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Backpakers House
Colorado Trail, CDT, Collegiate Loop
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We welcome all thru hikers and bikers  

Just 2 miles by trail off the CDT and CT


Suggested Donation Pricing

Dorm $35 

Private room $70

Private Cabin $125

includes shower, laundry, wifi, a beer, good vibes

No reservations are required - Generally have enough space for

the number of hikers coming thru each day.


 Shower, Laundry, Pet Friendly

Keg on Tap first pour is on us!


Text/Call Shane




Accepting Hiker Packages for the 2024 summer starting May 1st



Butterfly House - Hiker Name

22420 US-50, Salida, CO 81201


Shuttles to and from trail heads and to town are upon availability. 

If and when our team is able we will offer rides to accommodate your needs and donations are appreciated.


There are also shuttle companies in the areas and hitch-hiking on Monarch Pass to Salida, trailheads, or the hostel is very doable. 

Hiker Directions

Hiking North/South - CT West / CDT - Boss Lake Trailhead Turn Off

 Going from segment 4 into segment 5 you will come to a sign for Boss Lake Trailhead.


Turn off trail here


Walk 2 miles down jeep road 230  

When you reach HWY 50 turn left heading east for 0.2 miles and you will see butterfly house sign on north side of highway. 

Hiking South/North CT East

At segment 15 you will reach HWY 50 at mile 253. You can hitch hike or hike the highway 2.4 miles up the pass (west) to the Butterfly House.


Second right driveway past the Garfield Sign 

Look for Butterfly House sign


From Top of Monarch Pass


   6 miles down Monarch Pass, HWY 50 east bound towards Salida.

You will pass the Monarch Mountain Lodge hotel on your right and the hostel will be the second left driveway 0.1 miles after.

There is a butterfly sign at the bottom of driveway.

Walk to the top of driveway.

 From Salida / Poncha Springs


15 miles up Monarch Pass, HWY 50 West bound.

Sign for town of Garfield on your right.

The driveway is the second turn on the right after the Garfield sign.

There is a Butterfly Sign at the bottom of the driveway.


Walk to the top of the driveway.

The Butterfly House

22420 W US HWY 50

Salida CO 81201 





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Enjoy some photos from past hiker seasons

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