Hike through majestic snow peaked mountains surrounded by wildflowers, waterfalls, and alpine lakes. Leave your tent at home & snuggle up by the wood burning stove in the heated huts as we traverse 5 days of gorgeous hiking through what’s known as the “Switzerland of America.”
Trip Type: 5-day/4-night Guided Backpacking Trip
Trail Section: San Juan Hut Systems, Ouray Colorado
When: June 26th, 2023
Trip difficulty: ★★★★★
Mileage: 32 trail miles with 8 miles of optional side trips
Group Size: 6 guests per hut
Cost: $1900 (payment plans available)
Meet at East Dallas Trailhead in Ouray. Shuttle will arrive at 7:30am to deliver us to the starting trailhead.
Hike from Last Dollar Pass
Starting Elevation: 10,610ft. Ending Elevation: 9,960ft. Elevation Gain 1,550ft. Elevation Loss 2,270ft.
North Pole Hut to Blue Lakes Hut
Starting Elevation: 9,960ft. Ending Elevation: 9,430ft. Elevation Gain: 1,160ft. Elevation Loss 1,700ft.
Blue Lakes Hut to Ridgway Hut
Starting Elevation: 9,430ft. Ending Elevation: 10,250ft. Elevation Gain: 1,640ft. Elevation Loss: 1,090ft
OPTIONAL side trip to Lower Blue Lakes
7 miles round trip
Starting Elevation: 9,430 Ending Elevation: 11,030ft
Ridgway Hut to Burn Hut
Starting Elevation: 10,250ft, Ending Elevation: 9,920ft, Elevation Gain: 730ft, Elevation Loss 1,070ft.
Hiking Distance: 5 miles
Burn Hut to Eastern Terminus of the Dallas Trail
Starting Elevation: 9,920ft, Ending Elevation 7,600ft: Elevation Gain: 340ft. Elevation Loss: 2,660ft.
Start the day off hiking through steep meadows while taking in spectacular views of the Cimarrons.
Hiking Distance: 4.6 miles
What’s Not Included –
Terms and Conditions-
“Trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to permit or campsite availability, snowpack, river crossings, wildlife, park or land closures, and forest fires. The price of a hiking trip will never change due to itinerary changes. Payments are not refundable for itinerary changes or park or land closures. If a trip is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control and no alternate itinerary is available a trip credit will be issued equal to the full amount paid minus any nonrefundable expenses incurred by the Company.”