The Ridgway Hut accommodates eight people via padded bunk style-beds, sleeping bags (guests who use SJHS sleeping bags need to bring their own sleeping bag liner), and Crazy Creek Chairs. The hut includes a propane cook stove and lamp, wood stove, cookware, and utensils.
Water is available from a nearby spring. Hut users are responsible for treating water with Iodine, Pump/Filter, or UV Scanner.
Ridgway Hut (10,200’) is located under the North Slopes of Reconnoiter Peak (12,980′). This hut sits in the midst of a spruce forest, but don’t let its forested seclusion deceive you. A wealth of high, rugged peaks lie directly above the hut. It is frequently used in conjunction with the Blue Lakes and Burn huts for multi-day adventures.
|Summer Trailhead to Ridgway Hut||2.7||1,670'||261'|
|Blue Lakes Hut to Ridgway Hut||5.0||1,637'||1,093'|
|Ridgway Hut to Burn Hut||4.2||732'||1,074'|
Dates & Prices
The Ridgway is available for summer use from May 1st through November 30th. June 1- October 15 it is only available through the 4 night/5 day Sneffels Traverse. View hiking availability calendar.
The summer trailhead is located about 9 miles up CR5 southwest of Ridgway and the hike in is 2.7 miles west on the Dallas Trail through forests and crossing two streams.