Jumpup Cabin

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Jumpup Cabin #10_Exterior Uphill

Since the 1900s, Jumpup cabin has been used by ranchers as well as the Forest Service, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a panoramic view of Kanab Creek Wilderness, the cabin sits on the edge of Jumpup canyon. From the front door you take in a wide open expanse of red rock descending into canyon walls below, lined with juniper, pinyon, yuccas, sage and cliffrose.

With an elevation of 5,500 feet and a predominantly southern exposure, this site is hotter and drier than many other areas in the forest. There is no water at the cabin site, but a short .25-mile hike down the Ranger trail will take you to Lower Jumpup spring, a perennial spring configured to a holding tank.

Jumpup cabin is located at the trailhead of Ranger Trail #41, a 17-mile trail that winds through Kanab Creek Wilderness. Hiking this area is very popular in the spring and fall months, but is discouraged during the hottest summer months. Water is scarce and some route-finding is required.

For a story map on of the Kaibab National Forest cabin rentals go to the KNF Cabin Rentals.

To see more photos of Jumpup Cabin, along with other images of our cabin rentals, go to "Kaibab Cabin Rentals" Images Album.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Generally open early May to early November, depending on weather. For specific dates and reservations contact Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777.
Reservations: Make 1 day to 6 months in advance at Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777; TTY/Hearing toll-free 877-833-6777; Intl 518-885-3639. No walk-in's.
Fees The rental rate is $60 per night.
Restrictions:
  • Please do not bring wood onto the forest from other locations outside the local area.
  • No RV’s please.
  • Do not block trailhead access for other visitors.
  • No camping outside.
  • No pets permitted, except service animals.
Closest Towns: Located approximately 2 hours from the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, 2.5 hours from Zion National Park, and 2 hours from Fredonia, Arizona and Kanab, Utah.
Water: No electricity, running water, or propane. You must provide your own water.
Restroom: An open-air composting toilet is available.
Information Center:

General Information

Parking:

Limited parking for just two vehicles; no RV’s please. Do not block trailhead access for other visitors.


Accessibility:

Cabin Accessibility: Please check your confirmation letter for the cabin door lock combination code.


Directions:

Kanab Creek Wilderness Access Map

Road Advisory: All roads to Jumpup cabin are generally suitable for passenger cars during ideal weather conditions. However, roads are impassible in snow or deep mud. Carry a spare tire, tire repair kit, air compressor, and tow strap. Be prepared for worst-case contingencies! To find updated road conditions visit the Arizona Department of Transportation website at www.azdot.gov.

From Fredonia, AZ: Travel on State Route 89a south 1 mile to Forest Road (FR) 22. Take a right onto FR22. Follow FR22 for approximately 30 miles (the pavement ends after approximately 19 miles). From FR22 take FR447 west (right turn) to the junction of the FR234 (4 miles), this is a long and windy road, be patient. Take a right onto FR427 and continue for .25 miles and then left on FR234; on FR234 and drive 9 miles to FR324. Take a left onto FR423 and follow for 1 mile to Jumpup cabin.

From Jacob Lake, AZ: Travel south onto State Route 67 towards Grand Canyon National Park for.25 miles, take a right onto FR 461 (at Allen's trail rides). Continue down FR461 for 5 miles (this a very steep and windy road with very little shoulder, drive SLOW), at the bottom of the hill stay right onto FR462; this will eventually intersect the FR22. Turn left onto FR22 and stay on this road for approximately 10 miles to the intersection of FR447. Take FR447 west (right turn) to the junction of the FR234 (4 miles), this is a long and windy road, be patient. Take a right onto FR427 and continue for .25 miles and then left on FR234; on FR234 drive 9 miles to FR324. Take a left onto FR423 and follow for 1 mile to Jumpup cabin.


General Notes:

Cooking & Heating: A small wood stove is available; you will need to provide your own wood.

Seasonality: Weather conditions on the Kaibab plateau can vary greatly between seasons, be prepared before heading out.

Seasonal Weather Averages:

  • May: 40 F (low); 75 F (high)
  • July: 51 F (low); 89 F (high)
  • Oct: 35 F (low); 69 F (high)

Weather Information:  Please visit the National Weather Service (NOAA)


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.5853639

  Longitude : 
-112.5470611

  Elevation : 
5,500 feet

 



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