Snow Survey Cabin

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Winter 2012

*This rental site is temporarily closed to ensure safe social distancing. The MBRTB continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and evaluate potential impacts and adjustments to reservations and our reservation policies through Reservation holders will be notified via email and/or cell phone text messages if there are any changes affecting their reservation and full refunds will be offered. Please remember to review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and focus on recreating safely while protecting yourself, Forest Service employees and our volunteers.


The Snow Survey Cabin provides visitors with a rustic accomodation on the Snowy Range. The cabin, located just off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway at nearly 10,000 feet elevation is available for rent year round. This is an excellent cabin to enjoy everything from warm summer evenings to the weekend snowmachining or cross country skiing. The one room cabin can accommodate up to four people on two sets of bunk beds. There is a propane cook stove/heater, and solar lights. West access to the cabin during the winter months is one mile from the upper "chains end" gate. A lower closure gate is six mile from the cabin. Winter renters access the cabin via snowmachine, skis, or snowshoes.  There is no indoor plumbing, a vault toilet is located outside. Plan to bring water with you.  Basic cooking and eating utensils, plates, knives, forks, spoons, cups, and basic pots and pans are furnished. If you use these items, they need to be cleaned and put away after use. The garbage is pack in, pack out. Recreational opportunities accessible from the cabin are almost unlimited. In summer months a vast hiking trail system that accesses the highest elevations of the Snowy Range including Medicine Bow Peak is nearby. Fishing is available at many alpine lakes and streams including the very popular Mirror Lake Day use site. Winter brings deep snow for the snowmachiner or crosscountry skier.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Available year-round. Cabin can be driven to during the Summer and Autumn. Winter access is by snowmobile, skis or snowshoes. Reserve cabin through
Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 6 months in advance.
Rentals & Guides: Reservations can be made by calling 877-444-6777 or at
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees $50/night, by reservation only.
Open Season: January
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Saratoga, WY
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Saratoga: Travel south on Hwy 130 for 8 miles to the Hwy 130/230 junction. Turn left (east) on Hwy 130 and drive 20 miles to National Forest Road 257.  Turn onto Road 257 and continue for approximately 100 yards to the cabin. Winter access requires parking at the  'chains end' closure gate, approximately one mile west of the cabin and using a snowmachine, skis, or snowshoes to reach the cabin.

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