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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
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014 Season Dates
OverviewCaldwell 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Mailing Address:CALDWELL CABIN
PO BOX 469
ALPINE AZ 85920
Phone Number:Information: (928) 339-5000