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Tigiwon Lodge

Capacity: 100 People
Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length of Stay: 1 Days
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Status: Required
Ti Topo Maps: #108 Vail, Frisco, Dillon
USGS Maps: Minturn; Mount of the Holy Cross

Tigiwon Lodge Reservations

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General Description

Tigiwon Lodge
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Tigiwon Lodge
Tigiwon Lodge is located near the end of Tigiwon Road, a graded 2 WD accessible road. This lodge is a favorite spot for weddings, picnics, reunions, etc.

The Tigiwon Lodge has long been a favorite place for the recreating public. The log building was constructed in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corp. in what was then the Holy Cross National Monument. In its early years the Lodge served as a site for religious services and a starting point for pilgrimages to observe the snowy symbol of Christianity, the Mount of the Holy Cross.

Today the lodge is managed by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service for a variety of recreational gatherings from weddings to family reunions.


You are responsible to clean the lodge before and after you use it. You are also responsible to occupy the lodge only for the period you have it reserved, since there may be other people planning to use it immediately before or after your use.

You will be authorized to use the lodge for 24 hours periods from noon the first day until noon the following day. If you need a longer period, please reserve the lodge for additional days.

The Lodge is available annually for public use. From May 16th to November 14th any public wishing to use the Lodge must apply for and acquire a permit from the Forest Service.

Confirmed reservations may be made after January 1st of each year on a first come, first served basis. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The fees for occupancy are shown below. The fee includes a $15 nonrefundable reservation charge.

1-50 people $75
51-100 people $100
101-150 people $150
151-200 people $200

There are several picnic tables located near the lodge.

Directions from Vail: Follow I-70 west to the Minturn exit (#171). Follow Highway 24 south through the town of Minturn. At 4.5 miles from the interstate turn-off... look for the Tigiwon Road sign on the right side of the highway. You'll reach the lodge and parking area at 6.5 miles from the Highway 24 turn-off.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Follow I-70 east to the Minturn exit (#171). Follow Highway 24 south through the town of Minturn. At 4.5 miles from the interstate turn-off... look for the Tigiwon Road sign on the right side of the highway. You'll reach the lodge and parking area at 6.5 miles from the Highway 24 turn-off.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Mid-May through Mid-November (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on snow depth and weather. The road to the Lodge is closed until July 1st for Elk calving or until the road is dry enough to travel over (may open as early as June 20). May close earlier due to snow.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Lodge rental Call for Current Fee 1-50 people: $75; 51-100peopl

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open for summer reservations July 01. Available November 15th to May 15th at no charge, no reservation needed during this time. Updated: 1999-07-19 17:36:00.0

Ranger TipGreat place for family gatherings such as weddings and family reunions. Reservations are required May 16th thru Nov 14th. Road is snow covered and closed until July 1st for Elk calving.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Group Picnicking In addition to the lodge itself, there are several picnic tables outside, near the lodge.
ICON Lodging
ICON Picnicking There are picnic tables near the lodge.

Related Activities
Tigiwon Road - Tigiwon Road climbs from just south of Minturn, up to Tigiwon Lodge, Tigiwon Campground, and several trailheads.

Upper Eagle River General Forest Area - The Upper Eagle River General Forest Area includes most of the area from Minturn, south to Tennessee Pass.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Holy Cross Ranger District, 24747 US HWY 24, P.O. Box 190 , Minturn, CO, 81645, Phone: 970-827-5715, Fax: 970-827-9343

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