Arestua Hut

General Info

The Boulder Group is looking for a volunteer Hutmeister to care for the Arestua Hut. If you've been to previous work days, love the cabin, and can dedicate some time to helping coordinate maintenance, "reservations", and wood supplies, please send an email to the [protected email address]

The Boulder Group built the Arestua Hut (aka Guinn Mt. Cabin), a cozy and secluded relative of the better-known Brainard Cabin. This hut is located at around 11,000 feet on Guinn Mountain, and provides a winter shelter for cross-country skiers with breathtaking views of the Front Range and the plains. It has a wood-fired cook stove, and comfortably accommodates six to eight people overnight on built-in bunks and in the loft. There is no photovoltaic lighting, so bring extra batteries for your headlamp. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CANDLES. The hut is usually accessed from the Jenny Creek trail that runs behind the Ho Hum lift at the Eldora Mountain Resort. Parking and trail access is provided near the stone pillars marking the entrance to the Resort. The Jenny Creek trail is well-marked, but steep and narrow in many places. A GPS track of the route (in _.gpx format) can be obtained by clicking: Jenny Creek to Arestua Hut GPS Track


The Arestua Hut is not day-hosted and does not require or accept reservations for overnight use. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis. It is a crowded night or a long ski out when two parties both show up to use the cabin, so to keep from being the one who sleeps on the floor, please look at the "reservations calendar" to see if anyone else is planning to be there. To add your own "reservation" (purely as a courtesy FYI to others) send an email to the [protected email address].

Snow Report:

The nearest weather station is located at the Eldora Ski Resort. Their snow reports can be accessed by clicking: Eldora Snow Report


Recent and upcoming events are listed below. Please help maintain the hut by participating in the annual woodcutting/cleanup/maintenance party or other activities.

Major events at Arestua Hut
Date Event Activities
September 6 2014 Annual Work Party Clean cabin, split & stack wood for winter

Return to Top

** Alternative formats of this information are available on request to people with disabilities.

In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director,Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.