Getting Here


Thelma Hut is located along US Highway 550 - the Million Dollar Highway - between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado. The Hut is located .5 miles directly west of Highway 550 over a small rise in lower Porphyry Basin. There is no marked trailhead. There is a parking area .6 miles south of Red Mountain Pass near the Addie S. Cabin. There is also a highway closure gate at that parking lot. The skin trail to the Thelma starts on the west side of Highway 550 across from that parking area.

The closest landmarks to the parking area are:

  • Red Mountain Pass Summit - 0.6 of a mile north
  • Silverton - 9 miles south
  • Ouray - 14 miles north

The closest airports:

  • Montrose Regional Airport - 52 miles north
  • Durango-LaPlata County Airport - 71 miles south
  • Albuquerque International Airport - 275 miles via 550/I25
  • Denver International Airport - 369 miles via 550/50/I70