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 is marked with blue diamonds and 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.
The initial ascent is through an old-growth, spruce and fir forest, with glimpses of Second Creek. It then climbs south with a series of log and rock stairs. As you approach treeline the views become spectacular. Another steep climb takes you to an overlook of the Second Creek Basin. From there, it’s a brief hike up to the hut. The entry for overnight guests is on the west (left) side of the hut. The east entrance is for public day-use (your combo will not work on the day-use door!).
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.
From the I-70 Winter Park exit (exit #232) travel approximately 17.8 miles north on US Highway 40 over Berthoud Pass to the Second Creek Trailhead which is located at a horseshoe bend at mile marker 240. From Winter Park, travel approximately 10 miles south on US Highway 40 to the trailhead.
Restrooms are not available at this trailhead but are available at the summit of Berthoud Pass. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle when parked at trailheads. Grand Huts is not responsible for theft or vandalism to vehicles.