Eagle County (in partnership with Colorado Open Lands and Gates Family Foundation) acquired a 34-acre property on the Colorado River located just upstream from Burns in late 2014. Along with the land we acquired a nifty one-room cabin. We are making it available to the public through our website at Open Space - Spencer's Cabin - Eagle County
The cabin can only be accessed from the river, there is no public road access. The fee is $25 per night and is non-refundable. Use requires a reservation. Our Ranger will be patrolling.
A few other things you should know:
1. There is no toilet or water supply, you must bring a portable toilet system
2. There is no power at the cabin
3. There is no cell service in the area
4. The cabin is just upstream from mile marker 44 on the new Upper Colorado River Recreation Guide, which I've attached. The nearest put in is Catamount. There is a primitive take out in Burns near the railroad tressle.
5. No cooking is permitted inside the cabin.
6. You must bring all your own sleeping gear and cooking gear.
7. Users absolutely must stay off the railroad tracks
, this is an active railroad.
8. This is a primitive cabin, don't expect the Marriott.
9. There is a fire pit, but for the meantime you'll need to bring your own firewood. After we collect a few user fees we may splurge and deliver a cord of wood.
10. Please leave the cabin and surrounding area in better condition than you found it. This is an experiment and the cabin's continued availability depends on how well the site is cared for.
11. This property was mainly acquired to protect outstanding wildlife habitat, you may see bighorn sheep, river otters, bear, deer, elk, beaver, bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, or even sage grouse. Please keep noise to a minimum and otherwise respect wildlife. Pack out all food waste, wrappers, cans, etc.
Attached are a few photos, as well as the newly completed Upper Colorado River Recreation Guide.
Please call me if you have questions,
Eagle County Open Space