We have 2 kids (13 and 10) and we stayed for 2 incredible summer days and nights. The hut is a work of art yet not at all precious. Comfy to hang in, great meals, and the (new) sauna is a perfect end to the day. The views out the window are stunning, and Bob can recommend a hike for any level. We went on a hard, high-altitude hike that offered a range of above-the-treeline views, and then after Scrabble and tea, had some wonderful jaunts closer to the hut. An alternative to camping with unparalleled and off-the-grid access to wilderness, OPUS hut is the ultimate family adventure. One tip: the drive to is quite an adventure; get good directions beforehand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Back country Lodge, located near Ophir Pass, between the towns of Silverton and Telluride Colorado. Solar powered and heated, designed to accommodate skiers hikers and climbers year round. Three mile ski in access in winter, one quarter mile hike in summer. Wood fired sauna and spacious decks. Hostel style lodging with meals and lodge hosting available upon request. ... more less