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Address: 770 N Cora St, Ridgway, CO
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San Juan Hut Systems is a series of backcountry huts that lead you through...

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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Truly a bucket list trip

When you think "bucket list", you should imagine a bike trip like this. 250-ish miles and 25,000-ish feet of climbing (GPS glitch increased our miles and climbing a bit) of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 27, 2016
Daniel K
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

When you think "bucket list", you should imagine a bike trip like this. 250-ish miles and 25,000-ish feet of climbing (GPS glitch increased our miles and climbing a bit) of challenging, technical single track to gravel grinder maintenance roads from Durango, CO to Moab, UT. Read the Biker's Bible and you'll do fine. Bring some good friends and a camera... More 

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Nucla, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

A friend of mine and I signed up for this hut to hut trip with San Juan Huts a few months prior to a September 4th start date. We decided to take as much single track options as possible since we are no fans of riding on dusty county roads choked with 4 wheelers. As luck would have it, we... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

My group just completed the Telluride to Moab route and I give it 4/5 stars simply because I did not have the option for 4.5 stars. We booked the trip last October, during the "deal day," I believe and had our 8 riders lined up by late Spring of this year. Quite a bit of anticipation. Prior to the trip,... More 

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kellymarieryan, Owner at San Juan Hut Systems, responded to this review

Hi Jerry, Can you please send me an email at info@sanjuanhuts.com and let me know which hut had a sleeping bag with a broken zipper so we can replace it. Thanks! Kelly More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Recently biked from Durango to Moab using San Juan Huts. Likes: 1. We did all alternates - very good route. Mix of trail, gravel road, double track and a very small amount of pavement. 2. Huts were well-stocked. Not a lot of fresh food, but plenty to eat. 3. Plenty of water 4. Comfortable sleeping 5. Coffee is good 6.... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

This was an awesome mountain biking adventure/trip! If it's not on your biking "bucket list", it should be. The huts were clean, comfortable and well stocked with a great variety of food and drinks. They even provide a cookbook to make meals using the foods provided in the pantry - if you are willing to able to cook a meal... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Great hike and huts but if you want to communicate with the people in the office while booking your trip, do not expect getting any useful info from Kristin (I believe that's her name) who answers the phone and more importantly, don't expect a reply from Kelly through email. Their website says that a shuttle is included in the package.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great trip. Hut locations were phenomenal. Trail maps were spot on (Minor GPS file updates needed.) Would be five stars if some really minor issues were addressed. Lanterns were hit or miss. Some utensils missing. Mostly great though.

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Durango, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 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 most of it is crap from Walmart and stuff I would never eat: Stag's canned... More 

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1 Thank David M
kellymarieryan, Manager at San Juan Hut Systems, responded to this review

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, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, onions, garlic, eggs, bacon, butter, and Tillamook Cheese. Breakfast Options: Natures... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 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 saddle and to pack for lunches for the next day. The huts themselves are extremely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 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 this year. Huts were in great shape and stocked well. Toilets were clean and worked... More 

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