Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Horse Heaven Cabin

Horse Heaven Cabin sits in a beautiful meadow and was built by the CCC in 1939 as a firemen’s cabin. It sits in Idaho within the road corridor between the 1.2 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the 2.3 million acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.  This one room log cabin is cozy (16'x18') and will accomodate four people. There are two sets of built-in bunkbeds. You will need to bring your own sleeping pads, there are no mattresses. The cabin has a wood stove for heating and a coleman gas stove for cooking. Firewood is provided but the liquid coleman fuel for the cooking stove and lantern is not. A small stream south of the cabin will provide water in the summer but should be boiled before using. We recommend you bring drinking water. An outhouse is close by. Be sure and bring your own toilet paper. Pack it in - Pack it out.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Horse Heaven Cabin will be closed for the 2014 season.
Operational Hours: Horse Heaven Cabin is available to rent beginning July 6, 2013.  Check-in is at 2:00 p.m. and check-out is at 12:00 p.m.
Reservations: Reserve by visiting or by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777.
Fees $25/Night. Call the West Fork Ranger Station at (406)821-3269 for the current combination for the lock on the door, a week in advance of your arrival.
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Limit of 4 people for this cabin.  No Garbage Service;  Pack it in - Pack it out.
Closest Towns: Darby, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Outhouse
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Darby, MT travel south 4.3 miles on Highway 93, turn south on the West Fork Road and procede for approximately 14.3 miles. Turn west on Forest Road 468, Nez Perce Road and travel for approximately 54 miles (Nez Perce Rd becomes Magruder Corridor which becomes Nez Perce Trail Rd.) Turn south (left) on to Newhorse Heaven and travel 0.1 miles to the cabin.


Primitive road; Summer access by high clearance vehicles or pick-up; Winter access is 57 miles by snowmobile or X-country skiing.



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