CMC Boulder Group Cabins are currently closed to the public

COVID-19 "Corona" virus alert: the hut/cabins are considered closed during public emergency conditions. Because of the confined space at the hut/cabin with limited air circulation between unscreened groups of users in a known region of concern (state of Colorado, city of Denver corona-virus emergency), please consider both the Brainard Lake Cabin and the Arestua Cabin (Guinn Mt. Hut) to be closed to the public beginning March 16, 2020. We will continue to stay informed and rely on the best available knowledge to guide subsequent decisions. Please refer to the hut/cabin calendar to identify the status of closures going forward. We encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy through this global health crisis, and we look forward to seeing you at the cabins again after life returns to normal.

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 w/ wood burning cookstove & three propane burners, living room w/ wood stove, dining room, anteroom, small deck
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
Sleeps: 8 (four in open loft, four 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: 5.5 miles, + 1,680 feet up

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