Riding to the Gateway Hut mid-summer
Here in Southwest Colorado in spring it’s flip-flop weather one day, Sorels the next. With iffy spring conditions, summer sounds real appealing and perhaps far off. But it’s time to book your bike trip. Do you know when the huts are available?
Both the Telluride and Durango to Moab routes open in June, but dates vary due to high elevation hut locations where snow can fall and linger past the summer solstice.
Telluride to Moab: June 2, 2012
(High elevation huts include Last Dollar Hut at 11,000 feet and Spring Creek Hut at 9,100 feet)
Durango to Moab: June 15, 2012
(High elevation huts include Bolam Pass Hut at 11,411 feet and Black Mesa Hut at 10,625 feet)
Remember, too, when booking your hut trip to keep in mind winter can make an early appearance, as early as late August. But late September is generally the time we warn riders most about potential snowfall. Be prepared!
Our summer season is short, but oh so sweet!