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Red-tail Round House @ 22 West

  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathroom

The location is ideal for getting off the grid, enjoying nature and hiking, biking, xc ski or snowshoe on our Elk Run Trail. 4wd preferred travel in winter. Parking is approximately 200 feet below the cabin. The Red-tail is on a moraine at 9000 feet along the Park Range along the Rocky Mountains. Food can be warmed on the wood burning stove. Dutch oven, Blackstone grill & French Press provided. Solar powers the lights and phone charger. Water is supplied. Compost potty attached. The Red-tail is a cozy, warm retreat. The space is a little over 200 round feet. Lots of windows! Watch the snow fall and the stars through the dome in the ceiling. The ceiling is a reciprocating roof. You will feel on top of the world with gorgeous views of the Medicine Bows to the east, the Park Range to the west and Rabbit Ears to the south. The wood burning stove will keep you warm and toasty, but does require stoking through cold nights. The shower house is a short walk away. The cabin can accommodate three if desired. Elk Run is a great trail onsite for hiking or xc skiing and snowshoe adventures as well as our Narnia Trail. The Routt National Forest and Mount Zirkel Wilderness is a short hike or ride. There are over 60 trails and 70 lakes in the Zirkel Wilderness. You will be within 200 feet of the cabin from where you park. Snowshoes and a sled come in handy as the snow gets deep. In the summer check out our trail dubbed "Narnia" which takes you to where two waterfalls merge on the Roaring Ditch which runs about the end of May until about the first week of July. The trail is marked with Monarch Butterflies. We offer sledding, skiing and snowshoeing in the winter on snowmobile packed trails. Buffalo Pass is a short distance away for those who love to ride their sleds in deep powder and in late summer ride over the Pass into Steamboat Springs. Deb, Eli and Pat are always available as the wildlife rehabilitation facility is near. If you need advise about a trail or fishing or about the wildlife just let us know. You step out of your door and you are "there". You will love the remoteness and the views. Wildlife abound. Moose, elk, deer, pronghorn, bear, fox, marmot, raccoon, squirrel and many species of bird from the hummingbirds of summer to the rosy finches of winter. Check for wildlife before letting your dog outside. Thank-you for respecting the creatures here. The cabin is nestled against the Park Range. Please consider mountain conditions in the winter. Travel from Walden can be difficult in a snow storm so check your weather. Please call for more details. From Walden take 12 West approximately 4 miles to the bottom of the hill. Stay straight which puts you on 18 West. You will go over the Platte River. In approximately 2 miles you will veer left at the Y on the road where the pavement ends. The cabin is about 7 miles from this point. Stay on 22 West and look to the west and you may see the eagle flight cage. At the row of mailboxes go right. I am 1 1/2 miles on the right. The GPS coordinates are 40 degrees 39' 21"N by 106 degrees 33' 54"W rom Walden take 12 West approximately 4 miles. At the bottom of your first hill stay straight which puts you on 18 West. You will go over the Platte River and in approximately 2 miles you will leave the pavement and continue left at the Y in the road. From this point you are 7 miles from the cabin. Just stay on 22 West and as you look to the west you may be able to see the eagle flight cage. You will come to a row of mailboxes where you will veer right. I am about 1 1/2 miles on your right. GPS Coordinates are 40 degrees 39' 21"N by 106 degrees 33' 54"W Your walk up is approximately 200 feet with a 100 foot gain. Thank-you for picking up after you furry friend. There is a fire pit. The compost potty house is attached and the shower house a short walk away. Before checkin and after checkout separate parking is provided for recreational use.

Home highlights


Pets welcome



Parking and facilities

Parking available , Parking Included


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed , Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Kitchen and dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Gas BBQ, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Grill , Spices

Location features

Mountain, Resort, Rural , Ski in out

Bathroom and laundry

Bed linen, Essentials, Shower , Towel set

Heating and cooling


Home safety

Fire Extinguisher , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Check-in: 03:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM (noon)


6119 County Road 22 , Jackson County, United States


Policy and notes


December 2023


About host


Deborah McLachlan

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