Summer access from West Yellowstone: Take U.S. Highway 287 to Forest Service Road 681, Red Canyon Rd, then to the Red Canyon Trailhead. Foloow Trail #205 approximatley 5 miles to Cabin Creek Trail, then 1 mile via hike, horse, mountain bike, or motorcylce to the cabin. Note: ATVs must park at the junction with trail #205 and use permitted methods to access cabin. Motorcyles can access cabin directly during allowed season.
ATV/UTV and motorcylce access is allowed July 16 – December 1 from the Teepee Creek Rd. 986 (Call Ranger station for Trail conditions and possible delays).
Winter access from West Yellowstone: The cabin is adjacent to the Big Sky Snowmobile Trail. North from West Yellowstone by snowmobile or car approximately 9.5 miles on U.S. Highway 191. Parking is available at the Fir Ridge Cemetery pullout. The Big Sky Snowmobile Trail starts on the north side of U.S. Highway 191 and runs approximately 11 miles to the cabin.
During the early summer and fall, guests are encouraged to call the Hebgen Lake Ranger District at (406) 823-6961 for road conditions and access to the cabin.
406-823-6961 (FOR CABIN AND ROAD INFORMATION – NO BOOKING)
CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING
CABN,GALLATIN NF – FS
Cabin Creek Cabin is a primitive, rustic, single-room structure that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It offers a few basic amenities, so guests will need to bring most of their own supplies and gear to ensure an enjoyable experience.
Cabin Creek Cabin is closed during the spring season due to weather and trail conditions. The cabin is open during the summer, fall, and winter months; June to March.
Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and they must bring several of their own amenities.
Cabin Creek is surrounded by hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails as well as ATV/UTV and motorcyles routes subject to seasonal restrictions and delayed open dates. Please contact the Hebgen Lake Ranger District to obtain open dates.
Hikers and equestrians have trailhead access to the Monument Mountain Unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, which climbs 10,995 feet in elevation to the Monument Peak. There is a hitching rail provided for stock use. The Big Sky Snowmobile Trail used to access the cabin in winter provides challenging backcountry snowmobiling.
The area offers excellent big game hunting opportunities in the fall.
The cabin can sleep up to three persons, with a maximum group size of four persons for overnight use. The cabin has a seven night maximum stay per group. The cabin has one bunk bed platform and three cots. A wood stove is available to heat the cabin, but firewood is not provided. Do not cut green trees for firewood. Basic cookware, dishes, an axe, shovel, broom, mop, and a table with chairs are provided.
An outhouse with a vault toilet is located outside and adjacent to the cabin. A hitching rail for stock is available. A meat pole for game meat has been installed about 150 yards behind the cabin.
Drinking water, electricity, and firewood are not provided. Guests need to bring their own water supply and firewood, since wood is scarce around the cabin. Garbage bags are also necessary for guests to pack out all trash. Limited cookware, dishware, and utensils are provided. It is recommended that campers bring their own for use.
Lanterns or flashlights are not provided. Items like bedding, dish soap, matches, first aid supplies, and extra toilet paper are not available. Guests are expected to clean the cabin prior to leaving.
The cabin sits at an elevation of approximately 8,700 feet, among a stand of mixed conifers. Middle Fork Cabin Creek flows nearby. The surrounding meadow and forests give way to the peaks of the Madison Range. The Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Cabin Creek Wildlife Management Area are nearby. Wildlife species in this area include grizzly bears, elk, gray wolves, bighorn sheep, deer, and moose.
Yellowstone National Park is approximately 20 miles from Cabin Creek Cabin, which makes it an ideal destination for a day trip.
The surrounding area also holds Hegben and Earthquake lakes as well as the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center