DEVILS PASS CABIN

Overview

Devil’s Pass Cabin is a rustic cabin in a remote area of south-central Alaska along the popular Resurrection Pass Trail. Visitors enjoy the alpine vistas, hiking and hunting, among other outdoor recreation opportunities.

The cabin can be accessed by hiking, biking, skiing, horseback or snowmobiling. Snowmobiles are only allowed on the Resurrection Pass trail every other year. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Recreation

Devil’s Pass Cabin is one of nine Forest Service cabins that lie along the 38 miles of the Resurrection Pass Trail. Visitors enjoy exploring the trail and viewing abundant wildlife found in the area. Fishing is available in a variety of nearby lakes and creeks, although each requires a hike. Fishing equipment is not provided at the cabin.

In season, visitors hunt for moose, black and brown bears, Dall sheep, mountain goats, caribou and wolves in the surrounding forest.

Facilities

The log cabin has bunk space for six and a maximum. occupancy of eight people. It is equipped with counter space, a table, and benches. The cabin has an oil stove, visitors must bring #1 stove oil to heat the cabin; a minimum of one gallon of stove oil is recommended (one gallon will burn for approximately 10 hours on a medium heat setting). An outhouse is provided outside the cabin.

There is no electricity, potable water, mattresses, bedding or cooking utensils at the cabin. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove, cooking gear and food. Water taken from the lakes or streams should be treated or boiled before consumption.

Natural Features

The cabin is located at the intersection of Devil’s Creek Trail and Resurrection Pass Trail, in the Kenai Mountains of south-central Alaska. It sits in an alpine valley, closely surrounded by mountains and not far from Devil’s Pass Lake.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the surrounding forest. For more information on access and regulations pertaining to this cabin, trail conditions, safety precautions and outdoor safety and ethics, please contact the Seward Ranger District.The cabin is about 10 miles from the Devil’s Creek Trailhead. 17.2 miles from Resurrection Pass South Trailhead and 21.6 miles from the Resurrection Pass North Trailhead. Refer to USGS map Seward C8. Maps are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at 907-288-3178.

Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions, call the district office. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30, and is open to over-snow motorized vehicles from Dec. 1 to April 30 every other winter season, beginning with the winter of 2007-2008. It is closed to motorized vehicles every other winter season beginning with the 2008-2009 winter season.