Orange Olsen is located at 7,000 feet with a panoramic view of Joes Valley. The dwelling and cabin offer amenities including solar powered lighting, LP range and heated shower. The dwelling can accommodate six visitors while the cabin sleeps four. These cabins do not have electricity.
The Orange Olsen Dwelling and Cabin come equipped with flush restrooms, showers, and solar powered lights. The kitchens are equipped with sinks, stove and simple cookware (pots/pans, silverware, utensils). These facilities are not equipped with refrigerators so visitors will need to plan on cooling their perishables in other ways.
The Orange Olsen Dwelling has two bedrooms. One bedroom has two single twin sized beds with mattresses and the second bedroom has two sets of bunk beds with mattresses. You are allowed to have a boat trailer or utility trailer on site, however, it may be a tight fit if other vehicles are present. No RV/Motorhomes/Travel Trailers are permitted at this site.
The Orange Olsen Cabin has one bedroom including two sets of bunk beds with mattresses. You are allowed to have a boat trailer or utility trailer on sites. No RV/Motorhomes/Travel Trailers are permitted at this site.
A combination key code is required to open the lock on the cabin and dwelling doors. Prior to arrival, it is recommended that occupants call either the the Ferron Ranger District office at (435) 384-2372, Sanpete Ranger District at (435) 283-4151, or the Manti-La Sal National Forest Supervisor Office at (435) 637-2817 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MST, to confirm the code.
If not reserved, the dwelling and cabin are available on a first-come, first-served basis through Forest Service offices in Ephraim, Ferron or Price.
Cell service is limited in Joes Valley, so please plan accordingly.
Garbage services are not available at this site and guests are expected to pack out all trash upon departure.
Be Water Wise! The running water in the Orange Olsen structures comes from a nearby natural spring and, therefore, can be limited. Conserving water while visiting Joes Valley helps ensure that the resource stays available for you and future occupants.
Both cabins share a single power source in the form of two solar panels on the hill. During the day, these panels are able to provide some electricity for lights and power outlets to charge cell phones. However, our solar panels’ output is not equipped to handle as much at night. So, to keep the batteries of the solar system from prematurely failing and resulting in temporary loss of power, please use lights sparingly and thoughtfully. Your compliance with these regulations ensures all occupants of the cabin get to enjoy the same luxuries without any issues. Depletion of the battery bank damages the system so use of outlets beyond occasionally charging a cell phone is prohibited.
The dwelling and cabin are set in an open sagebrush meadow interspersed with pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine trees. There is no shade available.
Renowned bouldering opportunities abound in nearby Straight and Cottonwood Canyons. Popular mountain fisheries at Grassy Lake, Pete's Hole, and Potters Ponds are all within 10 miles of Orange Olsen. The 370-mile Arapeen Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System can be accessed directly from the dwelling and cabin.
Joes Valley Reservoir offers boating and fishing opportunities just minutes away. A boat ramp is available on the east and west shorelines. Joes Valley Campground is located immediately south of Orange Olsen, with Joes Valley Group Pavilion only a mile away.
FERRON-PRICE RANGER DISTRICT 115 WEST CANYON ROAD PO BOX 310 Ferron UT 84523
For campground inquiries, please call: 435-384-2372
From Orangeville, Utah, proceed west on Utah Highway 29 for approximately 10 miles to Joes Valley Reservoir. Continue on Hwy 29 around the north end of the reservoir to Forest Road 0144 where a sign directs you to Orange Olsen Administrative Site. Turn right (north) on this gravel road for 200 feet. The Orange Olsen dwelling is to your left, Orange Olsen cabin is straight ahead.