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DEVILS PASS CABIN, AK

part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: DEVILS PASS CABIN
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Devil's Pass Cabin is a rustic cabin in a remote area of south-central Alaska. It provides minimal accommodations, but maximum access to the great outdoors with scenic mountain views and a variety of wildlife in the surrounding area. Visitors enjoy hiking and hunting, among other outdoor recreation opportunities. The cabin has recently been rebuilt to provide a more sturdy structure for the hardy campers who grace it.

The cabin can be accessed by hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing or snowmobiling about 10 miles each way, crossing a variety of ecosystems from aspen and spruce to tundra and muskeg. Snowmobiles are only allowed on the trails every other year. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located at the intersection of Devil's Creek Trail and Resurrection Pass Trail, in the Kenai Mountains of southeastern Alaska. It sits in an alpine valley, closely surrounded by mountains and not far from Devil's Pass Lake. The beginning of Juneau Creek is also near the cabin. Due to a high frequency of travelers in the area, the cabin provides limited privacy.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the surrounding forest. Mosquitoes are thick in areas along the trail, especially close to the beaver dams on the ponds. For more information on access and regulations pertaining to this cabin, trail conditions, safety precautions and outdoor safety and ethics, please contact the Seward District office.

Recreation:

A handful of Forest Service cabins lie along the 72 miles of the Resurrection Pass Trail, and Devil's Pass Cabin is one of them. Visitors enjoy exploring the trail and viewing abundant wildlife found in the area. Fishing is available in a variety of nearby lakes and creeks, although each requires a hike. Fishing equipment is not provided at the cabin.

In season, visitors hunt for moose, black and brown bears, Dall sheep, mountain goats, caribou and wolves in the surrounding forest.

Facilities:

The 16x16' log cabin can accommodate up to eight people, but sleeps four comfortably. It is equipped with wooden bunks, a table, benches and an efficient, clean-burning oil stove for heat. Visitors must bring #1 stove oil to heat the cabin; a minimum of one gallon of stove oil is recommended (one gallon will burn for approximately 10 hours on a medium heat setting). An outhouse is provided outside the cabin.

There is no electricity, potable water, mattresses, bedding or cooking utensils at the cabin. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove, cooking gear, food and clothing, among other necessities. There is no firewood available near the cabin.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Creek Access
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Benches
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • This is the Devil's Pass Cabin located on the Resurrection Pass Trail, not the Devil's Elbow Cabin near Kake, Alaska
  • Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions
  • There is no source of fresh water near the cabin; guests must bring their own, or boil and treat water taken from the lake
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • If the stove has been tinkered with by previous users, it is sometimes inoperable; please call the number below following your trip if you encounter a problem
  • Learn more about Chugach National Forest

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
60.62167, -149.75417
60°37'18"N, 149°45'15"W

The cabin is about 10 miles from Devil's Pass Trailhead and 17.2 miles from the south trailhead of Resurrection Pass Trail. Refer to USGS map Seward C8. Maps are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at (907) 224-3374.

Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions, call the district office. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30, and is open to over-snow motorized vehicles from Dec. 1 to April 30 every other winter season, beginning with the winter of 2007-2008. It is closed to motorized vehicles every other winter season beginning with the 2008-2009 winter season.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

DEVILS PASS CABIN
334 FOURTH AVENUE
SEWARD AK 99664

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)224-3374
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