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part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Al Taylor Cabin is located adjacent to Steel Creek near the Continental Divide, at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Visitors come to this area for its beautiful scenery and solitude.

Guests can drive to the cabin from mid-May through mid-November with the majority of the trip on gravel roads. These roads are only accessible by snowmobile the remainder of the year. The cabin provides several conveniences, but guests should be prepared to bring some of their own supplies and gear for a comfortable stay.

Natural Features:

The cabin is surrounded by large douglas fir trees. It is near both Camas Meadows and the Continental Divide, providing incredible views.


An off-highway vehicle trail system can be accessed from the cabin. Small streams in the area provide fishing opportunities for brook trout. Other popular activities in the area include hiking, horseback riding and sightseeing.


The cabin can accommodate six people. The cabin has a wood cook stove and wood fireplace as well as propane lights. It provides a small dining table with four chairs. The beds are wooden bunk beds. Other amenities include a fire ring, charcoal grill, picnic tables and a vault toilet - all provided adjacent to the cabin. There is no electricity at the cabin.

Water is available at the Steel Creek Campground, located just before the gate to the cabin.

Nearby Attractions:

There are many miles of off-highway vehicle, horseback and hiking trails in the area. The Camas Meadows Battlefield located on the Nez Perce National Historic Trail is located nearby.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bucket & Shovel
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Campfire Rings
  • Coleman Lantern (Fuel not provided)
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Corrals
  • Firewood
  • Propane Lights
  • Table & Chairs
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wood Stove
Within 10 Miles
  • Backpacking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Call the Dubois Ranger District office for the combination to the lock on the cabin and the gate. The Ranger District is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT and can be reached at (208) 374-5422.
  • Bears and wolves frequent the area. Please store food and garbage in closed containers.
  • Guests should be aware of the risks of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more
  • Click here for more information about Caribou-Targhee National Forest
  • Please respect this newly remodeled cabin and do not carve names/objects into the interior/exterior logs of this historic cabin.
  • This is a pack-it-in/pack-it-out facility
  • Steel Creek Group Area is located adjacent to the cabin. Click here to reserve Steel Creek Group Area
    • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    44.46369, -112.02588
    44°27'49"N, 112°1'33"W

    The cabin can be accessed by traveling west from Kilgore, Idaho, via Forest Road 006 approximately 8 miles to Forest Road 478. Travel Forest Road 478 to the Steel Creek Group Area. The cabin is located just outside of the group area and can be reached by driving through the group area to the cabin. The cabin can also be reached from I-15 at Stoddard Creek Exit. Exit at the Stoddard Creek Exit and travel east on Forest Road 006 approximately 13 miles to Forest Road 478.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 46
    Dubois  ID  83423

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (208)374-5422
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