For cross-country skiing or overnight summer hiking, check out the Hinsdale Haute Route, a nonprofit that maintains sleeping yurts on the Continental Divide between Lake City and Creede. Among the niche of hut-to-hut recreation, this system has a flawless reputation for the scenery and the quality of the huts.

Even novice skiers can enjoy the 2 miles of backcountry travel from Hwy 149 to an overnight stay at the first yurt. The yurts sleep up to eight people, and have cooking facilities. Winter rates are for the entire yurt.