Lost Wonder Hut

Lost Wonder Hut

A beautiful backcountry lodge in the Sawatch mountains of Colorado. Hike, bike, ski, or four-wheel into your next adventure.

Location & Amenities

Location and Access The trailhead is on the north side of Highway 50 in the small town of Garfield, which is about twelve miles west of the intersection of highways 285 and 50 in Poncha...


Maps Hut coordinates WGS 84 UTM: 13S 384196E 4270113N Crowd-sourced Gaia GPS routes. This link includes GPX tracks from the TH to the hut The alternate route around Mt. Aetna Skin track from LWH to St....


What do I do if the trailhead parking is full when I arrive? You can choose to park in the Monarch Lodge parking lot, just across the street from the trailhead. Please check in with...


Welcome to the Lost Wonder Hut

The hut is a historic cabin with modern amenities and offers a comfortable, cozy home base from which to hike, bike, ski, snowshoe, or just relax in the beautiful Middle Fork Valley of the South Arkansas River in Colorado’s southern Sawatch Range. Your next backcountry adventure begins here. We offer incredible multi-season opportunities to explore some of Colorado’s most breathtaking scenery from the comfort and safety of a rustic mountain lodge.

Female Owned Business

Lost Wonder Hut has been a family-owned business for over a decade, starting with a husband-and-wife team, Bobby and Natalie Lewis, and is now a mom-and-daughter operation.

Natalie & Jess Lewis

Although you will likely find Jess on the other end of the line, Jess and Natalie both live to be outside. Some of their collective adventures include: walking the CDT in 2006 when Jess was just a teenager, paddling the inside passage, traversing Antarctica, walking the PNT, climbing and guiding in all 7 continents, thousands of miles of whitewater navigated, and much much more.





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We now have Lost Wonder Hut t-shirts and mugs available for sale! Each reservation is eligible for one free item. See the details on our Availability page.    

Sustainability & Conservation

Sustainable Practices At the hut, we strive to implement Leave No Trace principles into much of what we do and we encourage you to do the same. We all love getting to recreate in these...

Cancelation Policy

General Refund, Cancelation, & Reschedule Policy

We have a 15-day – post reservation – refund policy. If you cancel within 15 days of making your reservation you are eligible for a full refund, minus a $75 administration fee, and a processing fee of 2.5% of your original payment. The 15-day window will allow you time to check with your friends to see if they are able to commit to the dates you have chosen. If they are not, you can have your reservation refunded (minus the two fees), but it is your responsibility to contact Lost Wonder Hut for your refund prior to the close of the 15-day window. 

If you wish to change the date of your reservation you are able to do so within the 15 days immediately following your booking. Each reschedule during this 15 days will be charged a $75 admin fee.  Additionally, you must reschedule for a specific date within the same season, or else it will be considered a cancellation. If you wish to reschedule outside of the initial 15-day booking window, we will consider it a cancellation. However, if we are able to rebook your original dates with another party we will refund you half your original booking fee minus the 2.5% and $75 admin fee.

Does Lost Wonder Hut offer refunds for avalanche conditions?

  • If avalanche conditions are reported by the CAIC to be “HIGH,” or “EXTREME” in the Sawatch for BELOW, NEAR, and ABOVE tree-line, on ALL ASPECTS, for the day of your reservation, then parties can cancel their reservation for that day for a full credit (minus the 2.5% and $75 admin fee) for a future trip at the Lost Wonder Hut to be used before the end of the current season.

Does Lost Wonder Hut offer refunds for cancelations due to COVID?

  • If your cancelation is due to a COVID-based state or county-mandated closure of the Hut, or a restriction of group gathering size that is lower than the number in your party, we are offering a 100% refund.
  • If your reservation is impacted due to a COVID-based state or county-mandated restriction of group gathering size, and you would like to keep your reservation but reduce the size of your group, we are offering a re-calculated rental fee of $75/person/night.  (For example, if your group size is 4 people, it would be $300/night, rather than $395 for winter rentals).
  • Click here for current COVID restrictions.  The Lost Wonder Hut is in Chaffee County. Click here for a description of what the COVID level means.
  • Any cancelation will be charged a booking fee of 2.5% and $75 admin fee.