Sangree Hut

Submitted By: LSteele on November 05, 2011

Administrator: LSteele

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Trailhead Elevation: ft.
Hut Elevation: 11 ft.
Elevation Gain: ft.
Total Distance: mi.
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Approach Difficulty: Easy

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Colorado » Front Range

The Citadel

One of my favorite lines in the front range with lots of options.  You can ski the couloir between the double summits for a nice 40 degree pitch with rock wall on either side. 
You can also ski the Northeast face.  Not sure on the slope angle but it is a open face with limited exposure. 
You can ski the South East face for a more mellow descent (better if you started at Butler Gultch) with amazing terrain and small playful features all the way down. 
**Take all necessary avalanche precautions.  It is not uncommon to get a lot of wind loading in this area due to its proximity to the divide.**

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Hut Description

This hut is part of the 10th Mountain Hut Association hut system. The three level Sangree hut features Alpine Resource Center, which is a classroom with an extensive backcountry and history oriented library. The main level of the hut has two wood burning  stoves (one for heat and snowmelt, the other is a cook stove and oven), as well as two propane ranges and all the dishes you need to whip up some high country gourmet. The hut sleeps about 16 with two separated bedrooms upstairs, along with a communal sleeping area.
This hut has a great layout and a beautiful front deck and windows facing the mountains.

Hut Layout

Directions to Trailhead

The Sangree Hut is located about 10 miles outside of Leadville, CO. It is accessible via the Buckeye Gulch  Trailhead, approximately 3 miles on the trail from highway 91.

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