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Attention: From October through May, this facility is winterized. Renters will be required to bring their own potable water for drinking. Kitchen and bathroom sinks as well as toilets and showers will be non-functional and disconnected


part ofCoconino National Forest Recreation, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Fri Nov 13 2015   Season Dates


Kendrick Cabin offers groups of up to 10 people the chance to experience spectacular mountain views, numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, and several cultural and historic attractions of the Southwest region. The rustic, three-bedroom masonry and wood cabin is a retired U.S. Forest Service fire guard station constructed in the 1960s. It lies just minutes from downtown Flagstaff and about an hour from the world-famous Grand Canyon National Park.

Kendrick Cabin is located approximately 22 miles north of Flagstaff, in central Arizona. The site is typically accessible year-round, however, it may not be accessible in deep snow. All roads are suitable for a sedan except during winter months. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located at an elevation of 7,910 feet, in the scenic Kendrick Park area at the base of the 12,000-ft. San Francisco Peaks, the remains of an old volcano. From the facility, visitors have wonderful views of the peaks, Kendrick Mountain and the surrounding forest, as well as the night sky on clear nights.

The area is home to elk, deer, antelope, fox, coyotes, mountain lions, numerous birds and other animals.


The Flagstaff area is a hub for hiking and mountain biking in warmer months and skiing in the winter. Dozens of trails are within a short drive of the cabin, including the scenic Kendrick Mountain Trail and several trails on the San Francisco Peaks. Bikes and off-road vehicles are allowed only on designated roads and trails.

Families and photographers can enjoy a morning or evening walk along the Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail, which is adjacent to the cabin. Hunting is also available in many nearby areas within the Coconino national forest.


The multiple-room, two-story cabin is equipped with a solar lighting system, propane stovetop range, small refrigerator, dining area with a table and chairs, and a wood stove. Furniture includes one double bed in the downstairs bedroom and two twin beds in each of the two upstairs bedrooms. Kitchen supplies include pots, pans, utensils, dishes, a coffee pot and can opener.

A grill, campfire ring, picnic table and bathhouse with a flush toilet and shower are located outside, not far from the cabin. The cabin has an accessible ramp to the front porch, providing wheelchair access to the main floor of the house and one bedroom. The bath house and the path from the house to the bathhouse is not wheelchair accessible. The cabin provides running water from mid-May to mid-October; at other times, users must bring potable water. Due to higher elevation (8,200'), the water may be turned off by October 1st , if early season freezing occurs. Please call the Forest Service to confirm potable water availability. The cabin now has a solar lighting system in the main house. The bath house solar system has a five minute motion activated timer, which reactivates by waving your hand under the ceiling motion sensor. Please ensure all lights are turned off upon departure.

Guests must bring their own bedding (or sleeping bags) for one double bed, two queen futons and four single beds, as well as flashlights, towels, garbage bags, warm clothes, dish soap, dish towels, an axe or saw for splitting wood, and matches and newspaper for starting fires in the wood stove. Lawn chairs are not provided, but can be toted along for sitting outdoors in the summer months. Be responsible and pick up any pet waste.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby city of Flagstaff is a popular stop along historic U.S. Route 66 and offers plenty of restaurants, museums, shops and an astronomical observatory.

Guests can also drive 58 miles to the Grand Canyon National Park's scenic South Rim.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Bed(s)
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Portable Toilets
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Star Gazing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • The cabin is closed to reservations every Wednesday, for weekly maintenance
  • There is limited to non-existent cell phone coverage at the cabin
  • Water is supplied from mid-May to mid-October, however water may be shut down earlier based on local weather. Outside these times, guests must bring their own potable water.
  • Suitable for groups of up to 10 people; larger group use of the cabin and grounds is possible with prior approval from the Forest Service
  • A lock box combination code to access the cabin key will be sent with reservation confirmation letter
  • Written instructions are posted inside the cabin regarding the operation of propane lights, appliances, gas, etc.; please read these immediately upon arrival
  • Check-in is after 2 p.m.; check-out is before 11 a.m.
  • Cabin availability at beginning and end of the reservation season may depend on weather conditions
  • This is a high elevation facility; use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • No horse facilities are available at this cabin
  • Cabins are in high demand with essentially no vacancy during the peak season; please keep the cabin neat and clean for the next renters and report any damage.
  • Be Fire Aware! Fire restrictions may go into effect during the summer. Please extinguish all campfires completely and limit the size. Re-think fires on windy days.
  • Please allow 30 seconds for on demand hot water system to reach faucets.
  • Water is hauled from Flagstaff, so water conservation is critical. Please turn off water when not in use and limit time in showers.
  • Off-road vehicle users should tread lightly and stay on designated roads, and also comply with regulations applicable to specific vehicles
  • Click here to learn more about Coconino National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.4222, -111.73789
35°25'20"N, 111°44'16"W

From Interstate 17 or Interstate 40 in Flagstaff, follow signs to Highway 180 toward the Grand Canyon. From Flagstaff, drive approximately 20 miles north on Fort Valley Road/Highway 180 and look for the Watchable Wildlife Trail on the left and a roadside chapel on the right. Continue just less than a mile past the chapel and turn right at the old store, onto Forest Road 514. Go exactly one mile and turn left. You will see a sign "Road Closed, Forest Service Administrative Site" as soon as you turn left. The cabin is a half-mile further at the end of this road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

5075 N. HWY 89

Phone Number:

Information:  (928)526-0866
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