Our hostel includes three distinct lodging options:
Indoor Hostel--4 single beds in two separate sleeping areas, a full kitchen, TV/lounge area, and laundry.
Upstairs Hostel--Three private sleeping rooms: a King Suite with private bath, a Queen Room with shared bath, and a Twin Room with shared bath, a full kitchen, laundry room, living room/TV area, and a bunk bed in the living room.
Outdoor Hostel: Tent sites along the river (two of them with shelters), a hot shower and porta-potty. Outdoor hostel guests also have access to the laundry room upstairs.
All Hostel guests receive complimentary access to The Park at Two Bridges outdoor amenity area.
Kitchen & Dining Area
Indoor hostel shared bathroom.
The Indoor Hostel, with 4 single beds in two separate sleeping areas, includes a light self-serve breakfast, plus a community kitchen and lounge/TV area; shared bathroom/shower; laundry (laundry pod $2; we have loaner clothes available in the office if you want to wash everything you have!); clean, comfortable beds (we supply a full set of linens, pillow and pillowcase, and a towel); wi-fi and electrical recharge stations; and access to The Park at Two Bridges, with a pond, picnic area, games, and other outdoor amenities and relaxation areas.
The Upstairs Hostel is in a "classic" (not yet renovated) apartment and consists of a King Suite with a private bathroom and deck overlooking the river; a private Queen Room with shared bathroom and a view of the river; a private Twin Room with two twin beds, shared bathroom, and a view of the pond; and the Bunk Bed located in the living room. The King Suite can be locked off independently for full privacy. The Upstairs Hostel rooms share access to a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, and laundry room (laundry pod $2; loaner clothes available in office). These rooms are all supplied with a full set of linens and towels for your comfort and include a light breakfast and access to The Park at Two Bridges.
The Outdoor Hostel provides your own private tent site; a picnic table and parking spot; access to the porta-potty and hot shower under the trees; access to water and a clean-up sink near the office; plus full access to The Park at Two Bridges. Campers may also access the upstairs laundry room for $5 per load (including a laundry pod).
All hostel guests have access to the Office, with complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate service plus self-serve food, resupply, and first aid items from our "honor system" store. You will receive a paper at check-in where you keep track of the items you select and will settle up with us at check-out. We also have hiker boxes for humans and canines in the Office that you are free to peruse for items you may need for the rest of your adventure--everything in those boxes is free to you!
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.
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 the hostel 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!
Reservation payments are fully refundable up to 15 days prior to arrival date; thereafter we will refund 50% if you have to cancel until 24 hours prior to arrival. Reservations canceled within 24 hours of arrival will not receive a refund.
Maximum stay length is 3 nights unless you make prior arrangements with management.
All indoor spaces are non-smoking, non-pet areas.
Well behaved dogs are welcome in the Outdoor Hostel, so long as you clean up after them!
Two Bridges Lodge is not 420 friendly. If you choose to use, please do it elsewhere.
See our full list of house rules at the bottom of the Booking page.
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) or
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.
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.
Note--we have some standard resupply goods at our on-site store and there are several resupply options in Bailey, but any specialty items you require you may want to ship.
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 do the following:
1) Make a reservation for your hostel space before hitting the trail.
2) Text John at 303-512-3295 when you go into Waterton Canyon to confirm you are on the trail.
3) You will have intermittent cell service along the way. If your timing or plans change along the way, text John when you have service.
4) 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).
5) We will confirm receipt of that text and pick you up at the parking area where the trail crosses Wellington Lake Road. Usually we will be in a silver Chevy crew cab pickup.
There is intermittent cell service on both approaches to Kenosha Pass, so just give us as much warning as possible if you want a ride from there.
We run shuttle service 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.
Rolling Creek Trailhead (between Segments 3 &4)--$15 per person each way (we will give the group a discount if you come in with 3 or more other hikers).
Kenosha Pass (between Segments 5 & 6)--$20 per person each way (we will give the group a discount if you come in with 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.