Activities and Amenities
Attention: Due to the recent Slide Fire, the West Fork of Oak Creek will be closed to public use from the bridge starting at FR231 all the way through to Hwy. 89 in Oak Creek Canyon. Late summer rains will likely fill the drainage through West Fork Canyon with ash/mud flows, damage the already unstable terrain and loosen fire-weakened trees.
FERNOW CABIN, AZ
part ofCoconino National Forest Recreation, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Fri Nov 14 2014 Season Dates
OverviewFernow Cabin offers a quaint, forested retreat near Flagstaff and Sedona, in central Arizona. The rustic, three-bedroom log cabin is a retired U.S. Forest Service guard station constructed in the 1970s to house firefighters during wildfire season. Now, it offers groups of up to eight people a unique recreation opportunity in a beautiful Southwest setting.
The cabin can be accessed by vehicle. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The site lies in a ponderosa pine forest on the Mogollon Rim, a 200-mile slope that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation. At an elevation of 6,656 feet, the cabin is fairly isolated, offering a private location for visitors to enjoy nature.
The area is a hub for hiking, mountain biking and off-road vehicle riding. The cabin is adjacent to the Sycamore Canyon and Red Rock/Secret Mountain Wilderness areas, which boast numerous hiking trails. Bikes and off-road vehicles are only allowed on designated roads and trails.
The cabin has running water from mid-May through mid-October. It also has an indoor shower, hot water heater, propane lights, a small dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms, a loft, wood stove and covered porch. It is furnished with beds and mattresses, dressers and a small dining table with chairs.
The nearby city of Flagstaff offers ample lodging, shopping and dining opportunities. Grand Canyon National Park is about a two-hour drive northwest of the cabin.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Fernow Cabin is located approximately 22 miles south of Flagstaff on Forest Road 231. All roads are suitable for passenger vehicles, with caution required for the last mile. High-clearance vehicles are recommended. During periods of heavy rainfall, roads may become difficult to navigate. Roads are not always maintained after each weather event.
From Phoenix, travel north on Interstate 17 to the junction with Interstate 40 in Flagstaff. Go west on Interstate 40. Turn right at the Flagstaff Ranch Road exit and continue to the stop sign. Turn right onto historic U.S. Route 66. Turn right at the Woody Mountain Campground, onto Forest Road 231 (Woody Mountain Road) and continue for 21 miles. At Forest Road 231A, continue along Forest Road 231 for less than a mile, taking the second right, onto Forest Road 231E/Fernow Draw. The cabin is a quater-mile further on Forest Road 231E.
From Flagstaff, take Milton Road south and turn right onto historic U.S. Route 66. Turn left onto Forest Road 231/Woody Mountain Road at the Woody Mountain Campground. Stay on Forest Road 231 for 21 miles. At Forest Road 231A, continue along Forest Road 231 for less than a mile, taking the second right, onto Forest Road 231E/Fernow Draw. The cabin is a quarter-mile further on Forest Road 231E.
Mailing Address:FERNOW CABIN
5075 N. HWY 89
FLAGSTAFF AZ 86004
Phone Number:Information: (928)526-0866