Silverton Mountaintop Cabin
Southwest, Colorado, United States
Nestled at 12,000 feet in the heart of the San Juans, this beautifully finished, 1200 square foot mountain cabin is a stunning scenic retreat. Its vantage point on Picayune Gulch offers a panoramic view of the peaks and valleys of the rugged San Juan range, with the Animas River headwaters and the historic ghost town of Animas visible below.
Open June 1st through September 30th
Location and Access
The cabin is located 13 miles north of Silverton, CO. It is available June 1st through September 30th. 4x4 vehicle, ATV, dirt bike, or on foot only (vehicles must be high clearance 4WD). No trailers. Must be comfortable using maps and driving on mountain 4x4 roads.
Summer is prime season for this area’s outdoor recreation. With several 14,000 foot tall peaks nearby, the cabin provides ample opportunities for:
Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain biking, Jeeping, Four wheeling, Hunting
The cabin offers miles of wilderness to explore on foot, by bike, or by 4x4 vehicle. To make the most of your trip, check out these options:
Hiking from the bottom of Picayune Gulch via Grouse Gulch to access American Basin and Handies Peak (14,058)
Drive/Hike to the “Old 100 Boarding House.” This is very advanced. Be sure to do your research!
Fishing in the Animas River and beaver ponds below Eureka down into Silverton (anything above cement creek in Silverton)
4wheeling anywhere on the Alpine Loop: five stunning high mountain passes.
There are beds for more than 8 so you can take your pick and spread out. Yet, the maximum capacity for the cabin is 8. The 5 futons are between double and queen sized. All beds have mattress covers, pillows and pillow cases.
Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 futon
Bunk Room (Upstairs): 1 queen, 1 futon, 1 twin, 1 twin bunk bed
Bunk Room (Downstairs): 1 futon, 1 twin bunk bed
Living room: 2 futons
What you need to bring
Sleeping bag or bedding (mattress cover and pillow with pillowcase provided)
Food and drinking water (you may pump and purify stream water)
First Aid Supplies
Pets are not recommended. If you must bring your pet(s) we limit you to a maximum of 2, and it is $50/week/pet.
A one time fee of $100 will be added for any trip less than 3 nights
Maximum capacity of 8 people
$500 deposit due to reserve dates
Remaining balance due one week prior to arrival
$500 damage deposit required with final payment, in the form of a separate check, that will be retained until after guest departs.
Outdoor Solar Shower
Wood Burning Stove
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$400 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|