Scorup Cabin Site
Scorup Cabin is a historic site located in the Dark Canyon Wilderness. It was originally the campsite for the cowhands who worked for the Scorups and the Somervilles, ranching families that settled in the area in the late 1800s. An oil company cabin was moved there by J.A. Scorup in the 1930s from Rig Canyon and used until the 1970s as a summer cow camp before being returned to the Forest Service for management. It has been preserved in the Wilderness area for its historical value.
Please be respectful of this site. Use caution in/around the cabin and do not stay overnight in it. There is a pipe with water coming out near the cabin at the mouth of Horse Pasture Canyon, although this water has a pretty bad taste. Always treat water found in the backcountry by filtering, boiling, or chemical treatment before using.
At a Glance
|Weather and snow melt will affect open and closing.
For directions to this site, please contact the Monticello Ranger District: 435-636-3340.