Due to Public Health Orders and our inability to sanitize between guests, the Colorado Trail Friends Yurt is not available The Jon Wilson Yurt is available for booking.
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.
In summer the Sawmill Park road is steep but two wheel drive accesible by trucks and SUVs to the parking area which is located 200 yard from the yurt. Minivans and low clearance vehicles will not do well and if the road is wet it will require four wheel drive.
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.