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Stay at a Forest Service Cabin


 Silesca Ranger Station located on the Uncompahgre Plateau is one of the Guard Stations available to rent.

Experience a traditional Forest Service Ranger Station on your next visit to the GMUG National Forest!

Forest Service Guard Stations are excellent destinations for a weekend getaway, family reunion, or a weeklong hunting trip. Several cabins are now available for weekday or weekend rental on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest. Three cabins are available for winter rentals (Jackson Guard Station, Matterhorn and Lone Cone ).  Depending on the cabin location, a number of outdoor recreational opportunities are just outside your door including hiking, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, motorized recreation, horseback riding, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and wildlife viewing. All summer/fall rental cabins are accessible by passenger vehicle via paved or dirt roads.

Reservations must be made at least 3-4 days in advance and cannot be made earlier than 6 months prior to the date of your arrival. Go to  recreation.gov for reservations on cabins available for rent on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest and other forests in this region.

 Grand Mesa

San Juan Mountains

Uncompahgre Plateau