Part of the Selkirk Mountains, the Bonnington Range runs roughly north-south and is bounded by the Salmo, Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. Within the Bonnington range are 12 peaks in the 7,000 foot range, a number of lake, rivers, valleys and alpine & sub-alpine terrain.
Together with the Arrow Lakes region of the Ministry of Forests, the Kootenay Mountaineering Club maintains four cabins, each separated by a distance of about 10 kilometres making summer and winter traverses of the higher peaks of the range a pleasant and worthwhile undertaking.
The cabins are rustic, wilderness cabin. There are no official trails or routes to the cabins. Access is either by ski or snowshoe in the winter or logging roads in the summer. Regardless of the season, good route-finding skills and avalanche awareness is required.
Cabins include: The Copper Hut, The Grassy Hut, The Huckleberry Hut and The Steed Hut.