Know the conditions!

Mountain weather can change rapidly, and avalanche conditions may exist. Check the "Helpful Info." resources and do your homework.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Here is a link to area specific, 7 day weather forecast for the Tundra Hut
National Weather Service Forecast for Tundra Hut Area


Suggested Topographic Map-


Trails Illustrated Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Loveland Pass

Motor Vehicle Use Map for Clear Creek Ranger District and Arapaho National Forest. (Free Map)Link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5165771.pdf


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Winter Suggested Equipment List

This list should be used as a guide in helping you prepare for your trip. Never travel in the backcountry unprepared. None of this equipment is helpful unless it fits, it works, and you know how to use it!

  • Skis, snowshoes, split snowboards, poles, and boots designed for the backcountry
  • Backpack
  • Climbing skins
  • Wax kit
  • Sleeping bag and pillowcase
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Topographic maps
  • Guidebook
  • Compass
  • Shovel
  • Bivouac sack
  • Ground cloth
  • Fire-starting kit (matches, lighter, starting fuel, etc.)
  • Day pack
  • Survival kit
  • First-aid kit
  • Repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Stove and pot (for emergency)
  • Sunglasses and goggles
  • Water bottles (widemouth)
  • Sunscreen/Lip balm
  • Food (be sure some food is edible without cooking, and that each person carries their own trail food)Personal Clothing (wool or synthetics - no cotton):
  • Parka
  • Fleece Jacket/Vest
  • Windshell
  • Windpants
  • Knickers/Pants/Tights
  • Sweater
  • Shirt
  • Socks/extra pairs
  • Personal items
  • Earplugs • Long underwear top and bottom (foundation layer)
  • Mittens, over mitts, and gloves/extra pair of ski gloves
  • Hat, scarf, balaclava, neck gaiter
  • Leg gaiters
  • Down booties or slippers to wear inside the hut
  • Hand-towel
  • Alarm wristwatch
  • Additional Recommended Equipment:

  • Altimeter
  • Probe pole
  • Avalanche transceiver (also known as a "beacon" or "beeper")
  • Ensolite or foam pad
  • Extra ski tip
  • Duct tape
  • Summer Suggested Equipment List

    This list should be used as a guide in helping you prepare for your trip. Never travel in the backcountry unprepared. Remember, what you pack in you must pack out. 

    Clothing should be made from wool or synthetics (not cotton).  

    If you are traveling during hunting season, bright orange clothing or vests are strongly recommended.

  • Water and/or water filter
  • Warm Jacket
  • Wool/synthetic hat
  • Long Pants
  • Socks/Extra Pairs
  • Gloves
  • Wind/Rain gear
  • Wool Sweater
  • Baseball/Sun Hat
  • Proper Footwear
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Cloth
  • Food and Liquids
  • Pillowcase
  • Maps
  • Sunscreen/Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Compass
  • Water Filter
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Survival Kit, (knife, matches, space blanket, etc.)
  • First Aid/Blister Kit
  • Bicycle Repair Kit
  • Hand Towel/Toilet Kit
  • Earplugs
  • Day Pack
  • Insect Repellent
  • Lip Balm
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