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

Featured Descent

Pinnacle Gully

The route starts with a very short, narrow section passing the pinnacle of rock which gives the gully it's name. From there the gully opens up and allows for some fast and fun skiing at a sustained steep pitch (which I measured at around 45 degrees).

The gully drops you into the Loch Avon basin and the quickest route back is to skin up Coire Domhain before trudging back across the plateau to the car park.

This gully is ideal to link up with another two or three nearby for a full days skiing.

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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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