Hull Cabin

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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Located just one mile south of the Grand Canyon, Hull Cabin is the oldest surviving historic cabin near the Grand Canyon’s south rim. This rustic cabin was built in the late 1880s as part of a sheep ranch, and was acquired by the Forest Service in 1907 for use as a ranger station. In 1985, the cabin was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Hull Cabin is located in a secluded stand of mature ponderosa pine trees. The location provides easy access to 360° views from Grandview Lookout Tower, hiking, equestrian and mountain biking opportunities on the Arizona Trail, and fishing at Russell Tank. The small Hull Tank, located on the cabin grounds, is a prime watering hole for wildlife including elk, mule deer, black bear, wild turkey, javelina and numerous birds and raptors. If you are lucky enough, you may even be able to spot a California condor.

Hull Cabin - Additional Facility Information and Reservations

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For more info, call the Tusayan Ranger District office at (928) 638-2443. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Generally open April 1 to Oct. 1, depending on weather.
Reservations: Reservations may be made 1 day to 6 months in advance online at or by phone: 877-444-6777; International 518-885-3639.
Open Season: May 1 - October 1
Restrictions: Pets are not permitted in the cabin or bunkhouse, except service animals. Smoking is prohibited inside the cabin or bunkhouse.

General Information

General Notes:

Amenities: The cabin has a capacity for up to 6 people for overnight stays. The cabin contains 1 bedroom, a living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. The shower house contains a vault toilet and two shower stalls with solar shower attachments. (Visitors must bring their own solar-shower bladder bags for shower use.) The bedroom contains two sets of twin-sized bunk beds, and there is one queen-sized futon in the living room. There is hauled water available with indoor plumbing. Kitchen contains an oven, stove, refrigerator with freezer, dishes, utensils, pots, pans and some cleaning supplies.

Things you'll need to bring: food, bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags), towels (bath and kitchen), trash bags, warm clothing, dishwashing soap, flashlight, solar shower bladder bags, axe for splitting wood for outdoor fire pit.

Fires built in the cabin's woodstove or in the fire-ring outside of the cabin must be completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving the cabin for the day and before checking out of the cabin at the end of your reservation. Often the summer season brings fire restrictions on National Forest lands where this cabin is located. When such restrictions are in place, information will be posted at the cabin for your convenience. If a Forest Closure is implemented, this cabin will also be closed. In the event of a Forest Closure, please check with the reservation service about the refund policy.


Access #1: The cabin is located approximately 16 miles east of the town of Tusayan on a graded gravel road. Take FR 302 east from Highway 64/180, just south of the Grand Hotel in Tusayan. Turn left at the junction of FR 302 amd FR 310, follow FR 310 for one & one-half miles, turn right on FR 307 and follow the signs to Hull Cabin, approximately 1.5 miles.

Access #2: (Note: Access #2 requires an entrance fee into the Grand Canyon National Park.) Via Arizona Highway 64 in the Grand Canyon National Park, from the South Entrance Station, drive north 4 miles to a right turn on AZ 64. Follow AZ 64 east approximately 8.7 miles where you will see a left turn sign for Grandview Point. Continue driving east on AZ 64 for two more miles. An Arizona Trail sign indicates a right turn onto a Park Service gravel road. Follow this road (which will become FR 310) 1.5 miles to FR 307, take a left and follow the signs to Hull Cabin approximately 1.5 miles.

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