Stone Cellar Guard Station Cabin

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

in Saguache Park

Stone Cellar Guard Station is a remote cabin located just outside the boundary to the La Garita Wilderness area in Saguache Park, an enormous and breathtaking intermountain grassland. Located close to the Continental Divide, this cabin affords visitors seeking solitude and seclusion an opportunity for a real Wilderness experience. The cabin is located in a meadow with Saguache Creek flowing through it, affording visitors excellent fishing right out the back door. The cabin is also located near the Stone Cellar Campground (approximately 1/2 mile away) and is neighbor to a working cow camp, where visitors can witness real cowboys at work in the near distance during the summer months . In the fall, this cabin would also make a great big game hunting camp.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Seasonally opens mid May  and closes in late Nov.
Operational Hours: Check in time 2 pm, check out time is 12 noon. Access via combo locks.  Details will be sent by NRRS once reservation is completed.  Call the Saguache Ranger District, 719-655-2547, with questions.  Hours M-F 0800 - 1630, closed weekends & holidays.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $50/Night for single unit - Reservations and payment made through recreation.gov link in right column --> or call 877-444-6777.
Open Season: Closed November 15th Until
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Access via combo locks.  Details will be sent by NRRS once reservation is completed.  Call the Saguache Ranger District, 719-655-2547, with questions.  Hours M-F 0800 - 1630, closed weekends & holidays.  Renters are required to pack out all garbage. Make sure the fire in the outside fire ring is completely out. No hot coals above or below the surface of the soil. Clean the cabin, leaving it in the condition is was found or better. Please lock door when leaving. Be sure to close the gate when you leave. Lock entry gate.
Closest Towns: Gunnison, CO
Water: Yes - outside hand pump
Restroom: Yes - outside vault
Operated By: Forest Service - This cabin is part of the NRRS. Reserve this unit by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777

General Information

Directions:

This remote cabin is located 60 miles southwest of Saguache on Forest Road 787. To get to Saguache from Denver, travel about 185 miles south on Hwy 285. From Colorado Springs go south on Hwy 115 to Florence, then west on Hwy 50 to Salida, then south on Hwy 285, total of 165 miles. From Albuquerque travel about 57 miles north on I-25 to Santa Fe, to Hwy 285, then follow Hwy 285 to Saguache, a total of 275 miles. From Saguache, take Colorado Hwy 114, 22 miles northwest from Saguache. Follow Forest Road #750 (County Rd NN14) west/northwest 18.7 miles over Cochetopa Pass. Take Forest Road #787 south 21 miles back over the Continental Divide to the Stone Cellar Campground. Alternate route - Hwy 114, 34 miles northwest from Saguache, over North Pass. Take FR #804 south 4 miles to junction, east 1 mile to FR #787, then 21 miles south to the cabin.


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Scenic Driving

Forest road # 787 through Saguache Park provides views of Twin Peaks in the La Garita Wilderness and San Luis Peak, a 14,014 peak to the west and just beautiful scenery all around.

CorralsEasy
Vehicle Clearence4WD gravel
Size RestrictionsEasy

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets
Tent camping
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.019139

  Longitude : 
-106.681559

  Elevation : 
9,494

 



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