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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

  • Great First Hut Trip for Babies!

    We had a lovely 2-night stay at the hut in the heart of summer, towards the end of July. It was our baby's first hut trip at 8 months old and was a perfect mix of rustic and amenities for our little f...read more.

    Ali of Lafayette, CO US
    Reviewed Aug 5, 2023

  • Amazing Hut & Views!

    Our group had an amazing stay at Aladdin's Lamp Hut! The amenities were more than we could have hoped for - a cozy place on rainy afternoons, a field of wildflowers, and a great kitchen. The San Juan'...read more.

    Erika of Grand Junction, CO US
    Reviewed Jul 31, 2023

  • Perfect

    We came for a summer visit. This hut is thoughtful in every way. It’s hard to call it a hut, because you have everything you need to be comfortable and just take in where you are. The views from every...read more.

    Samantha of Denver, CO US
    Reviewed Jul 26, 2023

  • Magic in the Mountains!

    A group of 6 women gathered for a 3-night Slumber Party Coaching Retreat. We were all new to each other so this was a gutsy thing to pull off. The magic of Aladdin's Lamp worked on us. We successfully...read more.

    Kit of Ridgway, CO US
    Reviewed Jul 19, 2023

  • Awesome

    In few short words "the place is amazing" !!!

    Ivan of West Chicago, IL US
    Reviewed Jul 13, 2023

  • Always a peaceful stay

    The scenic view, fresh mountain air and wildlife made the experience fun once again. This time last year the manager was nice enough to warn us that we would need to bring in our own potable water du...read more.

    John of Montrose, CO US
    Reviewed May 27, 2023

  • Epic stay

    I loved everything about my stay, I only wish it would have been a little bit longer! Just enough amenities to be comfortable but still get away to something that feels campingish and away from it all...read more.

    Lindsey of Durango, CO US
    Reviewed May 1, 2023

  • 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

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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 2024 Special Rate: May 1-May 31, 2024 (1 Night Minimum)$120$700
Standard Winter Rates: Nov 1-May 31 (1 Night Minimum)$190-$260$1,400
Standard Summer Rates: Jun 1-Oct 31 (1 Night Minimum)$160$800
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.