Roberts Cabin is one of the recognized historic cabins in Pike & San Isabel National Forests. The primitive cabin dates back to the mining and railroad era of the 1880s, and is eligible for placement in the National Register of Historic Places.
Through the ages, the structure has been used as a residence, a blacksmith's shop and stables. In 1993, the piece of history was restored to its original form and converted for use as a cabin rental.
This is a remote, two-story log cabin, with one room on each floor and a steep staircase leading up to the top floor. Up to eight guests may sleep here; bedding includes two double beds, two single beds and a sleeper sofa. Lanterns and a wood stove are provided, and a vault toilet is outside. Parking can accommodate up to four vehicles.
No water is available and no cooking utensils are available either. Guests are advised to bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. They should also bring cooking pots and utensils, sleeping bags or blankets, flashlights, matches, outdoor furniture and firewood.
Roberts Cabin is located in the South Park Ranger District, which inludes South Park, part of the Mosquito Range, Eleven Mile Canyon, Jefferson Lake Recreation Areas, the Tarryall Mountains and Puma Hills.
The cabin offers expansive views of the Front Range and is located at the base of the Boreas Pass, a 11,492 foot high mountain pass in central Colorado.
Wildlife sightings may include elk, deer, black bear, golden eagles and the great horned owl.
The cabin is convenient to Como, a town steeped with railroad history. It is also near Breckenridge and the Colorado Trail.
Bird and wildlife watching are popular pastimes. In summer, many hiking trails are available to explore, this includes the extensive Colorado Trail that extends across the state from Denver to Durango.
Winter recreation like cross country skiing and sledding are available, but the cabin is closed in peak winter months from December to April.
PO BOX 219 FAIRPLAY CO 80440
From Denver, Colorado, take Highway 285 southwest about 75 miles to the
town of Como. Turn north on County Road 33 and go approximately 4 miles
to the cabin. Parking is along east side of the road.
Guests must have combination lock to cabin prior to arrival.