Montgomery Flats TH to Harry Gates Hut

Park at the Montgomery Flats Trailhead (see links at top of this page). From the trailhead, travel the obvious marked 10th Mountain trial to Montgomery Flats (9,100 feet). Stay on the road NE through Montgomery Flats for 1 1/2 miles to a junction with the Burnt Mountain Road at 9,560 feet. The Burnt Mountain Road is a wide, distinct road-cut. Use your altimeter and the power lines for precise navigation. From the junction the 10th Mountain suggested route follows the Burnt Mountain Road as it takes a northerly tack with several switchbacks for 1 1/2 miles to the road summit at 10,030 feet. You can navigate by how many times you pass under the power lines—four times to the road summit.

From the road summit (10,030 feet) the 10th Mountain suggested route continues along the Burnt Mountain Road for another 1 3/4 miles to a clearing at 9,566 feet. Consider removing your skins at the road summit and applying some wax for this glide through beautiful evergreen forest. At the clearing, turn right (NE) off the road and ski 1/4 mile (134 vertical feet) up the hill to the northeast of the road, unlock the door of the hut, and make tea.

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