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Continental Divide & Point Breeze Cabins Continental Divide Cabin

Continental Divide Cabin is a privately owned hut booked by 10th Mountain. This hut, aptly named, is relatively easy to get to and also serves as a connection between the 10th Mountain Division Hut, Sangree’s Hut, Emmelyn Hut, and Vance’s Cabin. The Continental Divide Cabin also sits just a few hundred yards from the Point Breeze Cabin. In winter there are over fifteen miles of rewarding beginner to intermediate cross country ski and snowshoe trails close by. Nearby Chicago Ridge and Ski Cooper offer the closest “turns”.

On your way to/from the cabins in summer, consider a bike ride along the paved Leadville Mineral Belt Trail, a train ride on the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad, a visit to the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, or a visit to the Leadville National Fish Hatchery. These activities are great for kids and adults, and are a fun way to learn about Leadville’s amazing history. Also, the Colorado Trail route to the cabins offers a great opportunity for kids to find the blue diamonds and lead the way, and once you arrive, don’t forget a visit to the nearby tipi!

Hut Information

Owned By

Privately Owned

Open

Summer / Winter

Winter Mileage*

.8

Closest Town

Leadville

Hut Elevation

10,500 '

Cumulative Elevation Gain *

135'

Layout

Single story cabin sleeps eight (8). Two private bedrooms each sleeping two people and an additional four beds in the common area. All beds are singles.

*from Tennessee Pass Trailhead

Amenities

Heat

Wood

Oven

Wood

Refrigeration

Yes

Water

Cistern, Snow Melt**

Toilet

Outhouse, Covered Walkway

Ada Accessible

No

Sauna

No

Fire Ring

No

Grill

Yes

Dogs

No

Charging

USB

Gear Cart

Yes*

* Summer only
** Winter only

Details

  • Firewood, starter paper, matches, ax
  • Propane for kitchen burners and grill on deck
  • Solar powered refrigerator and lights
  • Hand pump in kitchen dispenses water from a well-fed cistern. 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, percolator and French press, salt & pepper
  • Paper towels, dishtowels, dish soap, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, trash bags, toilet paper
  • Mattresses, pillows
  • Rocking chairs, 2 Portable cribs, high chair, potty seat
  • Deck with comfortable furniture
  • Nearby tipi

Book This Hut

Capacity

8

Price

$450/night

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

Location

39.357369, -106.3217805

Official 10th Mountain Division Map

CalTopo

Winter Map : Continental Divide E/W + Betty Bear Map

View / Print

National Geographic

Map : Eagles Nest/Holy Cross; Breckenridge/Tennessee Pass

USFS

Map : San Isabel National Forest

Trailheads/Routes

The main winter route into the Continental Divide Cabin from Tennessee Pass is a delightful ski or snowshoe given its short distance and minimal elevation gain. More challenging and adventurous routes would include beginning from the Crane Park Trailhead or the 10th Mountain Division Hut.

Continental Divide & Point Breeze Cabins Winter Information PDF

Routes

Continental Divide Cabin from Tennessee Pass Trailhead/Standard Winter Route

Total Mileage

.8

Trailhead Elevation

10,424'

Cumulative Elevation Gain

135'

Continental Divide Cabin from Crane Park Trailhead

Total Mileage

2.8

Trailhead Elevation

10,137'

Cumulative Elevation Gain

513'

Hut to Hut/Continental Divide Cabin to 10th Mountain Hut

Total Mileage

4.1

Trailhead Elevation

10,500'

Cumulative Elevation Gain

1,251'

Cumulative Elevation Loss

380'

The main summer route into the Continental Divide Cabin from Tennessee Pass is a delightful hike or bike given its short distance and minimal elevation gain. More challenging and adventurous routes would include beginning from the Crane Park Trailhead or the 10th Mountain Division Hut. There is no vehicle access to Continental Divide Cabin in summer.

Summer Water Source Information
Continental Divide & Point Breeze Cabins Summer Information PDF

Routes

Hike on Trail to Continental Divide & Point Breeze Cabins from Tennessee Pass Trailhead via Colorado Trail

Total Mileage

.8

Trailhead Elevation

10,424'

Cumulative Elevation Gain

135'

Hike on Dirt Road/Trail Combo to Continental Divide Cabin from Crane Park Trailhead

Total Mileage

3.2

Trailhead Elevation

10,137'

Cumulative Elevation Gain

513'

Hut-Specific Weather

Today : A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. West southwest wind 0 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight : A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 33. North wind 0 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday : A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West southwest wind 0 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night : Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West southwest wind 0 to 5 mph.

Saturday : A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Southwest wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night : Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 0 to 5 mph.

Sunday : Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. West southwest wind 0 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night : Mostly clear, with a low around 36. West southwest wind 0 to 5 mph.

Monday : Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 0 to 5 mph.

Monday Night : Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West southwest wind 0 to 5 mph.

Tuesday : Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 0 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night : Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. West southwest wind 0 to 5 mph.

Wednesday : A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West southwest wind 0 to 5 mph.

Wednesday Night : Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West southwest wind 0 to 5 mph.

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