Janet's Cabin

Located between Copper Mountain and Vail Pass, Janet's Cabin is great winter hut for more advanced beginners through seasoned hut visitors and a unique summer experience just off of the Colorado Trail.
About Janet's Cabin

Janet's Cabin is the original Summit Hut, and recently celebrated 20 years of operation!  Janet's is (and has been since opening) one of the most popular huts in Colorado and is well known for the excellent ski touring options that are available in the area.  Janet's Cabin is open for winter and summer seasons.  Winter season runs from the day before Thanksgiving to mid-May.  Summer season is slightly shorter than most huts, mid-July through Labor Day, because of wildlife concerns.  Janet's is a unique option in the summer as it is accessible only by foot or bike, providing a quiet and remote experience.  Janet's Cabin sleeps 20 people in the winter and 14 in the summer, divided among three or four bunk rooms (there are no double beds).  All huts are booked to capacity and may be occupied by more than one group.  Janet's is equipped with a wood stove for heat, firewood, indoor composting toilets, a wood-fired sauna, solar powered lights, twin sized bunks with mattresses and pillows, cooking and eating utensils (pots/pans/plates/flatware/mugs/glasses), toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning supplies.  There is no cooking oven. There is a separate downstairs "Hutmasters' Quarters" that is used by Summit Huts maintenance staff and volunteers.   

Please see How to Plan a Hut Trip for more information on what to expect and how to make reservations for Janet's Cabin.  Reservations for all Summit Huts are made through 10th Mountain Division Hut Association at (970)925-5775 or online.   

Never been and still not sure? Here's some hut trip footage for a better idea what it's like up at and around the hut.  












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Summit Huts Association
Janet's Cabin Winter
Janet's Cabin Summer
Janet's Cabin From Above
JC Bootroom
JC Comosting Toilet Rooms
JC Composting Toilet
JC Woodstove
JC PV Central
JC Main Room Benches
JC Main Room Benches & Stairs
JC Main Room Windowseat
JC Dining Tables
JC Kitchen
JC Kitchen - sink & cleaning supplies
JC Kitchen Shelves
JC Propane Cook Tops
JC Kitchen Detail - Plates, Bowls, Mugs, Utensils
JC Kitchen Detail - Pots & Pans
JC Stairs
JC Main Room Dining Tables
JC Main Room Wood Storage & Kitchen View
Upstairs Hall & View into Bunkroom 1
Upstairs Hall - View into Bunkrooms 2 & 3
JC Bunkroom 1 (two sets of bunks)
JC Bunkroom 1 (two sets of bunks)
JC Bunkroom 2 (two single beds & 1 set of bunks)
JC Bunkroom 2 (two single beds & 1 set of bunks)
JC Bunkroom 2 (two single beds & 1 set of bunks)
Bunkroom 3 (two sets of bunks & two single beds)
Bunkroom 3 (two sets of bunks & two single beds)
Bunkroom 4 (Two sets of bunks & two single beds)
Bunkroom 4 (two sets of bunks and two single beds)
Bunkroom 4 (Two sets of bunks & two single beds)
Lots of hooks in all the bunkrooms and throughout the cabin!
JC Basement Hall (Compost Room & Storage)
JC Basement Hall (Woodroom & HMQ)
JC Wood Room
Nancy's Sauna Exterior (in deep snow!)
Nancy's Sauna Plaque
Nancy's Sauna
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