Browns Cabin

Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

Browns Cabin

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The hike to Browns Pass and nearby Browns Cabin offers a pleasurable way to enjoy the southern portion of the Collegiate Mountain Range. In addition to the incredible scenery you would expect to find among this collection of peaks, this excursion offers a vivid taste of Colorado’s mining history.

Timberline is reached around the 11,600-foot level, so much of this portion of the hike traverses alpine tundra. Many species Detail of the historic Browns Cabin of wildflowers grow here in late July and early From Browns Pass, the Browns Pass Trail
August. Nestled view—especially to the north. Rising along the in the trees just below timberline, this two-far side of the Texas Creek drainage are the Three story structure dates back to the mining boom Apostles—a trio of summits that top 13,900 feet."

Browns Cabin Trip Reports

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This was an incredible stay for only one or two days. I was a 10 or 11 year old with my Adventure Unlimited Summer Camp when I experienced Brown's Cabin. We took a backpacking trip and some of us slept under the stars and other slept in the cabin. What struck me at the time was the fact that people left food and supplies for other people to use or consume. Beautiful scenery with the cabin nestled in this valley. (the summer was 1985 or 1986 so the date I posted was soley because of the requirement)

Nattu Coleman
Sherman Oaks, CA

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Trail Information

Buena Vista
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
July to September
9,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
12,040 feet
Top Elevation
San Isabel National Forest, Gunnison National Forest; Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Yale
Local Maps

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