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Broome Hut

Owned and operated by the Grand Huts Association, the Broome Hut is located in the Second Creek Basin, on the west side of Berthoud Pass. At 11,350′ it is one of Colorado’s finest high-altitude skiing and hiking locales. Ease of access and great skiing make for excellent backcountry recreation opportunities. Broome Hut is family-friendly year-round.

Hut Information

Owned By

Grand Huts Association

Open

Summer / Winter

Winter Mileage*

1.0

Closest Town

Winter Park/Fraser

Hut Elevation

11,350 '

Cumulative Elevation Gain *

750'

Layout

2 bunk rooms each sleeping 6 (3 single bunk beds per room), and 2 private rooms each sleeping 2 on single mattresses (there’s a plank that can be placed between the single mattresses in each room to make a double).

Volunteer Hutmasters: GHA realizes that groups that reserve the entire hut are seeking privacy. However, GHA encourages hutmasters to stay in the self-contained, and separate day-use side. All hutmasters are expected to respect the privacy of hut guests while carrying out their maintenance duties. Guests should not be surprised to encounter hutmasters during their visit. The walls are thin, please be respectful of quiet hours!

*from Second Creek Trailhead

Amenities

Heat

Pellet

Oven

No

Refrigeration

No

Water

Cistern, Stream*, Snow Melt**

Toilet

Composting Toilet

Ada Accessible

Yes

Sauna

No

Fire Ring

No

Grill

No

Dogs

No

Charging

None

Gear Cart

No

* Summer only
** Winter only
Applies to the hut structure, not to route considerations

Details

  • Pellets and directions for thermostat-controlled heat stove provided
  • Propane for kitchen burners provided
  • Coolers for food storage provided
  • Large pots for melting snow on propane burners in the kitchen are provided (suggested use of snowmelt water is for drinking)
  • Hand pump in kitchen dispenses water from cistern filled with roof-catchment system. Unlike cistern water at many other huts, this non-potable water can be used for drinking if filtered. Bring your own filter.
  • Pots, pans, potholders, dishware, cooking and eating utensils, French press, salt & pepper
  • Paper towels, dish soap, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, trash bags
  • 2 Indoor composting toilets, toilet paper provided
  • Solar powered lights
  • Mattresses, pillows
  • Guitars, might need strings

Book This Hut

Capacity

16

Price

$50/person/night*
*Children 12 & Under 50% Off

Visit our Online Booking Platform to search for availability and book this hut.

Location

39.826401, -105.783234

Official 10th Mountain Division Map

CalTopo

Winter Map : Grand County Hut Map

View / Print

National Geographic

Map : Winter Park, Central City, Rollins Pass

USFS

Map : Arapaho National Forest

Trailheads/Routes

The route to the Broome Hut from the Second Creek Trailhead is approximately 1 mile, but gains almost 800 feet of elevation. Strong backcountry skills are required. Terrain in the vicinity of the Broome Hut is prone to avalanche. The hut is located at treeline and whiteout conditions and/or nightfall can make route finding difficult.

Winter Hut Information PDF

Routes

Broome Hut from Second Creek Trailhead/Standard Winter Route

Total Mileage

1.0

Trailhead Elevation

10,600'

Cumulative Elevation Gain

750'

In the summer you can get to the Broome Hut by hiking along US Forest Service Trail N137 (Second Creek Trail). This well-established summer trail leads to the hut and beyond. It is approximately 1 mile from the Second Creek Trailhead to the hut, but the trail does gain almost 800 feet of elevation so be prepared for steep, rocky sections.

No motorized access is allowed to the Broome Hut year-round. The closest a motorized vehicle can get to this hut is the Second Creek Trailhead.

There is ample hiking in the high alpine terrain around this hut. A hike up to the ridge located to the north of the hut would make for a beautiful day trip. An alternate choice would be to hike up to USFS Trail N13 (Mt. Nystrom) which follows the ridge to the west of the hut. As always, be aware of changing weather conditions and possible severe weather, including lightning events.

Summer Water Source Information
Summer Hut Information PDF

Routes

Hike on Trail to Broome Hut from Second Creek Trailhead via FS Trail N137

Total Mileage

1.0

Trailhead Elevation

10,600'

Cumulative Elevation Gain

785'

Cumulative Elevation Loss

19'

Hut-Specific Weather

This Afternoon : Sunny, with a high near 18. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight : Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as -6. West southwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Thursday : Sunny. High near 34, with temperatures falling to around 30 in the afternoon. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind 15 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Thursday Night : Mostly clear, with a low around 13. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind 23 to 37 mph.

Friday : Sunny, with a high near 24. West southwest wind 32 to 43 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph.

Friday Night : Mostly clear, with a low around 17.

Saturday : A chance of snow after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday Night : Snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Sunday : Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 12. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Sunday Night : Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Monday : A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 12.

Monday Night : A slight chance of snow before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 3.

Tuesday : A chance of snow after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 19.

Tuesday Night : A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.

Contents

Notices

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 and the Friends’ Hut, 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.

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