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The easy route from your car to Uncle Bud's Hut.


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6.1

Miles

9.8

KM

Ascent

11,378' 3,468 m

High

9,768' 2,977 m

Low

1,656' 505 m

Up

46' 14 m

Down

5%

Avg Slope (3°)

12%

Max Slope (7°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

This route follows snow-covered roads the entire way and has a mellow grade and a short vertical, so the 6 miles go by fast and easy.

Cross the highway from where you parked, put your skins on, and follow the road for a quarter mile. Take a right, pass May Queen Campground, and contour around Turquoise Lake. The scenery is great, but the road is flat and kind of boring.

After 3 miles you'll come to an intersection. Going straight will take you to Skinner Hut, after 7 long miles. Take a right on Forest Service Road 107 and start climbing (finally!). Continue on this road, passing a few turnoffs. Keep an eye out for old mining cabins and debris as you continue climbing through the woods. Eventually you pop out in a clearing with the hut.

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Nick Wilder

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in Leadville

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Photos

Home after a nice trip to Galena Mountain
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Jumping some fat bikes at the Hut.
Mar 5, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Sunset at Uncle Bud's hut
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Another attempt at fat bike jumping!
Mar 5, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
The first part of the approach might be faster walking than skiing...
Jan 30, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
SF Ski Club Skis
Mar 5, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO

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