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Wildflower Backpacking Trek to Jackal Hut

July 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - July 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for a stunning trek high above Leadville to Jackal Hut as the wildflowers bloom in Colorado.

About Gravity Haus Overnight Experiences

Gravity Haus creates best-in-class experiences that welcome our community to spend time in reverence of the great outdoors, where you’ll embrace your inner adventurer, disconnect from the grind of daily life, and develop relationships with your fellow Gravity Haus members as you create memories outside, together.

About This Trip

Join Gravity Haus for a stunning adventure through Colorado’s blooming wildflowers as we hike from Camp Hale to Jackal Hut. After the 4-mile journey, kick off your hiking boots and unwind with dinner courtesy of Slope Room (no dehydrated potatoes for you), before relaxing and swapping adventure stories with your fellow hikers. Don’t forget to pop out onto the deck to take in the beauty of the Colorado sky from 11,660′.

The next morning, we’ll enjoy breakfast and coffee before heading out on a guided day-hike on Chicago Ridge, where the 10th Mountain Division trained during WWII. Dinner will again be from Slope Room. Card games and charades have been known to pop up on night two, so bring your competitive side.

On the final morning, after more caffeine and calories at the breakfast table, you’ll make the journey back to the trailhead, to mark the completion of your trek.

Huts are almost completely sold out for this season, so grab your spot!

About Jackal Hut

Located near timberline in an area used by 10th Mountain troops during their war training in the 1940s, Jackal Hut is a coveted destination for explorers with terrific views of several stunning 14,000-foot peaks. The hut was built with money donated by Jack Schuss and Al Zesiger, two strong supporters of 10th Mountain (the name is an eponymous combo of Jack-Al). Jackal Hut is the eastern most hut owned by 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. It is the closest hut to the Camp Hale site, where the 10th Mountain Division soldiers did most of their training during the Second World War.


2 Weeks Prior

  • Virtual pre-trip orientation meeting, where you’ll “meet” with your guides, fellow trekkers, and review all details in preparation for your trip.

Friday, July 14

  • 9 am Rendezvous at Camp Hale
  • Trek to Janet’s Cabin, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way
  • Après drinks and snacks on the patio
  • Supper by Slope Room – Chef Jason and his team prepared all items in advance at Slope Room for an elevated dining experience

Saturday, July 15

  • Breakfast with Unravel coffee
  • Summit Pearl Peak, and hike to Searle Pass for scenic views of the 10 Mile and Gore Ranges
  • Après drinks and snacks
  • Supper by Slope Room – Chef Jason and his team prepared all items in advance at Slope Room for an elevated dining experience

Sunday, July 16

  • Breakfast with Unravel coffee
  • Hike down to trailhead, shuttle return to Paragon Guides Headquarters


  • Skill level: Beginner to intermediate. You will be trekking over 10 miles and 4,000′ over the course of this experience.
  • Group Size: 6
  • Included: Guided experience, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, access to Haus Quiver for all gear needs.
  • Not included: Gratuity, sleeping bags, pillows, any meals or activities not listed above. A full packing list will be sent after booking.
  • Should you tip your guide? Your guide works hard before, during, and after your trip to provide you with a great experience, and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated. If you had a safe, educational, and fun experience, gratuities typically range from 15-20%.


Jackal Hut
Exact Details Provided After Booking
Camp Hale, CO 80461 United States