Arestua Hut

General Info

The Boulder Group welcomes David Miller and Emily Anderson as volunteer Hutmeisters for the Arestua Hut.

The Boulder Group built the Arestua Hut (aka Guinn Mt. Cabin), a cozy and secluded relative of the better-known Brainard Lake Cabin. This hut is located at around 11,000 feet on Guinn Mountain, and provides a winter shelter for cross-country skiers and summer hikers with breathtaking views of the Front Range and the plains. It has a wood-fired cook stove, and comfortably accommodates up to eight people overnight with sleeping mats on built-in bunks and in the loft. The cabin is equipped with photovoltaic lights. PLEASE DO NOT BRING CANDLES. The hut is usually accessed from the Jenny Creek trail that runs between the downhill and cross country trail areas at Eldora Mountain Resort. Parking and trail access is provided east of 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 Jenny Creek route (in _.gpx format) can be obtained by clicking: Jenny Creek to Arestua Hut GPS Track There is a much steeper and less well known route in from Lost Lake in the Indian Peaks wilderness, for those wanting a challenge.


The Arestua Hut is not day-hosted, but may find day visitors dropping by for a break or to warm up. The hut is available for overnight use 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 coordinate overnight use. To add your own "reservation" (as a courtesy FYI to others) send an email (including your group size) 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

Helpful Hints:

Overnight visitors are advised to bring fire-starting essentials, a separate cooking stove (for meals), and their own toilet paper (for the nearby outhouse facility).


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 upcoming events at Arestua Hut
Date Event Activities
Sat Sept 10, 2016 2016 Annual Work Party Split & stack wood for winter

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Any other questions? Send an email to the [protected email address]