Devils Den Bivouac

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Devils Den / Devilskin bivouac (2 beds) is a brand new bivouac ABOVE Devilskin Pass. Built in 2008, this new no. replaces its predecessor which was below the bushline.

The biv makes a great emergency shelter, or rest point for those crossing Devilskin Pass - and was a reassuring presence on the cold March day on which I crossed the pass in 3 feet of snow! A good cut track leads up to the biv from Nina hut, and whilst steep is well-maintained (Jan 2009). The pass is now poled, and a rough marked track leads down the south side to the Doubtful Valley (this latter track is not marked on some topomaps). Ignore the sign - this unmaintained route takes at least 4 hours of hard slog thru windfall and rocky terrain.

Devilskin Saddle • By madpom.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 2
2
Facilities
Toilet
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Nina Hut: 1.5-4hrs. Steadily climbing cut / marked track from Nina Hut.

Doubtful Valley / Doubtless Hut: 4-6hrs. Poled route over tops then rough track through beech to Doubtful River. River crossing to Doubtless Hut OK in low-moderate flows.

Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BU23
Map
ID 1890

About this hut

Added 6 May 2007 by madpommadpom. 5 revisions, most recently 28 August 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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