With a winter like this, you’ve got to get creative. While snowfall sits at below average across Colorado and the country, mountain biking may be calling. But at San Juan Huts we’re thinking ski mountaineering. Because snowpack is so low, summiting some of the Mount Sneffels Range peaks might just be more attainable.
From Burn Hut, Corbett Peak can be accessed, from North Pole Hut, Hayden Peak can be reached, and from Blue Lakes Hut, Reconnoiter Peak and Wolcott Mountain can be bagged. Low snow levels are making it a little easier to access.
According to the National Resources Conservation Service, Colorado’s snowpack is 71 percent of its average. This winter marks the fourth lowest snowfall level to fall in the past three decades. So while we pray for snow, get out and explore safely.
San Jan Huts is based in Ridgway, Colorado. Contact us for planning your next mountain bike trip, ski tour or hiking adventure. Let's talk maps, trails, food, terrain and huts. The San Juan Hut Systems extends from the high mountains around Ouray, Telluride & Durango, descending hundreds of miles toward Moab, Utah. We are passionate about supporting you in all Rocky Mountain outdoor sports & adventures; backcountry skiing, nordic trails, alpine climbing and snowshoeing, backcountry mountain biking trails with vast single track, trail running, backcountry camping & alpine hiking. Durango to Moab and Telluride to Moab are classic mountain bike trails in Colorado & Moab.
The San Juan Huts are located in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison, San Juan, and Manti La Sal National Forests and maintains licenses under Special Use Permits from the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management as well as permit agreements with several private ranch owners.