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10 Must-Do Winter Hut Adventures in Colorado

A backcountry hut trip is the definition of the best of both worlds.

By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

We love everything about exploring during the winter: bundling up in layers, the crisp fresh air, playing in the snow...count us in for all the winter wonderland fun. We'll admit it though, sleeping outside in the winter takes next level commitment, gear, and tolerance for the cold. Not to say we aren't down with winter camping, but we're even MORE stoked about the prospect of spending the day running around in the snow then heading back to a cozy cabin in the woods. 

Just imagine you've spent the whole day skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or whatever you love to do in the snow and you return to play games around the wood burning stove, eat a hot meal, then wake up to toasty dry socks and underwear to put on in the morning. Come on, you know it sounds pretty amazing. Now that you're stoke is sufficiently built, check out some of Colorado's best hut adventures and make your reservations ASAP! 

1. Ski to McNamara Hut

Photo: Jason Hatfield

2. Ski or Snowshoe to the Weston Pass Hut

Photo: Kyle Frost

3. Ski or Snowshoe to Section House Hut

Photo: Jason Hatfield

4. Snowshoe to Broome Hut

Photo: Jack Henstridge

5. Overnight at the Maroon Hut

Photo: J.J. Benson

6. Ski to the Fowler Hilliard Hut

Photo: Jason Hatfield

7. Ski to Peter Estin Hut

Photo: Dani Perry

8. Ski Hut-to-Hut from Uncle Bud’s to Skinner Hut

Photo: Jason Hatfield

9. Ski Betty Bear to Skinner Hut

Photo: Jason Hatfield

10. Overnight at Nokhu Hut

Photo: Sarah Wieck

Cover photo: Jason Hatfield

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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