Silesca Cabin

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest

The historic Silesca Cabin, once used as a Ranger Station, is a semi-rustic dwelling with comfortable modern conveniences like electricity and refrigerator. Located 40 minutes west of the city of Montrose, the cabin is set back 100 feet from the main road, providing easy access with some privacy.

The cabin is accessible in the summer and fall by passenger vehicle, when the road is dry. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended when the road is wet.

The rustic cabin accommodates up to six guests.

Amenities include three bedrooms with six twin beds, electricity, refrigerator and a wood stove. Limited cooking utensils, dishes and cleaning supplies are provided. The kitchen and bathroom are located in the basement of this cabin. A campfire ring and picnic table are located outside.

No drinking water is available. Items to bring include food, bedding, warm clothing, toilet paper, flashlights, towels, dish soap and toiletries. Click here for more cabin details.

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Natural Features

The cabin is perched in a meadow surrounded by spruce and aspen trees at an elevation of 9,200 feet. 


Hiking, mountain biking, single track dirtbiking, UTV & ATV riding, horseback riding, hunting and wildlife viewing are all available in the vicinity. Silesca Pond is a short walk north of the cabin. Silesca Cabin is located near a limited hunting area for Rocky Mountain Elk, Unit 61. 

Contact Information


2505 South Townsend Avenue Montrose CO 81401

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: (970) 240-5300

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Driving Directions

Follow Highway 90 southwest from Montrose. Watch for signs as the highway makes several turns as it weaves its way out of town. The pavement ends where the road begins to climb out of the Uncompahgre River Valley and enters lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. In 20 miles, it enters the Uncompahgre National Forest. Silesca Cabin is about a half-mile further on the left side of the road.

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