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San Juan Hut Systems

770 N Cora St, Ridgway, CO
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Expensive with gourmet food from Walmart

Overall, the hut system is an interesting and challenging adventure. The maps and route... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
David M
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Durango, Colorado
Epic trip - Telluride to Gateway

This was an absolutely amazing adventure and trip. If you are into cycling adventures, this is a... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
arifitz
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San Diego, California
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San Juan Hut Systems is a series of backcountry huts that lead you through spectacular Southwestern terrain and provides skiers, bikers, snowshoers, hikers, trail runners, boaters, horse packers and hunters with an experience of a lifetime. The Colorado huts allow for lightweight travel while maintaining a self reliant adventure.Our winter ski hut system offers over 60 miles of nordic trails and access to phenomenal remote backcountry turns. You are unlikely to cross another’s tracks. The San Juan Mountains present tremendous snow quality and first descent possibilities.Our two 215 mile mountain bike routes through Colorado and Utah provide a premium minimalist experience for the do it yourself adventurer. Whether you are looking for technical single track or scenic dirt roads we have an option for you. With the only destination hut-to-hut based system in the US, we take the weight out of bike touring by offering fully stocked huts and minimal route finding challenges.Our destination huts are our newest addition and offer adventures for hikers, bikers, trail runners, boaters, horse packers and hunters and can be used in a variety of ways. These can be excellent options for families and those confined to shorter trips.
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“porcupine rim” (5 reviews)
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770 N Cora St, Ridgway, CO
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"alternate route"
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"moab trip"
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"in great condition"
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"plenty of food"
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"great friends"
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"early start"
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"dolores river"
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Overall, the hut system is an interesting and challenging adventure. The maps and route descriptions they provide are useless! My biggest complaint, and one that they did not really address when I contacted them, is the food. Yes, there is a lot of it; but...More

2  Thank David M
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kellymarieryan, Manager at San Juan Hut Systems, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

I am sorry that you did not like the food at the huts. We have a mix of dietary preferences and we try to accommodate most people. Some of the healthier/less processed foods we offer are as follows. Fresh Foods: Apples, oranges, carrots, cabbage, ginger,...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

This was an absolutely amazing adventure and trip. If you are into cycling adventures, this is a "must-do" experience. The huts are extremely well provisioned with everything you could want to eat and snack on both after the end of a long day in the...More

2  Thank arifitz
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Just finished Telluride to Moab ride. The route and views were great. Single track aside from Moab rides were still pretty muddy (early season). For us there was definitely more gravel road riding than single track. We were one of the first groups going through...More

5  Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

We did Telluride to Gateway, it was fantastic, my greatest trip in several years. The system is not cheap but not having to carry the weight is "priceless". Huts are very well stuffed and have everything we needed and more. Maps provided worked as as...More

2  Thank gparavi
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

We did a 2-night stay at Burn Hut and loved it! It was fully stocked with everything one needs for cooking full meals and the pit toilet was surprisingly clean. We took cross-country skis out, though, which was a big mistake with the icy conditions....More

Thank Bri B
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

I am just going to keep this short. With the exception of a little pre-trip confusion on our trip actually showing in the the SJH2H calendar, this was a great trip. We met a cool couple that was booked for four nights of my group...More

Thank Mi S
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

Six of us, all expert skiers, rented the Ridgway Hut for two days recently. The staff at SJH were super friendly, and they made sure we knew where we were going and where to ski (backcountry). At about 7 miles, it's not the easiest approach,...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2015

I recently completed my second SJH trip (having done the Durango version three years ago). We had perfect weather for our trip, so conditions were excellent. Commenting on the previous review, this is an outdoor adventure, so riders need to factor in the possibility of...More

3  Thank rickv114
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

We had poor weather, lots of rain, and thus muddy trails. Made for tough times. Huts are a bit sparse and small, and lacked sitting chairs or a table inside. Cooking is limited to 2 small burners, with no sink, so you have to juggle...More

1  Thank bikerskier999
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SJHS81432, Manager at San Juan Hut Systems, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2015

I am sorry that your group had rainy weather. These trips are definitely not for everyone. It can be hot, it can snow, it can rain, there can be mud. These are real MTB adventures and you can get real weather. I am sorry you...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Second trip with San Juan Huts. A great adventure. Being totally disconnected for a week in great scenery with great friends is the definition of a great vacation!

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Cyndie S
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I would recommend the Sneffels Traverse. It is a 4 night 5 day hiking trip along the north side of the Sneffels Range. It starts at Last Dollar Pass above Telluride and ends in Ouray. Great views of rugged mountains and... More
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