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Stanley Mitchell Hut



GPS Coordinates: 51°31' 36"-116°33' 48" NAD83 11U 530293 5708485

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Stanley Mitchell Hut

Stanley Mitchell Hut, Little Yoho Valley, Yoho National Park. Photo by Darren Rudy.

Excellent hiking, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing. Summer access is a 3-5 hour hike on good trails. Winter access is either one very long day or 2 shorter days. Sleeps 26 (22 in winter).

The Little Yoho Valley is one of the truly special places in the Rockies. Wrapped in interesting history and surrounded by spectacular peaks and glaciers, this area presents a wide range of opportunities for everybody, regardless of abilities or interests. Superb hiking, climbing, scrambling and ski-touring all exist at the head of this valley, and the Stanley Mitchell Hut provides a most excellent base from which to enjoy it all!

The hut has a propane system for cooking and lighting. The cabin is very spacious and provides sleeping space for 22. It is very well equipped and has a woodstove for heating and plenty of space for hanging gear.

The approach in summer begins from the Takakkaw Falls parking area and follows an excellent trail for about 10 km to the hut which is located on the edge of an open meadow. In winter the road to Takakkaw Falls is not plowed so an additional 13 km must be added to the total approach distance, making for a very long day on skis. The first 5 km of the trip track-set, and it is often machine packed all the way to the falls. Many people will break the trip up by overnighting at the picnic shelter at the Takakkaw parking area then continuing to the hut the second day. If breaking your own trail this will almost certainly be a necessity. For those insistent on doing it in a single push, expect a dawn to dusk approach.
Stanley Mitchell Hut

Stanley Mitchell Hut

Stanley Mitchell Hut, Little Yoho Valley, Yoho National Park.

The snow here is usually abundant and there are many classic tourswhich can be done comfortably in a day from the hut. The President and Vice President as well as Mt. McArthur are excellent objectives both summer and winter. Enjoy!

NOTE: This facility is subject to peak rate pricing. For more on peak rate pricing and Alpine Club of Canada facility rates please click here. To receive a quote or to book please contact the Club's reservations team at 403-678-3200 ext. 0 or email

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    VISION: Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.
Préserver, pratiquer et promouvoir la culture alpine canadienne et les activités non motorisées en montagne.