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$150

La Plata Canyon Mountain Escape

Southwest, Colorado, United States


Details

Accommodates: 12

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1


Description

Discover the only backcountry rental in Colorado's La Plata Canyon with access to 300,000 acres of pristine backcountry. Minutes from downtown Durango, the hut is nestled in an expansive aspen grove at the epicenter of Madden (11,400 ft), Star (13,500 ft), Silver (12,300 ft) and Deadwood peaks (12,300 ft).

Modeled after the self-sustaining “earthship” design, much of the dome is actually built within the mountain, creating constant indoor temperatures in the winter and summer. In the winter the cabin provides an ideal jumping off point to explore 300,000 acres of pristine backcountry and offers exceptional backcountry skiing from beginner to expert trails. Summer trail access includes everything from legendary bike riding on the nearby Colorado Trail to hiking on the Madden Creek Trail, which abuts the south side of the property.


Location and Access
Near: Durango, CO
Summer: 2WD vehicle
Winter: Two mile ski-in along road, with minimal elevation gain.

Difficulty: Mild


Activities
From the front door, you're only a short few miles from the expert terrain of Kennebec Pass and multiple peaks ranging from Babcock and Burwell to Star and Silver. You're also only a few steps from the La Plata River and numerous trailheads for more beginner terrain. This provides a perfect landscape for:
Mountain biking (including fat tire mountain biking)Ski touringHikingSnowshoeing


Recommendations
Take advantage of some of the best backcountry skiing to be found in the area. Expert skiers should take the uptrack at Madden Creek about 200m south of the hut. It takes about 1-2 hours to access the upper bowls and tree shots of Star, Madden and Gibbs Peaks.


Sleeping arrangements

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: Queen

  • Bedroom 2: Queen, two single trundle beds

  • Bedroom 3: Double futon, two single trundle beds

  • Loft: single bed, just off master bedroom

    One bathroom with flushing toilet and bathtub (note that bathtub does not have hot water)


What you need to bring

  • Sleeping bag (beds have sheets and light blankets)

  • Pillow case

  • First aid kit

  • Headlamp or flashlight

  • Food 

  • Indoor shoes or slippers

  • Skis and sleds in the winter

  • Bikes and hiking boots in the summer

  • Avalanche safety gear


Additional amenities

  • Bathtub (no hot water)

  • Solar Shower provided in summer

  • Well pump is used to fill (2) 200 gallon tanks

  • Electric pump pressurizes the water into the house

  • Pots, pans, plates, glasses, silverware, etc.

  • A French press and a coffee cone and filters (no grinder)

  • Large empty cooler

  • Foosball table and darts


Trailhead
The La Plata Canyon Mountain Escape is located just 18 miles from downtown Durango. In the summer, the cabin is a scenic 20-minute drive on a 2WD road. In the winter, the final two miles of the road are closed to cars. Winter’s solitude makes this an unbeatable getaway. To get to La Plata Canyon, drive west out of Durango on U.S. Hwy. 160. Turn right on County Road 124 after 10 miles and proceed north through the burg of Mayday and into the La Plata Mountains.


Trail Information
The winter access follows the river bottom and climbs only gradually.


Property Policies

30% of rental fee required at booking. Remainder paid seven days prior to arrival.

No pets please.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to arrival will not be refunded the 30% already paid.


Amenities

Bathtub

Coffee Maker

Flushing toilet

Full Kitchen

Solar Lanterns or Lighting

Solar Power

Well Water

Wood Burning Stove


Rates and Availability

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Standard Rate $200 / night $200 / night N/A N/A N/A N/A
week 150Feb 04 2019 - Feb 07 2019 $150 / night $150 / night N/A N/A N/A N/A
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Specific Rate Details

Weekday rate (Mon - Thurs): $150
Weekend rate (Fri, Sat, Sun): $200 - 2 night minimum