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WHERE TO STAY 10th Moun­tain Di­vi­sion Huts

1280 Ute Ave., Suite 21, Aspen

www.huts.org

970-925-5775 Most huts cost be­tween $24-$30 per per­son per night; kids 12 and un­der are half price. Sum­mer sea­son runs from July 1 through Sept. 30. High-coun­try snow has usu­ally melted by July 1. Snow­storms are pos­si­ble in early July and in Septem­ber. Af­ter­noon thun­der­storms oc­cur fre­quently in Au­gust. Peak wild­flower sea­son varies, but is gen­er­ally mid-July to mid-Au­gust.

THINGS TO DO

Aspen Alpine Guides 210 S. Galena St., Aspen 970-925-6618

www.as­pe­nalpine.com

Of­fers back­pack­ing, hik­ing, moun­tain bik­ing and climb­ing pack­ages, start­ing at $545 per day.

In­dian Sum­mer Out­fit­ters for Bearcat Sta­bles 2701 Squaw Creek Rd., Ed­wards 970-926-1578

www.bearcat­sta­bles.com

Of­fers five-day hut-to-hut trips from Vail to Aspen on horse­back, $2,700 per per­son.

Paragon Guides 210 Ed­wards Vil­lage Blvd., B-107, Ed­wards 970-926-5299

www.paragonguides.com

Av­er­age ex­pe­di­tion length is three days and gen­er­ally in­cludes use of lla­mas for car­ry­ing gear and pro­vi­sions. Prices vary and start around $280 per per­son, per day.

The World Out­doors 2840 Wilder­ness Pl., Suite D, Boul­der 800-488-8483

www.the­world­out­doors.com

The com­pany’s Colorado back­coun­try hut-to-hut tour in­cludes six days and five nights with guides hik­ing high moun­tain passes, $1,600 per per­son.

Tim­ber­line Bike Tours 730 E. Cooper, Aspen 970-274-6076

tim­ber­linebike.com

Of­fers moun­tain bik­ing pack­ages. From $85 per day,

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