Broome Hut Hike

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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3.7 km
Elevation
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226 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Hike the Broome Hut Hike Trail through the Arapaho National Forest to the Broome Hut. This large hut is a perfect picnic spot during the day and a wonderful overnight excursion for the whole family. Rent out the hut for the night and camp out in the Colorado Wilderness, waking up to vistas of the Continental Divide.

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Route Description for Broome Hut Hike

Hike the semi-exposed trail along Second Creek, culminating at the Broome Hut. This scenic hike is short and sweet, which is ideal for families with small children. Consider packing provisions and having a picnic at the scenic overlook before heading back. When the Broome Hut is open, there are washrooms and a warming hut that is open to the public. If you really want to get the full Broome Hut Hike experience, consider renting out the cabin and spending the night amongst the rocky ridges of the Continental Divide. Whether you head in for the day or for the overnight experience, make sure you pack out.

Begin your excursion up the Broome Hut Trail from the parking lot. From the carpark, the Second Creek Trail will guide you through the woodlands and along the creek’s edge. Hike up the path as it becomes increasingly exposed. Hike up the rocky path and enjoy the incredible vistas as you ascend the dense tree coverage. Track northwest up the well-marked path until you reach Broome Hut.

Explore the impressively isolated hut and the striking views that surround you. From Broome Hut, you will have an unobstructed view of the Continental Divide. Relax and appreciate the grandeur of the Pass and its peaks from the lookout. When you are done exploring, retrace your steps back along the trail to the parking lot.

Getting to the Broome Hut Hike Trailhead

The Broome Hut Trailhead is located off Highway 40.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Dispersed Backcountry Camping, restrictions apply.

  • When to do

    April-October

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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