A photographic tribute to one of Colorado’s most special and spectacular outdoor adventures: the 10th Mountain Division Huts.

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Sunset at the Jackal Hut above Camp Hale, the 1940s army training facility for the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division. 

The Huts managed by the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association offer an escape into nature few outside of Colorado can truly grasp. They are at once a respite from real life while also offering an elevated camping experience. And while those that reside at altitude may often travel to one of the more than 30 cabins scattered in the backcountry, their beauty is never lost on us. Whether choosing one of the plush and easy-to-get-to options or trekking miles on foot or via two wheels to something both remote and rustic, the experience a hut trip can offer is truly unparalleled. Here, we pay homage to the magic that exists in our backyard.

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Morning at the Fowler-Hilliard Hut, with the peaks of the Gore Range in the distance.

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Making the way across Machine Gun Ridge with a backdrop of Camp Hale.

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Drying out wet shoes from the trek to the hut.

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A bountiful August harvest of porcini mushrooms collected on the approach to Margy’s.

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Golden hour at the Jackal Hut.