Pioneer Cabin

Pioneer Cabin, nestled high in the Pioneer Mountains, is an enduring legacy to Sun Valley's storied past. Built by Union Pacific Railroad as a ski hut in 1937, the cabin still provides shelter for spring skiers and a popular lunch spot for summer hikers. Perched at 9,400 feet, the cabins front steps offer breathtaking views of the Pioneer Mountains. The cabin can be accessed from the Pioneer Cabin Trail or from the North Fork Hyndman Creek Trail. Both trails involve somewhat strenuous climbs. Wildlife viewing is great, particularly for elk.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Ketchum, Idaho

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From Ketchum, go northeast on Forest Road #408, and east on Forest Road #137. Park at the trailhead and hike or ski about three miles.

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9400 ft