Summit Huts Guests and Community,

This statement is intended to notify you that the Summit Huts Association, in conjunction with the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, will close its huts to public use effective Monday, March 16th, 2020.

Our first priority is for the safety and well-being of our guests when staying in our structures, and the closure of all huts is a measured response to support our community’s efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The decision to cancel all reservations through July 1st, 2020 was based on our obligation to the health of hut visitors, field staff, and ultimately the health of our extended communities.

A 100% credit will be issued with an expiration date of September 30th, 2021 to allow ample time to plan and prepare for your next hut trip.  Summit Huts Association will continue to monitor prescribed best practices during the pandemic, and will make adjustments to our closure policy as the situation allows.

We greatly appreciate our backcountry hut community, and the overwhelming support our non-profit receives from your patronage.  Thank you for your understanding and patience as we seek the most prudent and cautious solutions to confront this evolving pandemic. 

Please contact or (970) 925-5775 if you have any questions or need more information.

Thank you for your understanding in this most unusual time.


Summit Huts Association

Francie’s Cabin Interior Renovation & Sustainability Upgrade Plans

Coming Summer 2020

Francie’s Cabin is the most visited overnight hut in Colorado!

If you have experienced the warmth of waking up in Francie’s Cabin – sipping coffee and looking out the bay windows at the potential for backcountry adventures in the new fallen snow; then you understand the joy of the Colorado backcountry hut experience.  Having turned 25 years old, Francie’s Cabin is in need of significant renovations and sustainability upgrades to ensure warm, dry and happy mountain experiences for another 25 years.

Here are the proposed plans- remodeling from the new hardwood floors and up! Our goal is to raise $150,000 for the interior restoration and sustainable systems upgrades for our legacy hut – ensuring decades of continued backcountry experiences for our guests!

To do this, we are asking for your help!




Want to get involved with the huts? We are always looking for volunteers!

Volunteer Opportunities