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10th Mountain Division Hut
Nestled at timberline below the majestic peaks of the Colorado Continental Divide, 10th Mountain Division Hut forms a perfect destination for a single hut trip or ski-through using other nearby huts. Completed during the summer of 1989, the hut was built in honor of the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army, using funds donated by 10th Mountain Division Veterans Bill Boddington, Col. Pete Peterson, Maury Kuper, and Bill Bowerman.
10th Mountain Division Hut Association
Summer / Winter
Cumulative Elevation Gain*
Upstairs: 1 bedroom with 6 beds, 1 bedroom with 4 beds, and a communal sleeping area with 6 single mattresses.
*from Crane Park Trailhead
Cistern, Stream*, Snow Melt**
* Summer only
** Winter only
- Firewood, starter paper, matches, axes
- Propane for kitchen burners
- Cupboard or closet for cold food storage
- Snow collection buckets and large pot for melting snow on wood-burning heat stove (suggested use of snowmelt water is for drinking and cooking)
- Hand pump in kitchen dispenses water from cistern filled with roof-catchment system (suggested use of cistern water is for cleaning only)
- Pots, pans, potholders, dishware, cooking and eating utensils, percolator, salt & pepper
- Paper towels, dish soap, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, trash bags, toilet paper
- Solar powered lights
- Mattresses, pillows
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Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3pm and 5pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. South southwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Snow Showers Likely
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 7pm, then snow showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Chance Snow Showers
A chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms before 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Snow Showers
A slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Slight Chance Snow Showers
A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Mostly clear, with a low around 28. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 59. West wind around 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 32. West southwest wind around 10 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 33. West wind around 10 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind around 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 33. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Avalanche Hazard Information
Colorado is known for its avalanche prone snowpack. A number of the suggested routes to 10th Mountain Division Huts pass through or are next to terrain that may be prone to avalanches. Accordingly, pick the suggested route that most suits your group and its abilities, carry appropriate equipment, and always exercise prudent backcountry travel techniques when passing through avalanche prone terrain. Remember, avalanches can occur in forested areas and can run into forested areas from open slopes. Moreover, a number of huts booked are situated in the midst of extreme avalanche terrain. Many other huts, while located in more modest terrain, still have access routes that cross avalanche paths.
We strongly suggest that someone in every group be experienced in evaluating avalanche and snow stability hazards and practicing prudent backcountry and winter mountain travel techniques. For up-to-date avalanche information for all of Colorado, visit the website for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). Another excellent resource is the Forest Service National Avalanche Center website. While this site doesn’t have local forecasts, it does have a wealth of information on backcountry travel in avalanche terrain and snow science, as well as tutorials on some basic skills and snow science.
We recommend that you start checking the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) website regularly before your trip to see how conditions are evolving. Study your maps to see what type of terrain you will be traveling through to see if there are alternative routes that might be feasible if snow stability conditions deteriorate. During most of the winter, travel to the huts, other than those in the Braun Hut System, is possible with a relatively minor degree of risk. However, if your trip falls within a period or cycle of high or extreme instability, you must make the decision of whether or not to go. The huts are not closed for avalanche hazard reasons.