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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

  • Aladdin's lamp is the best!

    Aladdin's lamp is amazing! The hut is well stocked, while still being a rustic ski hut (a perfect combination!). It's incredible to be able to stay in this very special off-the-grid home and get time ...read more.

    Tara of Boulder, CO US
    Reviewed Apr 12, 2023

  • Beautiful hut, beautiful location

    The Aladdin's Lamp Hut is a true gem in the Colorado backcountry that's worth every penny and more. It's easily accessible and the inside is very nice and comfortable. Even with eight people the hut d...read more.

    Riley of Highlands Ranch, CO US
    Reviewed Feb 21, 2023

  • Wonderful hut

    We love staying in this hut. I host mindful nature retreats and this hut always provides the perfect combination of accessibility and the feel of remote wilderness. Everyone always loves staying here.

    Erin of Montrose, CO US
    Reviewed Jan 27, 2023

  • Peaceful get away.

    As always the stay was quiet and relaxing. Nothing replaces the simplicity of cabin stays. This cabin is our favorite.

    John of Montrose, CO US
    Reviewed Jan 25, 2023

  • Amazing Cabin!

    We loved our stay at Aladdin's Lamp Hut. The cabin is set far enough from the road that we felt like we were in our own personal remote wilderness area. The woodstove and well-stocked firewood kept us...read more.

    Joseph of Westminster, CO US
    Reviewed Dec 22, 2022

  • 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

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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


Rate PeriodDailyWeekly
May 2023 Special Rate: May 1-May 31, 2023 (1 Night Minimum)$100$600
Standard Winter Rates: Nov 1-May 31 (1 Night Minimum)$170-$240$1,000
Standard Summer Rates: Jun 1-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.

Payment and Cancellation Policy: 30% non-refundable deposit required for booking. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival, after which time the payment is forfeited unless hut can be rebooked for the same dates. No refunds due to weather or snow conditions. Full refund for weather related road closures the day of scheduled arrival.

Self -Cleaning Policy: Silverton Ski Hut must be cleaned before departure or the Renters agree to pay an additional $100 cleaning fee which will be billed separately. 

Refer to actual rental agreement during the booking process for more details.

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