Arestua Hut

General Info

The Boulder Group also 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

Reservations

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

Events

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 15, 2012 Annual Work Party Thanks for all your hard work!!
September 2013 Annual Work Party Clean cabin, split & stack wood for winter

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