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BEAVER CREEK CABIN (ID), ID
part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewThe Beaver Creek Cabin site was established for administrative use in 1912. The current dwelling was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps using standard blueprints for that time.
Beaver Creek Cabin is open year-round. It's accessible by car in the summer months and by snowshoes or cross-country skis in winter. Guests arriving in winter should park at the Whoop-Um-Up Park N' Ski Area (permit required) and access the 1.5 mile Pilgrim Trail to reach the cabin. The trail is moderately difficult in normal conditions, and guests are responsible for their own safety.
The cabin offers many creature comforts for an enjoyable stay. However, several of the amenities are only available seasonally. Guests should be prepared to bring certain supplies or gear according to the season.
A mixed-growth pine forest surrounds the area, offering pretty scenery and partial shade. Several creeks and rivers flow nearby, the closest being Beaver Creek. The cabin is nestled within the Boise Mountain Range at an elevation of 5,100 feet.
Numerous hiking, biking, horse, off-road vehicle and motorcycle trails are in the vicinity. Click here for an Idaho OHV Safety Message. During the winter months, miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails are right out the front door.
The cabin can accommodate a maximum of 6 people with one double bed, one set of bunkbeds and a futon, all with mattresses. The kitchen is equipped with a sink, table, chairs and a propane stove. A wood stove provides heat. A picnic table and campfire ring are located outside. Firewood can be collected from the surrounding area.
State Highway 21 is known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. This 131-mile route starts in Boise and meanders through Boise, Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth National Forests with several points of interest along the way.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
In summer: from Idaho City, travel 20 miles northeast on State Highway 21. Turn right on Forest Road #362 and travel 1/2 mile to the cabin.
In winter: from Idaho City, travel approximately 18 miles northeast on State Highway 21 to the Whoop-Um-Up Parking Area. Ski or snowshoe 1.5 miles to the cabin on the Pilgrim Trail.
Mailing Address:BEAVER CREEK CABIN (ID)
Beaver Creek Cabin (ID) P.O. BOX 129
IDAHO CITY ID 83631
Phone Number:Information: (208)392-6681