Friends use a camping cart to bring supplies to their yurt

野外的小屋 & 蒙古包里

Looking for a unique way to enjoy an overnight in the great outdoors (perhaps outside the confines of a nylon tent)? One of Colorado's quintessential wilderness experiences is a night in a backcountry hut. These free-standing dwellings — often a simple cabin, home or yurt that is only accessible via trail — are the ultimate in off-the-grid comfort.

Where to Find 野外的小屋 & 蒙古包里 in 大县

Enjoying the rustic adventure of a backcountry hut is not limited to one season. 在冬天, cross-country skiers and 雪鞋旅行者 seek their solitude and warmth after a full day of traversing the mountains. 一旦雪融化, 徒步旅行者 and mountain bikers use these facilities as a cozier substitute for wilderness camping. Regardless of the season, 大县's wilderness huts and yurts are ideal for bonding with friends and family after a gorgeous day of wilderness travel. Here's a quick roundup of your options in 大县.

Broome Hut, Berthoud Pass

Opened to the public in 2012, the Broome Hut on the west side of Berthoud Pass is the first in a new series of huts being built and maintained in the backcountry of 大县. 位于11,350 feet at treeline in the Second Creek Basin, the Broome Hut offers 1,800-square-feet of space to backcountry skiers and 徒步旅行者 and can accommodate up to 16 people. It's spacious deck angles toward the impressive Second Creek Headwall, a beautiful sight at sunrise when the first rays of daylight illuminate its rocky face. Amenities include a kitchen, kitchen utensils and cookware.

  • Access Point: Second Creek Trailhead off U.S. 40 near mile marker 240. The trek to the hut is one mile with 800 feet of elevation gain.
  • Reservations: Visit the Hut Association's website

The High Lonesome Hut

Situated on the forested slopes of Lonesome Peak northeast of Tabernash, the High Lonesome Hut offers a warm and comfortable refuge for skiers, 雪鞋旅行者, 徒步旅行者, mountain bikers and horseback riders. The hut includes running water for showers, 冲水马桶, a kitchen for cooking meals, and if you want to go light, there is even a gear-transport service for an additional fee. 在晚上, visitors can warm themselves by the wood-burning fireplace or gaze up in wonder at a dizzying array of stars. The hut can accommodate up to 12 people.

  • Access Point: The trailhead is located four miles up County Road 84 outside Tabernash. The hike to the hut is 2.5 miles over moderate, forested terrain. A detailed map is provided with a reservation.
  • Reservations: Visit the High Lonesome Hut's website

蒙古包里 at Snow Mountain Ranch

YMCA of the Rockies' Snow Mountain Ranch has played host to families, large groups and outdoor lovers for generations. In summer and winter, visitors can reserve one of the ranch's 12 yurts, which are separated from the rest of the property in an aspen-laden "yurt village" (but still within walking distance of the zipline, 射箭, pool and tennis court facilities). Each yurt can accommodate six people and they include a queen-size bed, a bunkbed and bed linens in summer.