Backcountry Hut Trips

Take a trip off the beaten path to a rustic backcountry cabin. Find untouched powder turns, snowmobiling, and lifetime memories.

A truly unique experience is hosted by the nonprofit Summit Huts Association, which operates five backcountry cabins in Summit.

They’re a great starting place for snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, stargazing, and romance.

See the Stars

Summit Huts

From A Remote Mountain Palace

Summit Huts Association provides a backcountry refuge for self-propelled mountain recreational users and provides a unique venue in spectacular natural settings for community, charitable and educational programs.

The hut system is very popular, and reservations must be made far in advance. Each hut features unique amenities.  Francie’s Cabin, for example, is the most frequently visited cabin in the whole Colorado system and features a wood burning stove for heat, solar powered lights, an indoor composting toilet, a wood burning sauna, mattresses, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Get Lost in Style

Janet's Cabin


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Cross Country Skiing

Frisco Nordic Center

The Frisco Nordic Center delivers miles of easy groomed to expert trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Backcountry Skiing

A Racer’s Edge

Expert boot fitting for warm toes, comfy shins and better control of your skis or board.

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Kids Sledding

Play with the Kiddos

Summit County can turn on child-like fascination in adults, so when it comes for entertainment for the kids, there is plenty to choose from.

Blue River Campground Aerial View

Camping under the Stars

Find a new adventure or just get away and reset. There are some great campgrounds all over the county, or venture into the vast park land and set up camp.

Breck Gold Runner Coaster in Winter

Roller Coasters

Ride a crazy coaster through mountain scenery! Exhilarating and fun for the whole family… Breckenridge and Copper both have coasters!

Country Boy Mine

Take a Local Tour

The history of Summit County is rich with stories; miners who wanted to strike it rich, criminals running from the law, and normal folks trying to make a new life.