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.
Avalanche Resources:
Approach Difficulty: Easy

Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

St. Mary’s Glacier

The descent is a mellow run that ranges between 20º and 34º.  There is a headwall on skiers right, which will put you in the glacial lake, and is prone to avalanches.  Be careful of this in with new snow, as the under layers are pretty firm and often icy.  Skier's left is a much more mellow line, that ends at a pile of rocks, where often people will leave lunches and whatnot.  In winter and spring you can ski back down the road and end up back at the car.

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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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