CMC Boulder Group Cabins CoViD Policy:

The Brainard Cabin and Arestua Hut are now available for summer reservations, with a new set of guidelines to help prevent the spread of CoVid-19. The overall policy for CMC cabin use is available here and policies specific to the Brainard Lake Cabin are available here. Please note that we will not be taking reservations for the winter season (starting December 12th) until at least the first of September, pending continuing evaluation of the Covid-19 situation. If you have any questions, please email the respective cabin's hutmeister at the usual address.

CMC Boulder Group Cabins

The Boulder Group of the Colorado Mountain Club owns two cabins in the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest. The cabins are operated in accordance with the terms of a Special Use Permit issued by the US Forest Service.


Brainard Cabin

Layout: Ground floor - kitchen with wood burning cookstove & three propane burners, living room with wood stove, dining room, anteroom, small deck, separate outhouse
Sleeps: 12 upstairs (four in room with door, eight in communal floor area) 2 inch foam pads & some blankets provided
Location: West of Ward, in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area
Map: USGS Ward, CO Quadrangle or Topos viewable online
Trail difficulty (March to July 2018): 6.0 miles + 1,400 feet up, via Sourdough Trail from Rainbow Lakes Road

Arestua Hut

Hutmeister: David Miller
Layout: Single room communal space, one central potbelly woodstove, LED lights from a small photovoltaic system, separate outhouse
Sleeps: 7 (two in open loft, five on benches) 2 inch foam pads provided
Location: 11,080 feet, south of Eldora Ski Resort, West of Hessie Trailhead and Lost Lake
Map: USGS East Portal, CO Quadrangle or Topos viewable online
Trail difficulty (Jenny Creek/Guinn Mountain route): 4.5 miles, + 2,000 feet elevation gain

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