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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It is a steep face with lots of big trees up top.  Down towards the bottom, there are some drainages and a lot of thicket that you will have to battle through.  Just remember that just because there are tracks, they are not necessarily going the right way.

Due to the illegal cutting of trees, there is a large scar that looks like it would be perfect to ski, but is off-limits to skiers.

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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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