Located south of Breckenridge, great hut for beginners and families.
Est. 1994 | Elev. 11,360′
Francie’s Cabin is the most popular hut in Colorado.
Francie’s Cabin, built in 1994, is located south of Breckenridge, Colorado in the popular Crystal Lakes drainage. The cabin is named for Frances Lockwood Bailey, a former resident of Breckenridge who died in a tragic plane crash in 1989.
Since opening to guests, Francie’s Cabin has become the most visited hut in Colorado. Herb’s Sauna at Francie’s Cabin was built in memory of Francie’s brother Herb Lockwood, who wrote his college thesis on the geology of the Crystal Lakes Basin.
**Due to popularity and relatively easy access of Francie’s, please remember that our huts are not for day use. Please respect the privacy of registered hut guests while traveling in the backcountry near the huts.
Wood burning stove for heat, solar powered lights, indoor composting toilet, sauna, mattresses, and fully equipped kitchen. There is no cooking oven.