Spencer Bench Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The newest cabin on the Chugach National Forest, located at 1,900' elevation overlooking Spencer Glacier.  Alpine meadows just above cabin offer excellent off-trail exploring; nearby creek for water.  15' x 17' trapper-style cabin with wooden bunks (no mattresses), table, counter, kerosene heater, fire extinquisher, and separate outhouse.  Bring cook stove, cooking utensils and all items you'll need to be comfortable, including during the hike up 1,800' over 5 miles, from the Spencer Whistle Stop Train station. 

Glacier Discovery Train: 2021 scheduled service Anchorage to Whittier, May 15 & 22, 2021; Anchorage to Whittier & Spencer Glacier, May 29 - June 4, 2021; Full route, June 5 – September 6, 2021 https://www.alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-train/schedules 

2021 Alaska Railroad Spencer Bench Cabin rental season -  June 1 - September 5, 2021 Reservations open in March 2021. 

view from front porch of Spencer Bench Cabin spencer glacier and lake from above cabin outhouse and cabin site bunks at Spencer Bench Cabin inside of Spencer Bench Cabin

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Cabin is available year round.
Reservations: During the Alaska Railroad passenger season (June-September), the Spencer Bench Cabin can be reserved through the Alaska Railroad by calling the Reservation hotline 1-800-544-0552.  Outside of the Railroad's passenger season reservations for this cabin can be made at Recreation.gov.
Area Amenities: Accessible
Fees Per night price is $85. When the cabin is rented through www.recreation.gov (mid-September to mid-June) a non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation.


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