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Sangree M. Froelicher Hut
Formerly the privately owned Belvedere Hut, the Sangree M. Froelicher Hut was purchased in 2003 by 10th Mountain, thanks to the generous support of many donors. The hut’s name honors Staff Sergeant Sangree Mitchell Froelicher, 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 86th Mountain Infantry, who was killed in action in Sassomalare, Italy, on March 4, 1945. The hut was built in 1998. 10th Mountain is also pleased to offer the Alpine Resource Center at Sangree’s Hut. The Alpine Resource Center is a unique 600 square foot area with its own heat stove, and a comfortable reading, study, and seminar area on the lower level of the hut. For more information on Sangree M. Froelicher and his heroic story please read the Sangree M. Froelicher Extended History.
10th Mountain Division Hut Association
Summer / Winter
Cumulative Elevation Gain*
Upstairs: 1 room with 4 single beds, 1 room with 3 single beds, and 10 single beds in a communal sleeping area.
*from Buckeye Gulch 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)
- Hand pump in kitchen sink dispenses water from roof-top cistern (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
Book This Hut
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. East northeast wind 0 to 5 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. West southwest wind 0 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 28. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 49. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 32. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 51. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 32. West northwest wind around 10 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 49. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 32. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 32. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. West wind 10 to 15 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.