Featured Hut Trips

Filed in Hut Trips, Winter Featured by on September 9, 2015

A Colorado hut trip should be on everyones bucket list. Whether you are looking to explore one hut, connect multiple, tour long distances, or ride powder our Featured Hut Trips showcase some of our favorite routes and terrain in the hut system. Featured Hut Trips are pre-scheduled and open to individuals or groups willing to join others on a winter backcountry adventure. If you are looking for a more personalized and private guided experience, check out our Custom Hut Trips.


The Jackal Hut

What You Get

  • Pre-Trip Orientation Meeting: 1 – 2 hour meeting the day PRIOR to your trip to discuss logistics, gear, and expectations at our shop.
  • Half-Day Tour: An opportunity to familiarize yourself with your guide, gear, and touring skills. This takes place AFTER or Before the orientation meeting.
  • Transportation: Our fleet of vehicles will be available for trailhead shuttles.
  • Trip meals: Quality food prepared by guides and willing participants served family-style. Beer and wine are stocked and available at each hut.  Lunch NOT INCLUDED.
  • Trip Minimum: All Featured trips need a minimum of 5 Participants in order for the trip to run at advertised price.  If trip does not fill, those who are signed up will get a 100% refund or have the option to go on the trip at our Custom Trip 4+ person Advertised price.


Skiing around Janet’s Cabin

Why Paragon Guides

  • Experience: Paragon has been guiding Colorado hut trips since 1978
  • Reputation: Click HERE to see what our previous clients think about us.
  • Options: We have one of the most extensive permits in the White River National Forest.
  • Gear: Experience some of the best and lightest touring gear available from our demo fleet.


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2017-2018 Featured Hut Trips      

Colorado Trail Traverse   –  Trip Reservations have closed.

  • January 9th – January 11th, 2018
  • 3 days, 2 nights
  • Difficulty – Moderate
  • The tour from the 10th Mountain Division Memorial hut to Uncle Buds via the Colorado Trail is one of the most serene and remote stretches of terrain in the system. The 7 mile jaunt between these two huts serves up an appropriate challenge for even the
  • Price $750

The Interconnect  –  Trip Reservations have closed.

  • January 15th – January 19th, 2018
  • 5 days, 4 nights
  • Difficulty – Hard
  • This demanding ski tour travels through the western side of the hut system starting in Vail and ending in Aspen. We begin at the Estin hut and head south to the Gates hut, located in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. The third night finds us at the Diamond J Ranch for some well deserved rest and a shower. Then we tour to Margy’s hut and enjoy the amazing views of the Elk Range before finishing up in Aspen on the final day.
  • Price $1440
  • Detailed Itinerary

Colorado Haute Route  –  Trip Reservations have closed.

  • February 5th – February 9th, 2018
  • 5 days, 4 nights – Jackal, Jackal, Fowler, Shrine
  • Difficulty – Moderate/Hard
  • This trip explores the southern tip of the Gore Range, utilizing three different huts which provide access to some of the best ski terrain in the hut system. We begin at the historic training grounds of the 10th Mountain Division soliders, Camp Hale. A layover day will be spent at the Jackal hut skiing and acclimating. We then head North for a night at the recently remodeled Fowler-Hillard hut before ending at the accommodating Shrine Mountain Inn on Vail Pass.
  • Price $1270

Gore Range Classic  –  2 spaces left

  • February 21th – February 23rd, 2018
  • 3 days, 2 nights – Eiseman, Eiseman
  • Difficulty – Moderate/Hard
  • This “classic” Paragon trip heads into the Eiseman hut high in the Gore Range. Eiseman is rustic, spacious, and wonderfully situated above gladed terrain offering excellent tree skiing off the porch. This is an iconic hut located in our backyard. If you’re seeking a challenging but rewarding adventure, look no further.
  • Price $750

Aspen Connection  –  Trip Reservations have closed.

  • March 6th – March 9th, 2018  –   SOLD OUT
  • 4 days, 3 nights – Margy’s, Margy’s, McNamara
  • Difficulty – Moderate
  • Built in 1982, Margy’s and McNamara were the first two huts in the 10th Mountain system. They offer varied ski and snowboard terrain with access to Mt. Eckel and Bald Knob. The tour on day three to McNamara offers a rewarding challenge traveling through remote spruce and pine forest. A guide favorite, the Aspen connection is one of the oldest routes in the system.
  • Price $880

Intro to Hut Life (Two Options)  –  4 spaces left

  • January 9th – 11th or March 13th – March 15th
  • 3 days, 2 nights – Estin, Estin
  • Difficulty – Easy/Moderate
  • Let us coach you on what a Colorado hut trip is all about. Whether you are new or seasoned, this trip is a great introduction to the hut experience . We will embark from Yeoman Park, south of the town of Eagle, and head up the Ironedge trail for roughly 5 miles. This trail meanders through beautiful spruce and fir forest before topping out at a spectacular view of the Sawatch and Elk mountain ranges. The built in layover day provides ample time to ski right off the deck or summit nearby Charles Peak.
  • Price $750

Uncle Bud’s Ski Mountaineering Clinic  –  OPEN

  • April 9th – April 11th
  • 3 days, 2 nights – Uncle Bud’s, Uncle Bud’s
  • Difficulty – Hard
  • Spring skiing in the Rocky Mountains is a right of passage for any backcountry skier. Learn the skills you need to assess a spring snowpack, climb couloirs, and ski from the top of a peak. This three day clinic takes place at Uncle Bud’s hut offering access into the Galena Mountain cirque and the famous Rabbit Ears Couloir.
  • Price $850



Contact us at trips@paragonguides.com to start planning your trip today, or call 970-926-5299.

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