Stub Creek Cabin

Larimer County, Colorado

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Stub Creek Cabin is located on the north end of the Laramie River Valley in north-central Colorado. It is a well-equipped cabin that provides guests with a comfortable stay and many modern amenities, as well as access to a variety of recreational opportunities. Visitors to the area enjoy hiking and horseback riding, as well as hunting and viewing wildlife. The cabin was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 and was originally used as lodging for the district ranger's family and Forest Service employees. It can be accessed by vehicle. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


Visitors to the area enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, horseback riding and backpacking along many trails within the surrounding forest. Off-highway vehicles (OHV) are permitted on nearby designated roads. There are no OHV routes on site at the Stub Creek cabin site.

Hunting and fishing are also available in the area and visitors are responsible for knowing the various rules and regulations. Wildlife viewing is also popular.


The cabin is fully furnished with indoor plumbing and electricity. It can accommodate up to five people and has two single beds with mattresses in each of the two bedrooms and a futon couch in the living room. The cabin is also equipped with a fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with running water, a stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Cooking pots and utensils, a table and chairs, as well as dishes and eating utensils are provided. A picnic table is available outdoors and the facility provides firewood and garbage collection services. Guests will need to bring their own bedding, including pillows, blankets and/or sleeping bags, as well as towels, toiletry items and food and beverages, and any other necessary personal items.

Natural Features

The cabin is about 75 miles from Fort Collins, in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland. It sits in an open area, at an elevation of 8,400 feet. The facility is surrounded by spruce, fir and lodgepole pine trees. Stub Creek passes through the area and is a short walk from the cabin.

Abundant wildlife, including moose, deer, elk, bear, and many bird species, make their home in the area.

Nearby Attractions

The town of Walden (pop. 600) is one hour southwest of Stub Creek cabin by car. It was named Colorado's moose viewing capital in 1995. Basic services are available there. Laramie, Wyoming (pop. 33,000) is a full-service town located a little over an hour's drive northwest of Stub Creek cabin.


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