2014 Construction: Caldwell Cabin will be undergoing construction and remodeling projects starting in 2014. Work will be taking place on the river a mile from the cabin and may affect your stay. If you plan to visit during this time, we suggest you call to confirm current construction conditions.
Wildfire Damage Alert: The 2011 Wallow Fire affected this area. Falling trees and other hazards still exist; be aware when entering the forest. All open areas are subject to closure at any time if safety conditions change. High-clearance vehicles are recommended.

For more information, visit www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf or call the Alpine Ranger District at 928-339-5000.

CALDWELL CABIN, AZ

Caldwell Cabin allows up to six visitors to step back in time to a more rustic and historical era in eastern Arizona. Originally constructed in the 1920s, it was a one-room homestead, but the cabin was expanded around 1940, to include a bathroom, small bedroom and living room with...
Status: Closed through Sun Apr 27 2014   Season Dates

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  • No cell phone coverage
  • Fireplace fires must be completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving
  • Fire restriction information will be posted at the cabin, if applicable; forest closures include the closure of this facility
  • Pets are allowed at the cabin, but not on the furniture; please clean up after pets
  • This facility is in the Mexican grey wolf recovery area; keep close watch or restrain your pet
  • Tread lightly and stay on designated roads complying with regulations applicable to your vehicle
  • This is a high elevation facility; use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • The cabin's water is hauled from a potable water source; please be conservative with water use
  • Be bear aware; keep all food and trash indoors or out of site and locked inside a hard-sided vehicle
  • Click here for more information about Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
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CALDWELL CABIN NONELECTRIC 6 40
Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Caldwell Cabin allows up to six visitors to step back in time to a more rustic and historical era in eastern Arizona. Originally constructed in the 1920s, it was a one-room homestead, but the cabin was expanded around 1940, to include a bathroom, small bedroom and living room with a fireplace. Visitors can relax on the front porch and take in the scenic views, or head out for a day of nearby hiking, mountain biking or fishing.

The cabin can be accessed by driving approximately 30 miles southwest of the town of Alpine. Some of the roads are gravel. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet, in the White Mountains of Arizona. It is nestled among tall ponderosa pine trees and overlooks a large grassy meadow. Because of the high elevation, summer temperatures are pleasant and cool, providing a nice respite from the heat of lower deserts.

Recreation:

A short drive takes visitors to the Black River Mainstream Trail, which is great for mountain biking and hiking. The Black River is a popular fishing spot for trout anglers. From the cabin, guests can watch the sunset from the front porch, dine by the fireplace or walk across the meadow to an overlook of the river.

Facilities:

The cabin has many amenities to help visitors feel right at home. The kitchen is equipped with a table and chairs, propane stove, propane refrigerator, solar-powered lights, a sink and fold-down bed from the original homestead. Kitchen supplies include pots, pans, utensils, dishes, a coffeepot and can opener.
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There are two picnic tables and a campfire ring in front of the cabin, and two Adirondack chairs on the porch. Lawn chairs are not provided, but are a nice addition if guests would like to bring their own.

Visitors must supply their own bedding (including pillows), towels, flashlights, garbage bags, dish washing supplies, toilet paper, food, axe for splitting firewood, and matches and newspaper for starting fires in the fireplace. The cabin has no electricity or phone. Extra warm clothes and rain gear are suggested.

Users must pack out all food and trash and clean the cabin thoroughly, including dishes, floors and counters, prior to checking out of the cabin. Lights and appliances must also be turned off and the doors locked.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors can explore endless vistas and take part in many outdoor activities in the surrounding Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, which encompasses 2 million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona and New Mexico.

Booking Window
Tue Apr 29 2014 - Sat Oct 25 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon Apr 28 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Bed(s)
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Campfire Circles
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Drinking Water
  • Fireplace
  • Flush Toilets
  • Lights
  • Mattress(es)
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • River Access
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 28 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $110.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.74639, -109.36917
33°44'47"N, 109°22'9"W

Caldwell Cabin is located approximately 30 miles southwest of Alpine, Arizona and is accessible via Forest Service roads 26 or 276.

From Springerville, take U.S. Highway 180/191 to the town of Alpine. Continue south on Highway 180/191 for about 15 miles, towards Hannagan Meadows. Turn right on Forest Service Road 26, at mile marker 240, and continue approximately 11 miles to the intersection. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 24 and go approximately three miles to the junction of Forest Service roads 25 and 276. Turn left and go just over a mile to Forest Road 25H. Turn left and proceed about one mile. At the sign for Caldwell, turn left. Open the gate with the key provided with the combination to the cabin. Keep the gate closed and locked at all times. All Forest Service roads are gravel.

From Clifton, travel north on U.S. Highway 180/191 for approximately 55 miles. The road is paved and is extremely curvy, gaining 4,500 ft. in elevation; use caution and drive slowly (allow three hours from Clifton to the first turnoff). Vehicles longer than 40 feet are not allowed on the lower portion of 180/191. Turn left on Forest Service Road 26, at mile marker 240 and follow approximately 11 miles to the intersection. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 24 and continue approximately three miles to the junction of Forest Service roads 25 and 276. Turn left and go just over a mile to Forest Road 25H. Turn left and proceed about one mile. At the sign for Caldwell, turn left. Open the gate with the key provided with the combination to the cabin. Keep the gate closed and locked at all times. All Forest Service roads are gravel.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CALDWELL CABIN
PO BOX 469
ALPINE AZ 85920

Phone Number:

Information: (928) 339-5000