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OPUS Backcountry Ski Hut

Mountain Biking, Hiking and Lodging in the San Juan Mountains


The Hut

OPUS Hut San Juan MountainsThe Hut comes equipped with solar powered electricity and hot water, two wood burning stoves, indoor composting toilets, and hot and cold running water.


Nestled high in the San Juans, the OPUS offers unparallelled scenery, and activities for any season. The Hut is located just to the East of Ophir pass, which is a 4×4 road that connects Silverton and Ophir.

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Summer Access

The Hut itself is located 1/2 mile east of Ophir pass just off San Juan County road 8. There is parking along the road as well as a small pullout on the north side of the road. From here follow the hiking trail uphill to the east 1/4 mile.

Winter Access

The Ophir Pass road is not plowed in the winter, and there are 2 trailhead options to access the hut. See the Winter Approaches for details

Travel Light

OPUS Hut, Ophir Pass ColoradoAlmost everything you need for a comfortable nights stay is at the OPUS. Carry a light day pack with your sleeping bag liner, trail food and needed hiking gear.

Hike into the hut then on to another destination without the burden of a full size back pack.

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