closest town is Leadville. [locator map]

  • More Info
  • Winter Routes & Trailheads
  • Summer Routes & Trailheads
  • Summer Activities

Maps:

  • Official 10th Mountain, Winter: Chicago Ridge or Galena Mountain
  • Official 10th Mountain, Summer: Summer Eastside
  • USGS Map: Leadville North Quadrangle
  • USFS Forest Visitor's Map: San Isabel National Forest

Dates Open: Summer: May 25th through Thanksgiving. Winter: Thanksgiving through 30 April

Owned By: privately owned Oven: woodburning Sauna: No Outdoor Fire Ring: No

Outdoor Propane BBQ: Yes

The main winter route into the Point Breeze Cabin follows the Colorado Trail southwest from Tennessee Pass for approximately .5 miles. It then turns off on a well marked side trail that takes you the last .3 miles to the hut.

Winter Trail Access

  • Trailhead: Tennessee Pass, Elevation: 10,424' Route: Via Colorado Trail and 10th Mountain marked ski trail. Total Mileage: .8
  • Trailhead: Crane Park, Elevation: 10,137' Route: Via 10th Mountain marked ski trail and the Colorado Trail. Total Mileage: 2.6
  • Trailhead: 10th Mounatin Hut, Elevation: 11,370' Route: Via 10th Mountain marked ski trail and the Colorado Trail. Total Mileage: 4.9
  • Trailhead: Vances Cabin, Elevation: 10,980' Route: Via 10th Mountain marked ski trail and the Colorado Trail. Total Mileage: 3.9
  • Trailhead: Sangree Froelicher Hut, Elevation: 11,700' Route: Via 10th Mountain marked ski trail and the Colorado Trail. Total Mileage: 6.6

To hike or bike into the Point Breeze Cabin in the summer you can simply follow the winter ski trail. There is no vehicle access to this hut in the summer.

Click here for summer water source information

Summer Trail Access

  • Trailhead: Tennessee Pass, Elevation: 10,424' Route: Via Colorado Trail and 10th Mountain marked ski trail. Total Mileage: .8

The Point Breeze Cabin has numerous summertime activities most of which are right outside the front door or just a short drive away.

  • There is hiking and mountain biking along the Colorado Trail right outside the hut as well as trails at Ski Cooper and the Camp Hale area.
  • You can go fishing at the Camp Hale Pond up the road at Camp Hale or you can head down the road to Turquoise Lake.
  • If you don't feel like cooking at the hut you walk or bike back out to the trailhead, cross Highway 24 and have lunch or dinner at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse.

10th Mountain Division Huts