Sandstone Cabin

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng

Sandstone Cabin is located beside State Highway 70 in the Sierra Madre Range. The cabin has a propane stove and refrigerator. It has propane lights and heat, but also has solar lights. There is water available, but we suggest you bring drinking water with you. It will sleep five to six people in bunk, twin and double beds. Individuals can reserve the Sandstone Cabin up to 14 consecutive nights from mid-June to late October. No pets allowed inside.

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. .

No pets are allowed within the building. 

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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.

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.


Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Sierra Madre Area

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Sierra Madre Area

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Sierra Madre Area


Areas for Backpacking at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Sierra Madre Area

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Sierra Madre Area

Contact Information



Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 307-326-5258

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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