Explore Colorado: Broome Hut

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Jennifer Broome takes us to Broome Hut near Berthoud Pass.

Hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are fun ways to explore Colorado’s network of backcountry huts.  If you are looking for one you can visit easily, then head to Broome Hut.  It is the newest backcountry hut in Colorado and replaced the old Second Creek Hut.  The trailhead is on the west side of Berthoud Pass at mile marker 240.  It is an 800 foot elevation gain in the one mile hike to Broome Hut that sits at 11,350 feet high.


One-third of the hut is open for daily use and is free.  That portion of the hut includes a warming room and compost toilets.  The other two-thirds of Broome Hut can be rented out.  It is $35 per person for an overnight stay and there is capacity for 16.  To reserve an overnight stay, visit the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association.