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DEVILS PASS CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewDevil'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.
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 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.
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.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Mailing Address:DEVILS PASS CABIN
334 FOURTH AVENUE
SEWARD AK 99664
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)224-3374