Fitton Guard Station Cabin

Rio Grande National Forest

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.

Need to Know

Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

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.

Contact Information


Rio Grande National Forest, 13308 US Highway 160 Del Norte CO 81132

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 719-657-3321

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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