For overnight accommodations visit our LODGING page.

John W. Marr Alpine Laboratory contains offices, laboratories, a computer lab, a seminar room (15 person capacity), and the Columbine Bookshop. This building is the main administrative center and has WiFi through the University of Colorado network.  Administrative hours:  Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Moores-Collins Family Lodge (photos) is open year-round for conferences, courses, and retreats. The lodge has a self-service kitchen, a large meeting room (24 person capacity) with projection screen, WiFi, and houses up to 32 people in eight, 4-person rooms.  Separate men's, women's, and non-gender / ADA restrooms are located inside the Lodge.  Bedding for single bunk beds is not provided.

Lodge Lodge Interior

The Kiowa Classroom and Kiowa Laboratory (photos) are in a single building and can be reserved independently or as combined classroom/lab teaching space.  The Kiowa facility is available for use year-round. The classroom is well suited for classes, seminars, and presentations for up to 24 people.  The classroom has a pull down projector screen, WiFi, and a woodstove.  The laboratory has 15 lab stations, 3 sink stations, a deionized water source, and WiFi.

Kiowa Classroom   Kiowa Lab

The Wildrose Dining Hall is a classic log building constructed in 1921 and renovated in 2021.  It has a full commercial kitchen, and seats up to 50 indoors and 50 outdoors.  Dining hall service is available early June through mid-August or when summer field courses are in residence.

dining hall

The Megaron (photos) is a historic log structure on Como Creek used for seminars and classes and is open seasonally from approximately late May through October. It has a wood stove, pull down projection screen, ping-pong table, and TV/DVD.  Maximum capacity is 75 people.  WiFi is currently not available in the Megaron.

Megaron 1     Megaron 4

The Tundra Laboratory was built in 1990 at the Saddle Research site on Niwot Ridge, 11,600 feet (3538 m). The lab has AC line power, solar power, and fiber optic data lines. The lab facilitates year round studies providing shelter form summer hail and lightning storms, and from winter snow and extreme winds.

The University of Colorado Alpine Observatory has a 12.5" telescope outfitted with an H-alpha filter for solar viewing.  The facility is used for research and outreach activities and has WiFi. See pictures here.


33 non-winterized Cabins are furnished with bunk or single beds, wardrobe/dresser, table, chairs, and electric space heaters. All housing has electricity. Bedding is not provided.  

Cabin Group 

The bathhouse has sinks, toilets, and showers, and is divided into men's and women's sections. Toiletries and personal items are not provided.

The laundry room is located at the north end of the bathhouse and has coin-operated washers and dryers at $1.00/load. Please provide your own detergent and change.