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Attention: Horse Heaven Cabin will be closed to reservations for 2015 until further notice.
HORSE HEAVEN CABIN, ID
part ofBitterroot National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sun Jul 05 2015 Season Dates
OverviewThe Horse Heaven Cabin is a historic cabin that sits between two scenic wilderness areas in northeastern Idaho. It provides access to a variety of trails and recreational opportunities unique to the area. The cabin is equipped to handle equestrian campers, as well as adventurers of all types.
The cabin was built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps for use as a fireman's cabin. It is situated at an elevation of 7,100 feet on a road that divides the 1.2 million-acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the 2.3 million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas.
Visitors to the area enjoy big and small game hunting, as well as for birds and waterfowl. Proper licenses are required to hunt within the Idaho and neighboring Montana.
The one-room, 16-by-18 cabin is equipped with two built-in bunk beds that can accommodate up to four people. It has a table and chairs, a propane cook stove, propane lantern and a wood stove for heat.
The cabin lies near the prehistoric southern Nez Perce Trail, which was used by Native American tribes as a seasonal migration and subsistence route between eastern Oregon and Idaho and the buffalo country in eastern Montana.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Elk City, Idaho, travel southeast on Highway 14 and Forest Road 222. Continue east on Forest Road 468 for about 36 miles.
From Darby, head south for 4 miles on Highway 93. On West Fork Road/Highway 473, continue past the 14-mile marker to the Nez Perce Road/Magruder Corridor Road. Turn west and go 57 miles on the paved, gravel, one-lane, steep road and turn south at the sign for Trail 28 and follow tracks to the cabin.
High-clearance vehicles are required to access the cabin year-round. Maps may be purchased by calling the West Fork Ranger District.
Mailing Address:HORSE HEAVEN CABIN
Phone Number:Information: (406)821-3269