Roberts Cabin is one of the most recognized historic cabins in Pike & San Isabel National Forests. The primitive cabin dates back to the mining and railroad era of the 1880s, and is eligible for placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
Through the ages, the structure has been used as a residence, a blacksmith’s shop, and stables. In 1993, the piece of history was preserved and converted for use as a cabin rental.
Roberts Cabin is located in the South Park Ranger District, which includes South Park, part of the Mosquito Range, Eleven Mile Canyon, Jefferson Lake Recreation Area, the Tarryall Mountains, and the Puma Hills.
The cabin offers expansive views of the surrounding mountains and is located at the base of Boreas Pass, a 11,492 foot high mountain pass that was once traversed by the railroad. Wildlife sightings may include elk, deer, black bear, golden eagles, and the great horned owl.
Bird and wildlife watching are popular pastimes. In summer, many hiking trails are available to explore, this includes the nearby Gold Dust Trail that winds around Little Baldy Mountain and up towards Boreas Pass.
Winter recreation like cross country skiing and sledding are available, but the cabin is closed in peak winter months from December to April.
This is a remote, two-story log cabin, with one room on each floor and a steep staircase leading up to the top floor. Up to eight guests may sleep here; bedding includes two double beds, two single beds, and a sleeper sofa. Lanterns and a wood stove are provided, and a vault toilet is outside. Parking can accommodate up to four vehicles.