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part ofKaibab National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Spring Valley Cabin and Bunkhouse offer a peaceful retreat with spectacular views, quiet solitude, wildlife viewing opportunities and access to cross country ski trails, all just minutes away from Flagstaff, and one hour from Grand Canyon National Park. This year-round getaway can host up to 14 people between the cabin and adjacent bunkhouse. The facility is popular among equestrian campers, as horses are allowed on the grounds.

The facility can be accessed by vehicle, however, drive-in access may not be available in winter. Cross country ski access is available when conditions require it. The distance from the winter parking area to the cabin is one mile. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The structures are located at an elevation of 7,320 feet, overlooking a wide meadow while being being nestled beneath mature ponderosa pines. The cabin was constructed in 1917 as the residence for rangers who worked at the guard station. The bunkhouse served as the office. It is still occasionally used as a field station for U.S. Forest Service employees.

Winter brings a mix of sun with cold temperatures and occasional winter storms. Summer temperatures are relatively pleasant, but weather can be unpredictable. Visitors should come prepared for changeable mountain weather, cold nights, thunderstorms and snow from fall through spring.


With miles upon miles of national forest and park lands to explore, visitors have no shortage of outdoor activities from which to choose. The cabin is adjacent to a cross country ski trail, which provides access to the cabin when the roads are covered in snow, and an area for snow tubing is nearby.

Hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking are very popular in this area, and there are plenty of trails. Visitors might be lucky enough to spot wildlife such as elk, mule deer, wild turkeys, javelina, coyote and numerous birds and raptors that live in the area.


The facility is made up of two buildings, a cabin and bunkhouse. The cabin is equipped with five twin beds and one queen bed, all with mattresses, to sleep up to seven people. A maximum of eight people is allowed within the cabin. There is a dining area, a restroom with flush toilet and shower, cleaning equipment, and a kitchen with drinking water and plenty of kitchen supplies.

The bunkhouse offers five twin beds and one full size futon, all with mattresses available to sleep up to seven people. Gas/propane heaters, wood stoves and firewood are provided. A parking area, picnic tables and horse corral for up to four horses are located outside.

Campers must bring their own food, bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets and/or sleeping bags), bath and kitchen towels, garbage bags, warm clothing, dish soap and flashlights, among other necessities. The facility must be cleaned and all food and trash removed prior to departure.

Nearby Attractions:

Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim is a must-see attraction just over an hour away. The nearby town of Williams and the city of Flagstaff have numerous restaurants, hotels, gift shops, grocery stores and cultural attractions.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Horse Corrals
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Restaurant
  • Snow Tubing
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • The bunkhouse cannot be reserved on its own
  • The cabin and bunkhouse remain locked; at least three days prior to the reserved dates, please call the Williams Ranger District during office hours for the combination lock key code
  • Up to four horses are allowed in corral; livestock is not permitted in the pasture or the cabin area and owners must bring certified weed-free feed
  • Guests planning to bring horses must contact the Williams Ranger District office prior to making a reservation to ensure and understanding of all regulations and restrictions
  • Discharging of firearms within a quarter-mile of the cabin or any residence is prohibited
  • Fires are allowed only in the wood stove, designated outdoor grills or fire pit
  • Weather in this area is unpredictable; visitors should come prepared
  • Smoking and pets not allowed inside the cabin or bunkhouse
  • This is a high elevation facility; use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Click here to learn more about Kaibab 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):
35.35694, -111.95833
35°21'25"N, 111°57'30"W

From Flagstaff, follow Interstate 40 west for about 30 miles and take exit 178 at Parks. Proceed one-tenth of a mile and turn left onto Old Route 66. Follow this road about a half-mile, then turn right onto Spring Valley Road/County Road 141, at the Old Parks Store. Continue on County Road 141 to the intersection of Forest Road 76, just past milepost 8 (pavement ends just before reaching milepost 6). Look for the Spring Valley Cabin sign. Turn left on Forest Road 76, and proceed less than a mile. The cabin will be on the left.

From Williams, travel east on Interstate 40 for about 14 miles and take exit 178 at Parks. Follow the directions above to the cabin.

Contact Information:

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Phone Number:

Project Office: (928)635-5600
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