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Horse Heaven Cabin


The Horse Heaven Cabin is a historic cabin that sits between two scenic wilderness areas in northeastern Idaho. It provides access to a variety of trails and recreational opportunities unique to the area. The cabin is equipped to handle equestrian campers, as well as adventurers of all types.


Facilities

The one-room, 16-by-18 cabin is equipped with two built-in bunk beds that can accommodate up to four people. It has a table and chairs, a propane cook stove, propane lantern and a wood stove for heat. Basic cooking and eating utensils are provided, as well as some cooking pots. Firewood for the stove is also available outside the cabin. A small stream may provide water during the summer, but it should be boiled or treated before it is used for drinking or cooking purposes. A vault toilet is provided in an outhouse behind the cabin. Guests will need to bring their own sleeping pads and bedding, as well as propane fuel for cooking and lighting. Guests will also need to bring water for drinking, cooking and cleaning during the fall and winter months. Food, matches, flashlights, toilet paper and garbage bags are not provided. Guests must carry out all trash and clean the cabin prior to their departure. The cabin is accessible most of the year by four-wheel drive and high-clearance vehicles. Winter access, however, is restricted to snowmobiles or cross country skiing up to 57 miles. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Nearby attractions

The cabin lies near the prehistoric southern Nez Perce Trail, which was used by Native American tribes as a seasonal migration and subsistence route between eastern Oregon and Idaho and the buffalo country in eastern Montana. Today, the dramatic winding road serves as a boundary between the heart of thousands of square miles of two designated wilderness. The area is some of the wildest land in the country and is well worth the time to explore.

Natural feaures

The cabin was built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps for use as a fireman's cabin. It is situated at an elevation of 7,100 feet on a road that divides the 1.2 million-acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the 2.3 million-acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas. While the cabin is on the edge of an open meadow, most of the area is covered by coniferous forests. Because of its size, the wilderness provides a secluded habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Large populations of mountain lions and grey wolves live in the area, as well as lynx, coyote, fox, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, moose, deer and black bears.

Recreation

Visitors to the area enjoy big and small game hunting, as well as for birds and waterfowl. Proper licenses are required to hunt within the Idaho and neighboring Montana. There are a variety of hiking and horseback riding trails in the area. The trails are also popular for cross country skiing, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Bicycles and motorized travel are not allowed within wilderness boundaries.


Driving directions to Horse Heaven Cabin

From Elk City, Idaho, travel southeast on Highway 14 and Forest Road 222. Continue east on Forest Road 468 for about 36 miles. From Darby, head south for 4 miles on Highway 93. On West Fork Road/Highway 473, continue past the 14-mile marker to the Nez Perce Road/Magruder Corridor Road. Turn west and go 57 miles on the paved, gravel, one-lane, steep road and turn south at the sign for Trail 28 and follow tracks to the cabin. High-clearance vehicles are required to access the cabin year-round. Maps may be purchased by calling the West Fork Ranger District.

Location and contact info

Newhorse Heaven, ID

For campground inquires, please call:406-821-3269

Camping with an RV

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Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Activities at Horse Heaven Cabin

Camping

Hiking

Wildlife viewing

Hunting

Biking

Winter sports


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