COWPUNCHER GUARD STATION, UT

Cowpuncher Guard Station is located about 20 miles northeast of Escalante, Utah, in a meadow surrounded by pines and aspens. A small trout stream runs in front of the cabin. Summer days are warm and nights are cool. Popular activities include stream fishing, hiking, mountain biking...
Status: Closed through Sun May 04 2014   Season Dates

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  • Site access is difficult; about 14 miles of the road is gravel, with some steep sections.
  • Water is shut off before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.
  • Water may not be available.
  • There is no electricity.
  • Please leave the cabin clean for the next occupant.
  • Fees are nonrefundable.
  • Use is limited to a maximum of 7 persons.
  • Same day reservations are allowed.
  • Camping is not allowed at this site. Please do not use tents, motor homes, or RVs. No saddle, pack or draft animals are allowed.
  • ATVs are allowed for ingress and egress only.
  • You are responsible for the removal of your own trash from the cabin. Please bring garbage bags. This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility.
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    COWGS CABIN NONELECTRIC 7 10
    Pets Allowed - no
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    Overview

    Overview

    Cowpuncher Guard Station is located about 20 miles northeast of Escalante, Utah, in a meadow surrounded by pines and aspens. A small trout stream runs in front of the cabin. Summer days are warm and nights are cool. Popular activities include stream fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and big game hunting.

    This rustic two-room cabin sleeps four people comfortably on one double bed and one set of bunk beds with mattresses. No linens or bedding are provided. A couch, propane cook range, propane refrigerator, hot water heater, wood cook stove, lanterns, and indoor shower are provided. An outhouse is located just down a trail from the cabin. Some dishes, pots and pans are provided.

    Booking Window
    Wed Apr 23 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

    Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Mon May 05 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Pit Restroom
    • Bird Watching
    • Dishes & Tableware
    • Firewood
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Photography
    • Pots & Pans
    • Scenery
    • Sightseeing
    • Table
    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:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    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
    May 05 2014 -
    Nov 30 2014
    CABIN NONELECTRIC $45.00

    *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):
    37.97972, -111.65611
    37°58'47"N, 111°39'22"W

    From Highway 12 in Escalante, turn north on 300E. Drive 14 miles to the junction of Forest Roads 154 and 153. Continue on FR153 for 4.5 miles. Turn left on FR145 toward Blue Spruce Campground. Travel 0.7 miles to Cowpuncher Gate. Cabin is 0.2 miles past the gate.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    COWPUNCHER GUARD STATION
    P.O BOX 246
    ESCALANTE UT 84726

    Phone Number:

    Project Office:(435)826-5499
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