Broome Hut from Second Creek Trailhead/Standard Winter Route

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Route Description

It is approximately 1 mile and 800′ of elevation gain up a beautiful, sub-alpine route to the hut. Although the distance to the hut is relatively short, the climb is steep in places and winter storms can make route finding difficult. While the summer route is marked year-round with blue diamonds, the winter route is not marked. Winter guests begin by following the summer route, but must choose their own route based on conditions and potential avalanche terrain. Plan and pace accordingly.

Snowmobiles/All motorized access is not permitted in this area.

Trailhead Directions

From the I-70 Winter Park exit #232, travel approximately 17.8 miles north on US Highway 40 over Berthoud Pass to the Second Creek Trailhead. It is located at the horseshoe bend (on the west side of Highway 40), at mile marker 240. From Winter Park, travel approximately 10 miles south on US Highway 40 to the trailhead. The trailhead may also be identified by a backcountry ski warning sign and has a blue 10th Mountain hut parking sign.


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. BRING A SNOW SHOVEL! Parking area is not consistently maintained. You could find deep snow and large burms.