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Aladdin's Lamp Hut

Located one quarter mile off highway 550, at 10,500 feet, the Aladdin’s Lamp Hut is the only vacation rental on Molas Pass. Nestled below the Grand Turk with spectacular views of the Weminuche Wilderness this single group rustic basecamp accommodates up to 8 people for winter and summer adventures in the San Juan Mountains.

Summertime access is via a short two-wheel drive accessible driveway. Wintertime parking is adjacent to highway 550. Skis or snowshoes are recommended for the 250 yard final approach. Although there is no avalanche hazard approaching the hut, beyond the cabin is avalanche country and the appropriate safety equipment, along with skilled decision making, is necessary.

Hut is self-managed and access is via a keypad code. Renters bring their own bedding or sleeping bags and clean up after their stay. There is an attached outhouse and solar powered DC lighting but no regular AC household power.

The old growth forests surrounding the cabin provide excellent terrain for gentle backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. Above treeline steep powder chutes and stupendous spring corn skiing beckon the more advanced backcountry traveler. Across the highway there is a groomed track for snowmobiling and cross country skiing. In the summer you will find numerous lakes for fishing and floating. The nearby Colorado Trail provides some of the country’s best alpine hiking and mountain biking. In the fall, golden aspen leaves ignite the hillsides and the scenery is a renowned attraction for photographers.


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What Our Guests Are Saying

  • Very nice place to get away

    We really enjoyed our one-week stay at Aladdin's Lamp Hut. It was the prime of Autumn weather and we found the Hut to be very adequate for our needs. The views are better than we expected and the priv...read more.

    Larry of New Market, VA US
    Reviewed Sep 28, 2022

  • Always a great stay.

    The cabin is spotless, and the view is incredible. Definitely my favorite place to take the family for a weekend get away. Skiing in the winter is as fun as hiking around the cabin during the summe...read more.

    John of Montrose, CO US
    Reviewed Sep 12, 2022

  • Fantastic location and accommodations

    We could not have asked for a better trip! The location of the hut was a perfect jumping off point for all of our activities up and down the Million Dollar Highway. Clean and stocked, we were very imp...read more.

    Christopher of Aurora, CO US
    Reviewed Aug 30, 2022

  • Sweet Mtn Getaway!

    Aladdin's Lamp is a magical spot! What a gift the owners are willing to share it!! My girl friends and I found the hut in spotless condition, super well equipped and comfy cozy!! We want to go back as...read more.

    Jolin of Durango, CO US
    Reviewed Aug 26, 2022

  • Alladins lamp

    We enjoyed our stay immensely. Truly a quintessential Colorado cabin. Can't wait to do it again...and stay longer. Regards, Granville and Siobhan Conway Bayfield, CO

    Siobhan of Bayfield, CO US
    Reviewed Aug 7, 2022

  • great summer retreat spot

    We had so much fun checking out the Silverton area and glamping it out Aladdin's Lamp Hut. It had everything we needed and appreciated the running water (in the summer). The scenery around the cabin...read more.

    Sarah of Albuquerque, NM US
    Reviewed Jul 31, 2022

  • Perfect for our elopement!

    We absolutely loved the hut and having such accessible solitude. We used the hut as a base camp for our elopement and the grounds were a perfect backdrop for our photos. We enjoyed every aspect of the...read more.

    Katy of Durango, CO US
    Reviewed Jul 18, 2022

  • Alladin’s Lamp Review

    Place is so sweet! Access to some great ski touring and backcountry jump spots, in a beautiful environment. Clean and warm with the stove burning, outhouse was clean. All together a fantastic experien...read more.

    Jonathan of Newton, MA US
    Reviewed May 13, 2022

  • Perfect Mountain Weekend

    This hut is such a lovely getaway with beautiful views! Close to the road so easy to access, but far enough that it feels you're off the beaten track. We've stayed here several times over the last 5 y...read more.

    Amy of Durango, CO US
    Reviewed Apr 14, 2022

  • Great weekend away!

    We had a great weekend at Aladdin's Lamp Hut. Our only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer. :) The hut was very well-equipped and comfortable. It was perfect for our group of 2 moms and 3 kids (...read more.

    Julianne of carbondale, CO US
    Reviewed Apr 13, 2022

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Amenities & Accommodations

Aladdin’s Lamp Hut is a rustic, 16 by 20 foot cabin with a mudroom entry leading to the attached outhouse. The main floor is heated by a woodstove and includes a full kitchen, table and corner seating area. Upstairs is a dormitory style sleeping area with two queens, one full and two single bunk beds. 


Vacation Rental Home Amenities

    • Wood Fireplace
    • Full Kitchen
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Keyless Entry
    • Summer Solar Shower
    • Deck Table and Chairs
    • Food Coolers
    • Indoor Hut Slippers
    • Snow Shovels
    • DC Solar Lighting
    • Summertime Water
    • Firewood

Rates

Rate PeriodDailyWeekly
may 2023: May 1-May 31, 2023 (1 Night Minimum)$100$600
Standard Winter Rates: Nov 1-May 30 (1 Night Minimum)$170-$240$1,000
Standard Summer Rates: May 31-Oct 31 (1 Night Minimum)$140$750
Surcharges for holidays and special seasons may apply. All currencies are shown in USD.

Rental Policies and Conditions

Payments Accepted: Credit Cards, Online Checks, Personal Checks.


Aladdin’s Lamp Hut is located a few miles north of Molas Pass on Highway 550 between the towns of Silverton and Durango.