Lone Cabin #876


The Lone Cabin Trail #876 begins at an intersection with Forest Service Road 798 and ends at Beaver Reservoir. The first portion of the trail follows an old jeep road and can be traveled with 4x4 vehicles as it travels through brush country down to cross the South Fork of Minnesota Creek. From there it generally follows the drainage as it slowly climbs to the south. The farther south the trail goes the more eroded and difficult it becomes until it eventually becomes an ATV trail. ATVs can be used to follow the trail to its end at Beaver Reservoir. The trail passes through country frequented by deer, elk and domestic cattle.

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At a Glance

Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to hiking, horseback riding, mountain bikes, motorcycles, OHVs, and Jeeps. The Gates on Lone Cabin Road and Beaver Reservoir Road are closed by the BLM in the spring until May 1, for winter elk range and calving.
Closest Towns: Paonia, CO

General Information


Beaver Reservoir:

From Paonia: Travel east on Minnesota Creek Road for approximately 5.3 miles to a “Y” in the road. Stay to the right, at the National Forest Boundary Minnesota Creed Rd. becomes Forest Service Road #710, Beaver Reservoir Road. Continue on FSR #710 for approximately 5.8 miles. Parking is on the south side of Beaver Reservoir where the trail begins.

Lone Cabin Reservoir:

From Paonia: Travel east on Minnesota Creek Road for approximately 0.9 miles to the intersection with Dry Gulch Road. Turn right onto Dry Gulch and continue for approximately 1.4 miles, around the Hidden Valley Subdivision, to the intersection with the Lone Cabin Road. Turn left onto Lone Cabin Road, in approximately 2.5 miles Lone Cabin becomes Forest Service Road #798 at the National Forest Boundary. Continue for another 1.75 miles to the intersection with the Lone Cabin Trail.


Beaver Reservoir:

T. 14 S.; R. 90 W.; Section 22. U.S.G.S. Map: Minnesota Pass. Elevation: 8,149 feet. Latitude: N38.817, Longitude: W-107.442.

Lone Cabin Reservoir:

T. 14 S.; R. 91 W.; Section 24. U.S.G.S. Map: Paonia. Elevation: 7,958 feet. Latitude: N38.83, Longitude: W-107.49



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  Area/Length : 
5 miles

  Elevation : 
7,500 - 9,200 ft


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