The Tundra Hut is a rustic backcountry hut below 13,000 ft. peaks. Beautiful mountain views in every direction. Leavenworth Creek is a short hike down from the hut. Leavenworth Creek Rd. continues above the hut, and eventually takes you over Argentine Pass (closed to vehicles) and ends in Peru Creek near Keystone, Colorado. Many roads branch off the main Leavenworth Creek Rd. giving you many opportunities to explore by foot, ski, mountain bike, ATV, 4x4 or snowmobile.
Hut is available to book year round
Sleeping accommodations for 8 guests
The hut has a wide open living area with a fully stocked kitchen
There is a 4 burner propane stove and oven for cooking. There is also a propane BBQ grill. Propane is provided.
There is a large dining table
You have many skiing options in the area, from mild to ski mountaineering
Hike directly from the hut
Climb a 13'er, or scramble the ridge to Grays Peak
Mountain bike or ATV all the different roads in the area
New camp fire area
Sled down the slopes around the hut
Or just hang out in the warm hut and read a good book or take a nap. The choice is yours!
Everything that you'll need for a comfortable and fun stay at the hut!
-Comfortable Beds with Standard Mattresses and Pillows (Please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow case)
-Large Dining Set, cushioned window bench, plus a futon couch and love seat for seating options
-Propane 4 burner range and oven
-Wood Stove, Split Firewood and Fire starter Material to Keep the Hut Warm
-Solar lights plus Battery Operated Lanterns and Candles
-Extensive Trails and Terrain to Explore
-Games and BooksSTANDARD NIGHTLY RATES:
Nightly Rate: $240.00/night for the entire hut NO MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED
Reservation deposit: 100% of total booking value is due with 24 hours of booking.
Your reservation will be held as Tentative for 24 hours. If payment has not been received within that time period, the dates will be reopened.
Check-in after: 01:00 PM
Check-out before: 12:00 PM (noon)
The Tundra Hut is located at 11,500 ft. in a beautiful alpine basin, surrounded by 13,000 ft. peaks, above Georgetown, Colorado.
It is a new cabin. Three large south facing windows in the living area give you an uninterrupted view of Argentine Peak, Mt. Wilcox, and Argentine Pass.
A large wood stove is your heating source. Solar lights in every room with battery powered lanterns and candles for backup.
This breathtaking high-alpine basin and lonely ghost town of Waldorf was once a major Colorado tourist destination. It is surprising that this wonderful high-country tour is not better known. The trailhead up Leavenworth Gulch, that leads to the Tundra Hut, can be reached in about 90 minutes from Denver. The hut is 5.8 miles up the main jeep road 248.1 aka Leavenworth Creek Rd. The initial 1.1 mile segment is steep and rough, but the main shelf road levels out and provides a gentler ascent into a beautiful basin surrounded by high peaks. The route follows a portion of the old rail bed of the Argentine Central, once one of the most thrilling rides in Colorado with grades of 10% and some curves of 145 degrees. Its slogan was “a lifetime in a day.” Understandably, tourist revenue on the line outpaced freight revenue 10 to 1. After the mine played out in the 1920s, Waldorf became a ghost town.
In the winter, the Tundra Hut is very secluded, with very little human traffic. Note that you may encounter limited snowmobile traffic.
In the warmer months, be advised that this is a very popular area. It is frequented by ATVs and Jeep clubs during the day. Some find it a great area for trail running, mountain biking or a base camp for summiting 13'ers. But as evening falls, most visitors head home, leaving the area almost exclusively yours.