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SNOW PEAK CABIN, WA
part ofColville National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewSnow Peak Cabin is located high in the mountains of northeastern Washington state. It provides a year-round base camp from which guests can access thousands of acres of back country for skiing, hunting and exploration. Depending on the season, guests may also choose to enjoy the extensive system of quality mountain bike, horse and hiking trails that connect with the cabin.
The cabin is not accessible by vehicle. The winter route begins at the Kettle Crest Trailhead and has a one-way distance of approximately five miles for skiers and snowshoers. Hikers, bikers and horseback riders can access the cabin in the summer and fall via the 3-mile Snow Peak Trailhead. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin sits at an elevation of 6,400 feet, on a ridge in the Kettle Mountain Range in the Colville National Forest. It was built through the cooperative efforts of the Snow Peak Shelter Alliance and the Colville National Forest. Construction took nearly three years and was completed in 1995. Views from the cabin stretch from the Cascades to the mountains of Canada and northern Idaho.
In addition to camping, visitors to the area enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding on a variety of trails in the area. The Snow Peak Trail No. 10, Kettle Crest South Trail No. 13, Sherman Loop Trail No. 72 and Edds Mountain Trail No. 3 can all be accessed from the cabin. Climbing, snowshoeing and skiing in the area are also popular.
The one-room 17-by-19 cabin has cots and foam pads to accommodate up to four people. It is also equipped with a propane cook stove, a table, basic cookware and cutlery, and a wood stove for heat. Solar-powered lighting and and outhouse are provided.
The cabin is not far from the Sherman Pass Scenic Byway. The popular highway runs 18 miles east from the town of Republic, and through the center of the Kettle Range. It reaches its highest point, 5,575 feet, at Sherman Pass, the highest mountain pass open year-round in Washington state.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Winter access: From Republic, travel east on State Highway 20 to the Kettle Crest Trailhead located on top of Sherman Pass. Follow the Kettle Crest Trail No. 13 south for one mile, to the junction of the Sherman Loop Trail No. 72. Continue around the west side of Sherman Peak, to Kettle Crest Trail No. 13. Continue south on the trail to the cabin. Approximate distance for one-way travel is five miles.
Summer and fall access: In addition to the above route, the cabin may be reached via County Road 99 (Hall Creek Road). From State Highway 20, turn south on County Road 99 (turn left if traveling from Kettle Falls/turn right from Republic). Travel south for approximately three miles and then turn left onto Forest Road 2050100. Continue east along the road for 4.5 miles until you reach the Snow Peak Trailhead. Follow the trail east for approximately 2.7 miles, to its junction with Kettle Crest Trail No. 13. Turn right and continue south for about a half-mile to the cabin. The approximate distance is 3.2 miles each way.
Mailing Address:SNOW PEAK CABIN
650 East Delaware Avenue
Republic WA 99166
Phone Number:Information: (509)775-7400