Snow Peak Cabin

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Snow Peak Cabin RentalDepending on the season, visitors may ski, snowshoe, hike, mountain bike, or ride horses high into the backcountry and spend the night at this charming remote cabin high on a ridge in the Kettle Mountain Range. At an elevation of 6,400 feet, views from the Cabin stretch from the Cascades to the mountains of Canada and northern Idaho. Take in the spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and starry night skies.

Snow Peak Cabin is a quaint, rustic log cabin measuring 17 feet by 19 feet, and while it was constructed in 1995, it has the feel and charm of a historic landmark. It is well-equipped with a wood stove, table, sleeping cots, propane cook stove, basic cookware and cutlery, and solar lighting. There is no potable water on site. Visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing.

An outhouse and horse corrals are provided nearby. Please note firewood is hard to come by for the cabin.  Efforts to conserve and not burn fires outside is very important.

  • Availability: Snow Peak Cabin is available for rent all year.
  • Price and Capacity: $30 per night, per group, with a maximum of four occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the cabin.
  • Reservations: Reservations must be made at least two days in advance. The maximum-length stay is five consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov

History

Snow Peak Cabin was built through the cooperative efforts of the Snow Peak Shelter Alliance and the Colville National Forest. Construction took nearly three years and was completed in 1995. The Snow Peak Shelter Alliance consisted of volunteers from the Colville Outdoor Club, Kettle Range Ski Club, Kettle Ridge Riders Back Country Horsemen, and the Inland Empire Back Country Horsemen.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This facility will not be cleaned between users. Facilities will be cleaned and disinfected approximately every two weeks. The toilet will be cleaned and disinfected approximately every two weeks and is available for cabin users only. Cabin is available by reservation only. Fees will be charged.

General Information

Directions:

Winter Access: Use the Kettle Crest Trailhead located on top of Sherman Pass. At this point, visitors must park (a Sno Parks permit is required) and ski or snowshoe to the cabin. Follow the Kettle Crest South Trail #13 south one mile to the junction of the Sherman Loop Trail #72. Follow the Sherman Loop Trail #72 around the west side of Sherman Peak to the junction of the Kettle Crest Trail #13. Continue south on the Kettle Crest Trail #13 until you reach the cabin. Approximate distance one-way is five miles.

Summer and Fall Access: In addition to the above route, the Cabin may be reached via the Snow Peak Trailhead. At the trailhead, visitors must park and hike, bike or ride horses or stock to the cabin. Follow the Snow Peak Trail #10 east for approximately 2.7 miles to its junction with the Kettle Crest South Trail #13. Turn right on the Kettle Crest South Trail #13 and continue south for approximately 0.5 mile until you reach the cabin.


General Notes:

Please note firewood is hard to come by for the cabin.  Efforts to conserve, and not burn fires outside is very important.

  • Pets, horses and pack stock are welcome
  • No smoking

Amenities

  • Axe
  • Beds and foam pads
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Coleman stove
  • Cots
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Hitching rails
  • Horse corrals
  • No drinking water
  • Pit toilet
  • Pots and pans
  • No cell service
  • Solar and battery lights
  • Table and chairs
  • Wood stove

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
48.57361

  Longitude : 
-118.48917

  Elevation : 
6,215 feet

 

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