Archive for December, 2014

Broome Hut

December 2, 2014

by Chris Marotta

Fellow CMCers, have you ever thought of doing a hut trip? If so, then I’m here to tell you about the relatively new Broome hut that is close to the Denver metro area. The Broome Hut is located in the Second Creek drainage between Berthoud Pass and Winter Park. The hut opened in early 2013, and replaces the old A-frame hut that was built in the 1950’s and torn down some years ago. The Broome hut (11,350’ elevation) is a 1 mile hike or skin from the Second Creek TH with an elevation gain of about 900 feet. It affords spectacular views of the Berthoud pass area during the day and dazzling stargazing opportunities once the sun goes down. The location offers access to snow shoeing, skiing, and hiking in the Second Creek area. The hut has two bunk rooms with 6 beds each, plus 2 private rooms that sleep 2 each. Maximum capacity is 16. The hut also offers a room for day hikers with a restroom. The hut is managed by the Grand Huts Association (http://grandhuts.org/about/broome-hut/). Reservations can be made through the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association (http://www.huts.org/The_Huts/broomeHut.php)

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