The White River National Forest Travel Management Plan is now being implemented and includes snowmobile restrictions on both Spruce Creek and Crystal Lakes Road. This means there is no longer any snowmobile access to Francie's Cabin. Violators are subject to fines by the Forest Service, regardless of the absence or presence of signs. Please be aware of the restrictions in place by reviewing the Travel Management Implementation Website..
Office hours vary, please call or email before stopping by to be sure someone will be in.
Updates and Upcoming Events
Summit Huts Association operates four backcountry cabins in Summit County, Colorado: Francie's Cabin, Janet's Cabin, Section House, and Ken's Cabin. This is the place to learn more about Summit Huts - the cabins and the organization.
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Francie's Cabin's 20th Anniversary at Carter Park on July 27!
We had a very successful event celebrating a very successful cabin! Francie's Cabin is one of the most popular huts in the state of Colorado. Since opening in 1995, Francie's Cabin has been visited by over 60,000 guests.
Summit Huts is excited that one of the major projects for this fall will be a window upgrade at Francie's that should be completed in time for the winter opening, but the weather is going to need to cooperate!
Please note that all huts must be reserved in advance either by calling (970)925-5775 or booking online. There is no permanent staff at the huts and each group must have a confirmation letter with the hut combination in order to gain access. Hut guests may encounter maintenance staff and/or volunteers occupying the hutmaster quarters at Janet's Cabin, Francie's Cabin or The Section House.