General Location: Located on Continental Divide at the top of Boreas Pass, 10 miles east of Breckenridge, CO.
Map: SHA Map: Boreas Pass or USGS 7.5 min. Quad: Boreas Pass
Miles from Trailhead:
Boreas Pass, elevation 10,360’ Total Mileage: 6.5
Peabody, elevation 10,096’ Total Mileage: 7.1
Gold Dust, elevation 10,330’ Total Mileage: 4.9
Date Built: Date Built 1882, restored from 1992 - 1997
Owned By: Owned by U.S Forest Service, under special use permit to Summit Hut Association
Dates open: Late November - Early May
Cost per night: $30/person (2010/2011 season) Advanced reservations only.
Ski Terrain: Skiing above the hut, conditions can be windblown. Great touring on Boreas Pass Road. Low angle skiing to the South West plus a wide variety of more challenging terrain both to the North East and across the cabin to the west.
Hut Layout: Downstairs: 2 sets of single bunks upstairs: 1 bedroom with 1 double bed and 3 single beds 1 bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed.
Amenities: Woodstove for heat, wood burning cook stove, propane cook tops, solar powered lights, outdoor vault toilet, period furnishings, museum displays.