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SANDSTONE CABIN, WY

Photo: SANDSTONE CABIN
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sandstone Cabin is located west of Encampment, Wyoming, offering guests a unique lodging experience in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests. The cabin is typically open from mid-June through October, offering a variety of recreational activities in a beautiful mountain setting.

This rustic cabin is located along the scenic Battle Highway, State Highway 70, which makes for easy access by car. Many amenities are offered, but guests will need to bring some of their own supplies and gear.

Natural Features:

From open, high expanses to valleys and canyons that rise steeply to snowy ranges, the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests encompass mountain ranges, tributaries to the North Platte River and the Colorado River, and a mix of forested ecology with spruce, lodgepole pine, subalpine fir, aspen and shrub lands.

Sandstone Cabin sits in a clearing surrounded by a mixture of lodgepole pine, aspen and mixed conifer forest at an elevation of 8,200 feet. Wildlife viewing is abundant in the area, including elk, deer and moose.

Recreation:

Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding and hunting can be found within the vicinity. Several trailheads are an easy drive from the cabin.

Anglers will enjoy fly fishing for cutthroat and brook trout at Battle Creek within walking distance from the cabin.

Facilities:

The historic cabin is furnished with double beds and bunk beds with mattresses and can accommodate up to six people. Other amenities include a propane cook stove, refrigerator, heater and lights. The kitchen is equipped with basic cooking and eating utensils and cookware. Solar panels provide limited power for lights and small appliances. The bathroom has a shower and flush toilet.

Water is available on-site, though it is advised that guests bring their own for drinking. A picnic table and campfire ring provide a delightful area for outdoor dining.

Guests need to provide their own food, sleeping bags, lanterns or flashlights, pillows, towels, dish soap, matches, first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags. All trash and food should be packed out, and guests are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Nearby Attractions:

Battle Highway, which passes right by the cabin, is a scenic drive featuring historic copper mining sites that were developed from 1897-1908 in the Sierra Madres. The drive is about 58 miles, beginning in Baggs, Wyoming and ending in Riverside, Wyoming. Interpretive signs along the route explain points of interest.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s) With Mattresses
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Pets Allowed
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • Scenic Drive
  • Showers
  • Table & Chairs
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Water is available at this facility; however, it is recommended that guests bring their own supply for drinking
  • Cell phone coverage is not available in the area
  • Please call the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District office at (307) 326-5258 prior to your stay to confirm combination and key access for the guard station; the Forest Service office is not open evenings, weekends or holidays
  • Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit
  • Pets are welcome at the facility, but must be kept under control; please clean up after pets
  • The cabin is a no-smoking facility
  • Please pack out all trash and food and clean cabin before departure
  • Make sure cabin is locked upon departure
  • No livestock accommodations are available
  • No electrical hook-ups are available on-site
  • Do not discharge firearms within the Sandstone Work Center
  • Learn more about Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.11, -107.17
41°6'36"N, 107°10'12"W

From Encampment, Wyoming, travel west on State Highway 70, approximately 26 miles to the Sandstone Work Center. Turn right into Work Center compound and the Sandstone Cabin will be located on your left.

From Baggs, Wyoming, travel east on State Highway 70, approximately 32 miles to the Sandstone Work Center, which will be located on the north side of the highway (left). The Sandstone Cabin is located on the left.

Access to Sandstone is entirely on paved roads, including the circle driveway within the Sandstone Work Center.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SANDSTONE CABIN
BOX 249
SARATOGA  WY  82331

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)326-5258
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