Al Taylor Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open


Al Taylor Cabin is located adjacent to Steel Creek near the Continental Divide, at an elevation of 6,300 feet. Visitors come to this area for its beautiful scenery and solitude.

The cabin is surrounded by large douglas fir trees. It is near both Camas Meadows and the Continental Divide, providing incredible views.

The cabin can accommodate six people. The cabin has a wood cook stove and wood fireplace as well as propane lights. It provides a small dining table with four chairs. The beds are wooden bunk beds. Other amenities include a fire ring, charcoal grill, picnic tables and a vault toilet - all provided adjacent to the cabin.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The cabin is reservable during the winter until March 31st, 2019. Access only by snowmobiles, cross-country skiis, or snowshoes.
Operational Hours: May 15th - March 31st
Reservations: Must be reserved through
Fees $35/night
Open Season: May 15th - March 31st
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: June-September
Busiest Season: June-September
Closest Towns: Kilgore, Idaho
Water: Hand pump at Steel Creek CG
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:
  • Call the Dubois Ranger District office for the combination to the lock on the cabin and the gate. The Ranger District is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT and can be reached at (208) 374-5422.
  • This cabin is located in grizzly/black bear country. All food and coolers must be stored according to the Caribou Targhee National Forest Food Storage Order #04-15-117.
  • Guests should be aware of the risks of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more.
  • Bear-resistant garbage containers are provided.
  • Steel Creek Group Area is located adjacent to the cabin. Click here to reserve Steel Creek Group Area

General Information

General Notes:


  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bucket & Shovel
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Campfire Rings
  • Coleman Lantern (Fuel not provided)
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Corrals
  • Firewood
  • Propane Lights
  • Table & Chairs
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wood Stove


The cabin can be accessed by traveling west from Kilgore, Idaho, via Forest Road 006 approximately 8 miles to Forest Road 478. Travel Forest Road 478 to the Steel Creek Group Area. The cabin is located just outside of the group area and can be reached by driving through the group area to the cabin. The cabin can also be reached from I-15 at Stoddard Creek Exit. Exit at the Stoddard Creek Exit and travel east on Forest Road 006 approximately 13 miles to Forest Road 478.

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