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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Chena River State Recreation Area

Colorado Creek Cabin

Colorado Creek Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - ATV, Hiking, Biking; Winter - Ski, Snowshoe, Snowmachine, Dog Team
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 12' x 16'
★ Heating Method: Wood Stove (Bring your own)


★ Fire Ring
★ Wood Stove
★ Table and Seats
★ Broom and Ash Scoop
★ Saw and Axe

Check out the video tour of the Colorado Creek Cabin!

This cabin was built by volunteers and has four single plywood platform bunks.

Winter access: by snowmachine, dog team, skis, or snowshoe. Access the cabin at 31.6 Chena Hot Springs Road.

Summer access: by 4 wheeler, or other approved travel mode appropriate for the season, at the Compeau Trail head at 29.8 mile Chena Hot Springs Road. Follow blue and black diamonds at the Compeau Trail and blue diamonds on the winter use trail at 31.6 mile. Hikers can access both trails, however, the winter trail is extremely wet during the summer.

See Map for Location Details

GPS: N 64° 59.89' W146° 13.79'

Special Notes:
Note: This trail is closed each spring during break-up from early April through late May. For more information and trail openings contact the Northern Area office at (907) 451-2698.

** Pets must be under control at all times and you are responsible for cleaning up your pet's waste.

Pack out everything you pack in.

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Important Info

Once you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Reserve America with important information about the cabin. Print out this confirmation e-mail and bring it with you to the cabin. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of making the reservation, please contact the reservation call center at 1-844-351-9733 9am-5pm..

Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
  • Food
  • Cookware, dishes, utensils
  • Cooking stove and fuel
  • Matches, lighters, paper fire starter
  • 9-volt battery for smoke detectors
  • First aid items
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Jug of water
  • Saw or ax, just in case
  • Firewood
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern and fuel

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700