The OPUS is a full service European style backcountry hut.

The OPUS hut is solar powered including lights and 110 volt outlets for charging electronic devices.

Blankets and pillows are provided for your stay. Guests are expected to provide their own sleeping bag liner.

In the summer months, one can drive to within 1/4 mile of the hut. In the winter (November – April) the road closes and it’s a 3.5 mile hike.

The hut has filtered drinking water, hot and cold tap water, and indoor composting toilets.

Each stay includes apres day soup, dinner and breakfast the following morning. Prepared with love, OPUS staff can accommodate special dietary needs as well. A-la-carte snacks, trail snacks and appetizers are also available.

Beer, Wine, Cider and a limited selection of spirits are available from the bar. Cash and credit cards are excepted at the hut.


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Opus Hut, November 2011

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Your OPUS Hut Experience

A sunny, cozy lodge with two wood stoves and in-floor solar thermal heating, the common areas include a large dining area with seating for 16, a reading/ snuggle nook and a small reclining area by the fire downstairs.

Meals are prepared with quality natural and locally grown products. We can accommodate any diets such as vegetarian,vegan, no gluten, etc. Be sure to notify us in advance if your group has special dietary needs or allergies.

Beer, Wine and a limited selection of spirits are available for purchase at the hut. Spirits include Bourbon Whiskey, Scotch Whiskey, Tequila, Mezcal, Absinthe Liqueur, Orange Liqueur, Grappa.

Whether you’re looking to get away for a relaxing weekend, or use the hut as a home base for skiing or hiking, the OPUS welcomes all types of stay.

What People Are Saying

Ophir Pass

“OPUS hut is something to experience for all. Just the terrain surrounding the hut is something for all to behold. It was wonderful to wake up each morning and be surrounded by the beauty of the San Juan Mountains.”

-OPUS Hut Guest

Ophir Pass, Colorado

“This Charming little hut was our home away from home for one night. The views were incredible. You can tell a lot of love and thought has been put in to the design and construction. Every window had a picture perfect view. Bob was a knowledgeable host with an extensive range of information about the area and hiking.”

-OPUS Hut Guest

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OPUS Hut | Ophir, Colorado | 970.708.0092