LOCATION | Situated 15 miles from Telluride at 11,000 feet, our eco-retreat lodge for the High Camp Collective awaits your blissful backcountry experience. Surrounded by wilderness protected land and miles of unexplored hikes this will truly be one of the most beautiful and remote places you'll visit in Colorado. A quick 2 miles hike in (or shuttle) makes the backcountry feel even more real from the get go. Try something new and join us as we journey away from civilization and immerse ourselves in the mountains for a day, weekend or full week mountain wellness retreat!
The Hut | The beautiful High Camp Hut sleeps 20 people with plenty of options for lodging from private rooms to shared rooms. The hut is fully sustainable using gravity fed spring water and solar for the little lighting needed. Everything else is via wood stoves for heat or propane for cooking. Built in 1989 from wood harvested on the land High Camp Hut is truly unique and is a perfect introduction to backcountry living. Just the hut experience alone will be unforgettable to all that come experience it.
Its Location | Nestled on 320 acres of private land we are surrounded by stunning views of the San Juan National Forest. How different is this place? We are literally at the base of a terminal moraine of an ancient glacier with a mound of mountain debris out our front door for proof. That, and we are up at 11,500ft - hows that for high alpine living. Immerse yourself in the experience of our mountain paradise and it will give back to you an experience you never thought possible.
How to get here | A quick 15-20 minute drive South on Hwy 145 from Telluride follows the million dollar highway (named for its epic mountain scenery) and spits you out on the North side of Sheep Mountain. After passing Trout lake - a beautiful alpine lake at around 10,500ft you'll spot Lizard Head Pass and in 1 mile is where our pull off to a private maintained lot starts our hike in trailhead. This private route through the wilderness leads us 2 miles and a little over 1k vert into our new mountain home.