Fitton Guard Station is a small cabin located in a high elevation meadow at 10,600 feet on Burro Creek near an off-highway vehicle trail. The barn was renovated in 2010 and a vault toilet was installed.
Visitors may reserve the cabin for a maximum of 14 days to allow others the opportunity to rent the cabin. The combination to the cabin is provided in the confirmation letter.
The small, rustic cabin sleeps four (two bunk beds). There is a wood burning cook stove,outhouse, barn for horses, fire ring, table, chairs and a small covered porch. There is no potable water. Natural sources of water should be treated before use.Firewood not provided. Firewood can be gathered near the cabin.
The Forest Service is continuing our mission critical operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of the people we serve, as well as our Forest Service employees, is our number one priority. We consider the guidelines of the CDC as well as state and local health authorities in all of our decisions about how to best provide public services and public lands access during the pandemic. At this time, this facility is not available. Information on this site will be updated when changes regarding the availability are implemented.
A combination code is needed to access the cabin. Please be sure to call ahead of time during normal business hours to obtain this code.
There are meadows, aspen groves and spruce/fir forests near the cabin. At 13, 200 feet, Bennett Peak sits southeast of the cabin. Off Cow Camp is located 400 yards downstream from Fitton Guard Station and is available as a rental cabin to the public.
The Burro Creek off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails connect to many miles of OHV trails and forest roads in the area. The trails are also used by motorcycles, mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders. During the winter, snowmobilers and backcountry skiers use the area near the cabin.
The surrounding area offers many recreation opportunities, including hunting, hiking, off-highway vehicle riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, horseback riding and fishing.
Rio Grande National Forest, 13308 US Highway 160 Del Norte CO 81132
For campground inquiries, please call: 719-657-3321
There are several ways to access the cabin from the upper and lower trailheads of the Burro Creek OHV Trail. From the west side of the town of Del Norte, head south on County Road 14 for 12 miles to the lower Burro Creek Trailhead. The cabin is 6 miles upstream from this trailhead and 1.5 miles from the upper trailhead. The upper trailhead is located 28 miles from the town of Del Norte and is accessed by Forest Service Roads 329 and 329.1C.