Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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One of the only standing cabins from the original 400 claims allowed in this area, the Cunningham Historic Cabin was added to the National Historic Register in 1973. It served as a home at first, but it was later made into a barn and smithy when the Cunningham's completed their final home nearby. The cabin was built in the Appalachian style also called "double pen," and it was completed in 1888. Mr. Cunningham was a forward thinker who realized the area's potential as a great playground for the nation, and he was part of an early movement to get the land preserved for future generations. In 1928 he sold his land to the Snake River Land Company, which later added it to Grand Teton National Park.

Along with the historic aspect is some decent birding that you can do while walking around the dirt pathways. Many small birds fly around thanks to the nearby creeks, fence posts, and bugs. There is a horse pasture in the distance toward the mountains that can make for some great photo opportunities.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Cool cabin. Birding. Horse pastures nearby. Great views of the Tetons.

Cons

Not very big. Bugs.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Wildflowers
Big vistas
Old-growth forest
Family friendly

Location

Field Guide

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