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What are avalanche conditions like while accessing the huts?

Avalanches can always exist where you least expect them. However, on the trails to the huts they are rare. A working knowledge of avalanche mechanics and the proper equipment is always recommended.

  • To the Burn Hut avalanche is un-likely.
  • To the Blue Lakes Hut avalanche is minimal.
  • To the Ridgway Hut avalanche is minimal.
  • To the North Pole Hut avalanche is un-likely.
  • To the Last Dollar Hut avalanche is minimal and easily avoided.

San Juan Hut Systems

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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.


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