Teanaway Guard Station

In winter, it's an easy 4.4-mile round trip snowshoe over mostly groomed trails to a rustic cabin that sleeps two and can be booked for overnight stays. Enjoy views of the Teanaway.

Getting there

From May to mid-November, most cars can reach the cabin. Parking is permitted only on the gravel parking pad next to the cabin. From mid-December to April, plan to reach the cabin on snowshoes, skis, or by snowmobile.

Summer

From I-90, take Exit 85 (SR-970) and drive north ~6.5 miles to Teanaway Road. Turn left then drive 13 miles to where the pavement stops. Bear right onto Forest Road 9737, drive 2.2 miles, and turn right into the Teanaway Guard Station.

From US-2, drive SR-97 south 38.5 miles from its junction with US-2 to Teanaway Road. Turn right, then continue 13 miles to where the pavement ends. Bear right onto Forest Road 9737, drive 2.2 miles, and turn right into the Teanaway Guard Station.

Winter

Follow one of the two summer routes, but park at Teanaway / 29 Pines Staging Area, the junction of Teanaway Road and Forest Service Road 9737. Ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile 2.2 miles along Forest Service Road 9737 and turn right into the Teanaway Guard Station.

on the trail

The Teanaway Guard Station is a rustic cabin that dates back to the 1950s. It can be rented almost all year, from early May through mid-November and from mid-December through early April. In winter after reaching the cabin, explore the trails of the Teanaway / 29 Pines Groomed Trail System, or take a break and then head back. The trek to the cabin a short, easy route over trails groomed for snowmobiles. No sno-park permit is required here in winter. In summer, there are many hikes, scrambles, and climbs a short drive from the cabin.

Notes 

  •  Heavy snowfall is common in this region. Be prepared to dig out your vehicle with a shovel. Carrying tire chains and extra supplies of food, water and warm clothing is also recommended, particularly if you have reserved the cabin for an overnight stay in the winter months.
  • Reserve the Teanaway Guard Station online at recreation.gov.
  • Learn more on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest's Teanaway Guard Station web page.
  • Suitable Activities: Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Beginner
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.4 mi
  • 3,200 ft
  • Land Manager: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests
    Cle Elum Ranger District (OWNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes East (Stuart Range) No. 208SX
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Backcountry Ski/Snowboard - Teanaway Guard Station

Backcountry Skiing Trip
PLEASE, NO REGISTRATION REQUESTS BEFORE JANUARY 3, 2022. If conditions allow, we'll ski and camp
Difficulty: Easy
Mon, Jan 24, 2022 - Tue, Jan 25, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Jan 5
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  • Teanaway / 29 Pines Groomed Trails
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