Hut to Hut USA

Hut to Hut USA

The Complete Guide for Hikers, Bikers, and Skiers

Sam Demas, Laurel Bradley


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  • Overview of sixteen complete systems (three or more huts) with all you need to know to plan a trip—from terrain to costs and other logistics
  • At-a-glance tables for quick comparison of hut systems
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps
Hut to Hut USA celebrates the opportunities for hut-tohut hiking, mountain biking, and skiing or snowshoeing at sixteen hut systems across the United States—from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s hiking huts in the White Mountains, to the San Juan Huts that allow mountain bikers to pedal from Telluride or Durango to Moab, to the Rendezvous Huts for Nordic skiers in Washington’s Methow Valley.

For the featured systems, the book describes modes of travel, amenities, quality of experience, terrain, required skill level, the route itself, wayfinding tips, and booking and cost details, with photographs and maps. Suggested day-by-day itineraries with mileages, elevation gain and loss, and hut GPS coordinates help adventurers craft their trip. Demas and Bradley also offer a general history of hut systems around the world and examine how they have developed in the US over the past century. This comprehensive, practical guidebook is the first to cover all of the US hut systems, meeting growing interest in hut-tohut travel.


Sam Demas:
Sam Demas, a leading authority on hut systems, has walked or skied on most hut-to-hut routes in the US and all over Europe and New Zealand. His website,, is a go-to resource for outdoor enthusiasts, hut operators, and land management professionals. Demas worked as an academic librarian for many years.|||Laurel Bradley, a lifelong hiker and outdoor enthusiast, has trekked hut-to-hut worldwide. She trained as an art historian and served as a curator and museum director for several decades.