Shrine Mountain Inn

Submitted By: backcountry coalition on February 03, 2012

Administrator: backcountry coalition

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Approach Difficulty: Easy

Featured Descent

Colorado » Independence Pass

North Coulior

The North Coulior is fairly wide. A good first chute descent as there is plenty of room for turns and a safe runout as you get down near the lake. Never steeper than 45 degrees.

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Hut Description

Shrine Mountain Inn consists of three separate cabins (Jay's, Chuck's, Walter's) that sleep a total of 36 people. A shared sauna is located between Chuck's and Jay's, and propane grills are provided at each cabin. Shrine Mountain Inn is privately owned and booked through 10th Mountain.Hut Location: While located far enough from paved roads to keep a backcountry mood, the cabins of Shrine Mountain Inn are perhaps the least difficult 10th Mountain "ski in" huts to access. An ideal first hut trip, these cabins are 2.7 miles from Interstate Highway 70, Vail Pass Trailhead.

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Directions to Trailhead

Hut Location: While located far enough from paved roads to keep a backcountry mood, the cabins of Shrine Mountain Inn are perhaps the least difficult 10th Mountain "ski in" huts to access. An ideal first hut trip, these cabins are 2.7 miles from Interstate Highway 70, Vail Pass Trailhead.

Approach Description

Winter Access

Winter Trail Access

• Trailhead: Vail Pass, elevation 10,580' Route: Via non-motorized winter use trail, Total Mileage 2.7

• Trailhead: Fowler-Hilliard, elevation 11,500' Route: Via Shrine Ridge, Total Mileage 6.8

• Trailhead: Redcliff, elevation 8,680' Route: Via Shrine Pass Road, Total Mileage 9.3

• Trailhead: Vail, elevation 8,220', Via the Commando Run, Total Mileage 15.9

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