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CABIN CREEK CABIN, MT
part ofGallatin National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewCabin Creek Cabin is a rustic, single-room structure that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It offers a few basic amenities, so guests will need to bring most of their own supplies and gear to ensure an enjoyable experience.
Summer access is only by horse, foot, motorcycle or off-road vehicle for up to six miles on Trail 151. Off-road vehicle riders must park at the junction with Trail 206, which is about three-quarters of a mile from the cabin, and hike the rest of the way. Motorcyclists can travel directly to the cabin.
Winter access is by snowmobile for 11 miles on the Big Sky Snowmobile Trail. Access by skis or snowshoes is difficult and not recommended. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety.
The cabin sits at an elevation of approximately 8,700 feet, tucked beneath a stand of evergreens. Middle Fork Cabin Creek flows nearby. The surrounding meadow and forests give way to the peaks of the Madison Range.
Hikers and equestrians have trailhead access to the Monument Mountain Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, which climbs 10,995-foot Monument Peak. The Big Sky Snowmobile Trail used to access the cabin in winter provides challenging back country snowmobiling.
The cabin can accommodate up to four people and has bunk bed platforms and cots. A wood stove is available to heat the cabin. Basic cookware, dishes, an axe, shovel, broom, mop and table with chairs are also provided. An outhouse with vault toilet is located outside and adjacent to the cabin. A hitching rail for stock is available. A meat pole for game meat has been installed about 150 yards behind the cabin.
Yellowstone National Park is approximately 20 miles from Cabin Creek Cabin, which makes it an ideal destination for a day trip.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Summer access from West Yellowstone: Travel north on U.S. Highway 191 for approximately 10 miles. Turn left on the Tepee Creek Road/Forest Service Road 986 and continue approximately 6.5 miles to Trail 151. From the trailhead, hike or ride on horseback or off-road vehicles, about six miles to the cabin. (Off-road vehicles are only allowed on Trail 151 and must be parked at the trail's junction with Trail 206. Visitors must then hike less than a mile to the cabin).
Winter access from West Yellowstone: The cabin is adjacent to the Big Sky Snowmobile Trail. Either start north from West Yellowstone by snowmobile, or drive from West Yellowstone approximately 9.5 miles north on U.S. Highway 191. Parking is available at the Fir Ridge Cemetery pullout. The Big Sky Snowmobile Trail starts on the north side of U.S. Highway 191 and runs approximately 11 miles to the cabin.
Mailing Address:CABIN CREEK CABIN
PO BOX 520
WEST YELLOWSTONE MT 59758
Phone Number:Information: (406)823-6961