Forest Service cabin rentals available on North Kaibab Ranger District

Jumpup Cabin on the North Kaibab Ranger District. Photo/Paul Grimm,USFS

Jumpup Cabin on the North Kaibab Ranger District. Photo/Paul Grimm,USFS

FREDONIA, Ariz. - The North Kaibab Ranger District has added a new cabin to the Kaibab National Forest's cabin rental offerings, which will be available for public use starting Nov. 23.

The rentals are part of Arizona's "Rooms with a View" cabin rental program. This program provides visitors with unique recreational opportunities to experience an overnight stay in a historic Forest Service cabin.

Built in 1906 and situated at the mouth of Jumpup Canyon, the historic Jumpup Cabin offers a panoramic view of Kanab Creek Wilderness, sitting within the southwestern portion of the Kaibab Plateau near the trailhead for Ranger Trail #41.

The rustic log structure is divided into two distinct areas. The first is a main living and cooking area that has a table and chairs and a small kitchenette with a washtub. The second is a bunkroom with two sets of double over double bunk beds. There is no electricity, running water or propane, but there is a wood-burning stove, which is the sole source of heat, and lanterns and cooking supplies are provided. Cabin renters need to bring their own water, food, firewood, sleeping bags, pillows, towels and personal accessories.

Outside there is an open-air composting toilet, a fire ring and picnic table. Guests are reminded that this is a Pack It In, Pack It Out site and are asked to practice Leave No Trace ethics in order to keep the cabin area nice for other users. More information about the cabin can be found at the Jumpup Cabin webpage www.fs.usda.gov.

The rental rate is $60 per night from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30 and May 1 to Nov. 30. Reservations for the rustic two-room cabin can be made at Recreation.gov.

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