PINE VALLEY GUARD STATION

See the Utah mountains like you’ve never seen them before, from a mountain cabin rental in the heart of scenic Utah.  

Discover abundant opportunities for hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

This page features 6 US Forest Service cabins in Utah that you can rent for reasonable rates.

Be sure to click through on each Utah mountain cabin entry below to read the full description before you reserve your spot. Access & amenities vary widely. 

INDIAN CREEK GUARD STATION

INDIAN CREEK GUARD STATION, Utah Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From Ferron, head west on West Canyon Road. Heading out of town, you will pass the golf course and Millsite Park. The pavement ends near the forest boundary. Stay on this road till you get to Ferron Reservoir, about 27 miles. Go to the left around the reservoir and you will see a sign for the guard station. From Mayfield, head east through Twelve Mile Canyon, on Forest Development Road 022. Near the top of the plateau, you’ll see Twelve Mile Flat Campground on the right. Across from the campground, make a left and continue on Forest Development Road 022, over the plateau and down the other side, about 3 miles. You’ll see the guard station on the left before you pass the reservoir. Phone 435-384-2372 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE Keywords C057,Ferron Reservoir Guard Station Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images

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SEELY CREEK GUARD STATION

SEELY CREEK GUARD STATION, Utah Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From Orangeville, travel west on State Highway 29 to Joe’s Valley Reservoir. At the reservoir, turn right and follow the road around to the other side. When you start heading away from the reservoir and toward the plateau, you’ll pass Orange Olsen Administrative Site on the right and then a road on the left. Do not turn. Continue on Highway 29, which is now a dirt road, and continues to the top of the plateau. (Warning: The road here gets narrow and when wet, can be extremely slick. Travelers may want to wait for it to dry especially if pulling a trailer). From where the road turns to dirt, it’s about 11 miles to the top. Just before you reach the top, look for Forest Road 050 and a sign on the left that says, "Seely Guard Station 2 miles." This will be within a quarter-mile of Skyline Drive

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COWPUNCHER GUARD STATION

COWPUNCHER GUARD STATION, Utah Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From Highway 12 in Escalante, turn north on 300E. Drive 14 miles to the junction of Forest Roads 154 and 153. Continue on FR153 for 4.5 miles. Turn left on FR145 towards Cowpuncher and Blue Spruce Campground. Travel 0.7 miles to Cowpuncher Gate. The cabin is 0.2 miles past the gate. Phone 435-826-5499 Activities FISHING, HIKING Keywords COWP,DIXIE NF – FS,COWPUNCHER GUARD STATION,COWPUNCHER CABIN,COWPUNCHER YURT,COWPUNCHER,COWPUNCHER GUARD STATION YURT Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Utah State Road Conditions Utah State Tourism Overview Cowpuncher Guard Station is located in the Dixie National Forest, 20 miles northeast of the town of Escalante in southern Utah. The cabin is situated just off the Hells Backbone Road and is accessed by road during summer and fall. Roads are usually closed by snow 5.5 miles from the cabin from late November to mid-April. Check the ranger station for winter conditions. Recreation The cabin

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JONES CORRAL GUARD STATION

JONES CORRAL GUARD STATION, Utah Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From State Highway 89, turn east onto State Highway 62 and travel about 12 miles, where it turns into State Highway 22 just north of Antimony. In this town, Forest Road 126 will be found on the west side of the road. Travel along this high-clearance dirt road about 12 miles to reach Jones Corral Guard Station. From Bryce Canyon National Park, travel north on State Highway 22 approximately 35 miles to Antimony. In this town, Forest Service Road 126 will be found on the west side of the highway. Travel along this high-clearance dirt road about 12 miles to Jones Corral Guard Station. Phone 435-676-9300 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Keywords JOGS,DIXIE NF – FS Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Utah State Road Conditions Utah State Tourism Overview Jones Corral Guard Station is located on the Dixie National Forest, 12 miles west

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PINE VALLEY GUARD STATION

PINE VALLEY GUARD STATION, Utah Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From Exit 6 in St. George, Utah, turn north onto Bluff Street, which turns into Utah Highway 18 North; continue to follow for 27 miles. Turn east onto Pine Valley Highway and travel 6.9 miles into Pine Valley. From the Pine Valley stop sign, turn east onto Main Street and follow 2 miles to the Pine Valley Recreation Area. The Guard Station is located a quarter mile past the reservoir parking lot on the north side of the road. During winter months, there is a 1.5 mile cross-country ski, snowshoe or walk into the cabin from the winter trailhead at the entrance to the Pine Valley Recreation Area. Phone 435-652-3100 Activities BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, BIRDING, CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, AMPHITHEATER, SNOWSHOEING Keywords None Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Utah State Tourism Utah State Road Conditions Overview Pine Valley Guard Station is located in scenic

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PAYSON LAKES GUARD STATION

PAYSON LAKES GUARD STATION, Utah Campground Images, Info & Reservations

Directions From I-15, take exit 250 toward north Payson/Salem and proceed south on Main Street to 100 North/Highway 198. Travel east to 600 East. Turn south onto 600 East, which becomes the Nebo Loop Scenic Byway/Payson Canyon Road. Travel south along the Nebo Loop Road 015 until you see the Payson Lakes Guard Station sign on the right. Proceed up the driveway and through the gate. Phone SPANISH FORK RANGER DISTRICT 801-798-3571 OR UTAH RECREATION COMPANY 385-273-1100 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SCENIC DRIVE Keywords Related Link(s) Rec Area Info & Images Utah State Road Conditions Utah State Tourism Overview Payson Lakes Guard Station is located in the Uinta National Forest, approximately 13 miles south of Payson, Utah, along the Mount Nebo Scenic Byway. The Guard Station was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 as part of the New

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