Overview74th highest peak in the state. The mountain is very long and has two summits which are nearly a mile apart. The southernmost summit is the highest.
It is often climbed in conjunction with the other 3 White Knob 11ers: Shelly, Redbird, and Lime Mountain. It is usually the last one of the four climbed and is also probably the most technically demanding.
The rock on Cabin Mountain is different than the rock on the other White Knob Mountains. It is reddish in color and there are places where solid rock can be found. The other peaks are basically large piles of crumbled rock and are lighter in color.
It is not known where Cabin Mountain gets its name. It does not look like a cabin and there are no cabins on it but it is a very fun climb in a beautiful area.
Getting ThereLime Mountain. Follow Highway 93 north from Arco until you reach the microscopic community of Darlington. Turn left on Smith road and follow it towards the hills to the west. Eventually it will turn to the north and become Dove Road. Anywhere the road splits always stick to the left (west). Just past a very remote ranch house it will finally turn into Alder Creek Road and will enter the Challis National Forest. From here on the road gets worse until it deteriorates into an ATV track leading to the 10,000 ft. summit at the head of Stewart Canyon. Go over Stewart Canyon pass and into the basin beyond. There you will see a large broad ridge to the west that leads directly up to the saddle between Cabin and Lime. This ridge is a very easy class 2 climb. Once you reach the saddle head north along Cabin Mountain's south ridge. There are two large rock towers farther up the ridge. The summit is located on the second tower.
The White Knobs see a good deal of ATV use and there are many tracks in places they shouldn't be. Please tell the Lost River District of the Challis National Forest about this. Hopefully if enough people say something they will do something about it.
A 4WD with some clearance is recommended for accessing this area.
External LinksSplattski's Trip Report
Another trip report about Cabin and Lime
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