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Ashley Cabins

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Introduction

In 1905, President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt appointed Gifford Pinchot as chief of the newly formed U.S. Forest Service. In charge of managing national forests, Pinchot wanted his forest rangers to have adequate housing in which to live while working at their remote outposts.  

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All of the cabins in this list are rentable. Click on the Recreation.org button to reserve. 

Cabin List

 

Colton Guard StationColton Guard Station
Colton Guard Station was constructed in 1934 by men enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a Depression-era public works program. Ranger David Keddy lived and worked here during the summer of 1957 with his wife, Rita, who he had just married. The couple would often take a walk in the evening to see if they could see any wildlife.
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Paradise Guard StationParadise Guard Station
The earliest ranger stations were often makeshift, sometimes even built with their ranger’s own money. Rangers built Paradise Guard station in 1922. In 1929, the Bartlett Sawmill was built nearby and burned down in 1940.
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Trout Creek Guard StationTrout Creek Guard Station
Trout Creek Guard Station was constructed in 1934 by men enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a Depression-era public works program.
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Carter Military Trail YurtCarter Military Trail Yurt
This yurt is situated near the historic Carter Military Trail and the Highline trail. It is used as a warming station for snowmobilers during the snow season (November 1 to May 15). Camping here provides a more primitive experience in a natural setting.
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Summit Springs Guard StationSummit Springs Guard Station
Summit Springs Guard Station is located a couple of miles off the Sheep Creek Geological Loop southwest of Flaming Gorge in the high Uinta Mountain Range. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the complex in 1931 as part of Franklin D. A cabin and bunkhouse are located within the complex. The cabin will sleep eight and has a furnished sitting area, kitchen stocked with pots and pans, and bathroom (two flush toilets and two showers).
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Grizzly Ridge Yurt LookoutGrizzly Ridge Yurt Lookout
This yurt provides year-round primitive lodging for forest visitors. Pines and aspens surround the site, offering some shade. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant.
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Limber Flag Yurt Lookout/CabinLimber Flag Yurt Lookout
The Limber Flag Yurt is located on the Ashley National Forest at approximately 9,000 feet in elevation. It is approximately 20 air miles north of Vernal, Utah and provides year-round primitive lodging for Forest visitors. The Yurt is open for reservations all months except November, April and May.This facility is approximately 314 ft. (<20 ft. diameter) and has limited amenities.
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