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Hike the Sneffels Traverse

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The Sneffels Traverse, the ultimate hiking adventure: Complete the whole Sneffels Traverse starting at Last Dollar Pass above Telluride, CO and ending in Ouray, CO. Hike through the Sneffels Wilderness area and spend one night at each of the four huts. Five to nine miles of alpine hiking trails a day provide some of the very best views in the state. You will hike through alpine meadows, aspen groves, and beneath jagged peaks.

A food drop can be arranged at Blue Lakes Hut, which is half way through the Sneffels Traverse, to insure you never have to carry more than a couple days of food. This trip is perfect for those looking for a lightweight and more secure and comfortable backpacking experience or for mountaineers looking to cover a lot of rugged terrain with minimal weight.

Come to the San Juan Mountains, the trail hiking mecca of Colorado with 360 degrees of hiking! Our 4 backcountry Hiking huts traverse the north side of the Sneffels Range, below 14,000 foot alpine peaks.The routes between most huts are suitable for fit individuals with intermediate backcountry experience, while above the huts there is remote and rugged terrain for more technical peak bagging and mountaineering. Variations exist to accommodate most levels of fitness and experience.

Create your own adventure: Many activities can be pursued in the areas of these huts or as using them as ‘base camps’. Although early booking is reserved for through hikers hiking the whole Sneffels Traverse. Custom/Individual hut bookings open up the 1st of each month. Use the huts as a location for Family Reunions and Get Togethers – get out of town and go for a hike, a climb, a run, or a ride. We look forward to working with you to help create an adventure for you and your group to have an excellent experience.

Hiking Hut Facilities

San Juan Huts accommodate eight people per night. The wooden huts are equipped with padded bunks, sleeping bags, Crazy Creek Chairs, a propane cook stove, propane light, wood stove, and necessary utensils and cookware. Each hut is equipped with a composting toilet facility. Hikers will need to bring their own food and personal gear.

Backcountry Awareness

The hut system is designed to accommodate various levels of hiker ability. All hikers should be familiar with changing mountain weather conditions and must be adequately prepared. Hikers should possess route finding abilities, be physically fit, and general backcountry awareness.

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What you get

  • Comfortable Huts to Stay in
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Crazy Creek Chairs
  • Wood Stoves
  • Custom Maps
  • Custom GPS Tracks
  • Turn by Turn Directions
  • Backup Support
  • An Adventure of a Lifetime

Accommodations

Our mountain huts hold eight people per night. The wooden huts are equipped with padded bunks, sleeping bags, a propane cook stove, propane light,wood stove, and necessary utensils, and cookware. Each hut is equipped with a composting toilet facility.

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The La Sals are getting ready for our first ever road riders on the Tour of the Canyons this May! 3 day 2 night ride from Grand Junction to Moab.
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Kristin with a big load of canned goods coming down from Last Dollar for end of season tear down.
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End of season BBQ. Here is to the crew that made it a great season and kept the huts fully stocked with food and running smoothly!
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The San Juan National Forrest announced Stage 3 Fire Restrictions for the entire Forrest today. This means no access to the 1st two huts on the Durango routes. We are currently working on alternate routes. Telluride and hiking routes are not affected.

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Guess what? San Juan Huts is now offering a road ride on blacktop, gravel, and dirt roads from Grand Junction to Moab! Gravel grinders are ideal for this 2 night 3 day ride. sanjuanhuts.com/gravel-grinder…

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Check out our newest route, Tour of the Canyons! It is a gravel grinder from Grand Junction to Moab on remote highways and dirt roads. sanjuanhuts.com/gravel-grinder…

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