Squirrel Meadows Cabin

Caribou-Targhee National Forest



Squirrel Meadows Cabin is a historic cabin in Wyoming, located 24 miles east of Ashton, Idaho. It is accessible by car or snowmobile, and offers a variety of year-round recreational activities such as horseback riding, snowmobiling, and berry picking. Facilities include bunk beds, a wood stove, and a vault toilet. The area is home to a variety of wildlife species, and offers views of the distant mountains.


Squirrel Meadows Cabin is located 24 miles east of Ashton, Idaho, just off the Ashton-Flagg Ranch Road. The current cabin was built in 1934, but the site has been used for administrative purposes since 1907. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Only one other cabin in Wyoming was constructed with the same building plan. The 2-room cabin is made of lodgepole pine and features a wood shingled roof.

Guests can drive to the cabin from mid-May through mid-November, although about 10 miles of the trip are on gravel roads. Snowmobiles and cross-country skis are required to access the cabin from approximately early December through mid-May. The trek from the nearest available parking at the snowmobile trailhead to the cabin is 10 miles.


The cabin provides access to a variety of year-round recreational activities, including horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Berry picking is available in late summer. Some of the other activities located within a few miles include off-road vehicle and motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, hiking and mountain biking. Game and game bird hunting is a popular pastime in season.


This cabin sleeps six and provides bunkbeds, mattresses, a wood stove for cooking, table and chairs, and firewood. A hand pump, vault toilet, picnic table and horse corrals are located outside. Electricity is not provided. Guests may wish to bring battery or propane-powered lighting. Bedding, matches, and emergency items like a first aid kit are not provided. Trash bags are needed to pack out garbage.

Natural Features

Squirrel Meadows Cabin is situated at 6,500 feet on the Yellowstone Plateau of southwest Wyoming. The cabin sits in a meadow surrounded by pine trees. Guests can enjoy views of the distant mountains. Wildlife in the area includes black bear, wolf, elk, moose, mule deer, and grizzly bear.

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Warm River
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
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Grandview (Idaho)
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
16.4mi 80%
Lizard Creek
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17.1mi 91%
Headwaters At Flagg Ranch
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18.0mi 85%
Reunion Flat
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