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COLD SPRINGS PEAK CABIN, ID
part ofNez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Oct 23 2014 Season Dates
OverviewCold Springs Peak Cabin is a primitive log cabin that was originally constructed in 1931 to shelter firefighters and other work crews. It was last used for firefighters in 1953.
In 1989, Forest Service employees shored up the cabin's foundation, re-shingled the roof and installed a stove. Today, the 12x14-ft. cabin qualifies for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
The cabin is only accessible via multi-use trails. Pot Mountain Trail 169 is a 4-mile trail leading to the cabin, but it's not recommended for off-road vehicles. Guests must be prepared to bring most of their own gear and supplies for a comfortable stay.
Cold Springs Peak Cabin is tucked into a wooded area near Cold Springs Peak at an elevation of 6,731 feet. Nearly vertical cliffs rise to the east just outside the cabin. Guests can enjoy scenic views of the Bitterroot Mountains and look down over the valley at a small lake and meadow.
Several multi-use trails are in the area for horseback riders, hikers, mountain bikers and off-road vehicle riders. Clicke here for an Idaho OHV safety message.
The cabin is primitive, offering two cots, a table with two chairs, a wood stove and a broom. A pit toilet is located in an open-air outhouse outside. Click here for additional cabin details.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Missoula, Montana, drive to Greer, Idaho. Follow State Highway 11 to Weippe. Continue on toward Pierce. Turn right onto French Mountain Road 250. Follow Road 250 (paved for 20 miles, gravel thereafter) to the North Fork Clearwater River. Turn right on Road 247. Continue to the junction with Mush Saddle Road 711. Hikers can park at Mush Saddle and hike 4 miles to the cabin on Pot Mountain Trail 169, turning left at the Trail 176 junction for a quarter mile to the cabin.
ORV riders can drive further on 2 miles to the junction with Cool Creek Road 5295 and turn right. This is a single-lane, dirt-surface road rarely graded or cleared and is slippery when wet. Watch for falling rocks. Climb steeply to the junction with Road 5295A. Make a sharp turn right. Two miles later, park and follow Flat Mountain Trail 176 for 2 miles to the cabin. About 1 mile in, Elizabeth Mountain Trail 445 forks to the right. Stay left. About one-quarter mile before you get to the cabin, Pot Mountain Trail 169 forks left. Stay right and travel to the cabin.
From Lewiston, Idaho, follow U.S. Highway 12 east to Greer, Idaho. Turn left onto Highway 11 and proceed as described above.
Mailing Address:COLD SPRINGS PEAK CABIN
123730 HWY 12
OROFINO ID 83544
Phone Number:Information: (208)476-4541