About This Campground
Piney Guard Station is a rustic cabin that was constructed in the 1930s as a work station for Forest Service crews. This 14 by 22-ft. structure has a single room and is built from logs. It is open both summer and winter with spring and late fall closures.
The cabin is conveniently…
- Max Length: 10 ft.
- Drive InPark next to your campsite
Piney Guard Station is located in Colorado
Take I-70 east from Grand Junction, CO, about 126 miles or heading west from Denver about 119 miles to exit 157. Take Highway 131 north through the town of Wolcott about 5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road #700 (Muddy Pass Road). From this location, you must follow seasonal access directions to the cabin, as detailed below: Summer season During the summer season (early June until mid-November), it is recommended to use a high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle. If you choose to use a 2 -wheel drive vehicle or SUV, your must park at the intersection with Forest Road #700 and #744, which is 3 miles away from the cabin. From this location, one must hike or mountain bike to the cabin with gear and supplies. Off Highway Vehicle (OHV/ATV) may be permitted to access the cabin via Forest Roads #700 and #744; call the Ranger District ahead of time. Winter season Accessing the cabin during the winter season (December 1 to late April) depends on snowpack. During high snowpack, park at the intersection with Forest Road #700 and Highway 131. From here, travel via snowmobile, skis, or snowshoes on Forest Road #700 for approximately 7 miles. Then, turn onto Forest Road #744 and travel 3 miles to the cabin. If the snow is minimal, you may be able to use a high clearance 4-wheel drive to the gravel pit area, which is just past the intersection with Forest Road #700 and #744 and approximately 7 miles from Highway 131. From the gravel pit area, snowmobile, ski, or snowshoe on Forest Road #744 for approximately 3 miles to the cabin.