Welcome to Hinsdale Haute Route the highest hut system in Colorado. Currently offering two yurts on a year round basis.
The Jon Wilson Memorial Yurt is one and a quarter mile from the trailhead at Highway 149. It is a great destination for families with youngsters or beginning to novice backcountry hut users. It also makes a good start for a trip to the Colorado Trail Friends Yurt. It's close proximity to the trailhead allows groups to drive for hours, arriving at the trailhead in mid afternoon and still have time to reach the yurt before sunset.
The Colorado Trail Friends Yurt provides a welcome, warm and dry respite for many Colorado Trail and Continental Divide Trail hikers in summer. In winter, groups using the Colorado Trail Friends Yurt should be of strong intermediate to expert capabilities.
The Colorado Trail Friends Yurt is currently down for repairs and improvements. It will not be operational again until further notice. We are focusing our efforts on reestablishing the Rambouillet Yurt. The new deck, in a new location, is coming along nicely and we have a 16' diameter yurt ready to set up as soon as the deck is completed.