Elwood Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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The area around Elwood cabin offers a variety of recreational opportunities Access to the cabin in the summertime can be accomplished with just about any vehicle, however when the dirt roads are wet they tend to get slick. Summertime brings some great scenic tour opportunities in and around the Summitville area. You can try your luck at some great wild trout streams such as Iron Creek or Treasure Creek. Great hiking can be found around the area and in the breathtaking South San Juan Wilderness and adjacent San Juan National Forest. Fall brings spectacular color to the area, "a sight to see". Winter provides a variety of activities. Access to Elwood cabin in the winter requires snowmobile, snowshoes, or skis. The distance to the cabin is about 17 miles from highway 160 on FSR 380 aka Park Creek road. The EPA no longer plows the road to Summitville. There is a cleared parking lot about 1 mile up FDR 380, from Highway 160.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Entrance to Elwood Cabin may only be accessed from the Divide District side (South Fork/Del Norte). Access to FSR 667 near Elwood Pass and Forest Trail 707 to Crater Lake will be available from the south by way of FSR 250.
Reservations: Reservations and payment made through recreation.gov link in right column --> or call 877-444-6777.
Fees $50 per night 
Permit Info: $ 50.00 per night, plus a $9.00 non-refundable reservation fee.Please call the Forest Service office at 719-274-8971 one week before your stay to get combination to gate. Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance.
Open Season: January 1st
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: South Fork
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet,
Operated By: Conejos Peak Ranger District, 719-274-8971 Reserve through recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777

General Information

Directions: From Del Norte, take US 160 west to South Fork, continue West on 160 8 miles to Park Creek Rd. Go 15 miles on Park Creek Rd to Summitville Rd, stay right, cabin is about 2 miles on your left. From Pagosa Springs go East on Hwy 160 to the top of Wolf Creek Pass, continue on 160 9 miles to Park Creek Rd. Go 15 miles on Park Creek Rd to Summitville Rd, stay right, cabin is about 2 miles on your left.

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