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Best Backcountry Cabins

10 backwoods ski/hike/bike-in getaways that are worth the effort


There's something inherently romantic about a cabin all on its own, surrounded by miles of wilderness. From Abe Lincoln's log cabin to Henry David Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond, cabins  are a part of our national lore—and with a little pre-planning, they can also be part of a killer backpacking trip, mountain bike journey or a backcountry ski trip that’s wild from start to finish. These 10 backcountry cabins (and huts, and bunkrooms and fire towers) are all out there—remote and rugged enough to appeal to hardcore woodspeople, yet comfortable enough to keep tenderfeet coming back for more. Here, a look at the top backcountry cabins:

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