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Reservations Now Available for 2023 season.
(Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Our summer hostel caters to adventurers on the Colorado Trail and others who are coming to enjoy the beauty and wonders of the Colorado mountains during the summer season.  2022 was our first season as hosts and we learned a lot--first and foremost that our hiker guests were awesome and we enjoyed having them stop by to recharge, resupply, and relax with us in Bailey. We are making a few changes in 2023, all for the better we hope!


The hostel will include three distinct lodging options in 2023:

Downstairs Hostel--Located on the ground floor, with direct access to the back riverside garden, the Downstairs Hostel has 5 single beds in two separate sleeping areas, with a shared bathroom, full kitchen, TV/lounge area, and laundry.  This space was renovated in 2022.

Upstairs Hostel--Located on the second floor, with a deck overlooking the pond and private bedrooms that share common areas including a full bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, and living room/TV area. These rooms are booked individually for up to two guests each.  The queen bedroom and twin bedroom (2 beds) share the common bathroom.  This space was renovated in 2023.

Outdoor Hostel:  We offer a limited number of tent sites along the river (two of them with shelters) for guests who want to camp outside while utilizing our indoor hostel kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry facilities.  We no longer offer drive-in camping.

  • All Hostel guests receive complimentary access to The Park at Two Bridges outdoor amenity area. 

  • See additional Hostel details, resupply box instructions, and shuttle information below.

  • We also have vacation homes and private suites available year-round (see the Vacation Home and Riverside Suites pages on our website, or just check out the various room types when you check availability).

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Hostel Details

The Downstairs Hostel, with 5 single beds (one bunk bed; three twins) in two separate sleeping areas and direct access to a patio in the back garden overlooking the river, includes a light self-serve breakfast plus a community kitchen and lounge/TV area; shared bathroom/shower; laundry (we have loaner clothes available if you want to wash everything you have!); clean, comfortable beds (we supply a full set of linens, pillow and pillowcase, and a towel); free wi-fi and electrical recharge stations; and access to The Park at Two Bridges, with a trout pond, picnic area, games, and other outdoor amenities and relaxation areas.

The Upstairs Hostel is being refreshed in Winter 2023 with all new interior finishes.  The Upstairs Hostel has two private bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with two twin-sized beds, that share access to a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, and laundry room. These rooms are supplied with a full set of linens and towels for your comfort and include the amenities noted above, including a light breakfast and access to The Park at Two Bridges.

The Outdoor Hostel provides your own private tent site (priced per-person at the site) and picnic table along the river, plus full access to the indoor hostel amenities (Downstairs or Upstairs) including bathroom/shower, kitchen, and laundry facilities.  You also get to stay in and enjoy The Park at Two Bridges.  Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the Outdoor Hostel only (if their humans clean up after them and take care of them).

All our human hostel guests have access to the indoor hostel common spaces and amenities, including a complimentary light breakfast, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.  We also have hiker boxes for humans and canines you are free to peruse for items you may need for the rest of your adventure--everything in those boxes is free to you compliments of others who have gone before!

We are within walking distance (2/3 of a mile) of several restaurants, a brewery, a winery, the post office, and a laundromat.  There are a few resupply stores in town, including Platte River Outfitters and Dollar General, and Rosalie's Market, a small grocery with fresh produce and meat. We have a collection of bicycles available for our guests to use if they want to give their feet a rest as they explore Bailey.

You may reserve any of our hostel lodging on this website or call, text, or email for more information. 

​Reservations are encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome too! 

Full payment for lodging cost is due at time of booking. 

If your arrival date changes and we have availability on the new date we will be as flexible as possible to accommodate a date change.  We know things change in the mountains! See 0ur terms and conditions on the reservation page for full hostel cancellation or move details.

Maximum stay length is 3 nights unless you make prior arrangements with management.

All indoor spaces are non-smoking, non-pet areas. 

Two Bridges Lodge is not 420-friendly.  If you choose to use, please do it elsewhere.

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Resupply Box Instructions

We will accept and hold resupply boxes for reserved guests at no additional charge.  Please send your packages via:

USPS at P.O. Box 629, Bailey, CO 80421 (any box sent via the Post Office MUST include the P.O. Box, not our street address (they will not deliver it here)



FedEx/UPS at 59786 US Highway 285, Bailey, CO 80421


Please address your package to Two Bridges Lodge, Attn: [Your Name and arrival date] so we will know whose it is.  It also helps if you put your name and arrival date on the small side of the box.  We will pick up the Post Office delivered boxes and hold them in our office for your arrival.

Make sure you allow enough time ahead of your arrival in Bailey (and maybe a day or two earlier in case you move faster than anticipated) for the box to arrive.  We have had hikers beat their boxes in and then leave before the box arrives. 

We will hold boxes up to 2 weeks after your designated arrival date, then they go into the hiker box if not claimed.

Colorado Trail Shuttle Instructions

If you are a guest of Two Bridges Lodge and would like a shuttle from the trail to the Lodge, we ask that you make a reservation for your hostel space before hitting the trail.  Shuttle costs/policies are shown to the right.


If you are SOBO and want to come off before Rolling Creek, text John at 303-512-3295 when you go into Waterton Canyon to confirm you are on the trail.

1) You will have intermittent cell service along the way.  If your timing or plans change along the way, text John when you have service.

2) You should pick up cell service about 3 miles out from Rolling Creek.  Text John from there with your estimated arrival time at Wellington Lake Road (a little bit short of the Rolling Creek Trailhead).  

3) We will confirm receipt of that text and pick you up at the parking area where the trail crosses Wellington Lake Road.  

If you would like a pick-up at Kenosha Pass, there is intermittent cell service on both SOBO and NOBO approaches to Kenosha Pass, so just give us as much warning as possible if you want a ride from there. 

We run shuttle service for guests only between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays we will do a morning run at 7 and afternoon runs between 2 and 5 p.m.  Outbound runs will be scheduled at the Lodge.

Rolling Creek Trailhead (between Segments 3 &4)--$20 per person each way (maximum charge $50 if you come in with a group of 3 or more hikers).

Kenosha Pass (between Segments 5 & 6)--$20 per person each way (maximum charge $50 if you come in with a group of 3 or more hikers).

We can shuttle bikes and dogs (for Outdoor Hostel guests only) to/from either stop.

Payment for shuttles is made the day of service and can be made via cash or card.

Shuttles to other locations may be available depending upon how busy we are, shuttle and driver availability, etc.  Costs will be negotiated at the time of booking.

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