Hermits Cabin built in 1929
Bob Stinson's Cabin
In 1929, Hermit’s Cabin was constructed by Bob Stinson. Upon returning home from World War I, he learned that his sweetheart married another man. Heartbroken, he traveled west. While making his way through Marjum Pass just 45 miles from Delta, Bob’s vehicle broke down. He located a small natural cave in a side canyon. He walled in the front of the cave thus creating the Hermit’s Cave House or Hermit’s Cabin.
The Hermit of Marjum Pass made a living keeping the pass clear of debris on Old Highway 6 & 50. He also trapped bobcats and coyotes, mixed poisons for the government to kill grasshoppers, and raised sheep. Some of Stinson’s visitors were invited to sample his home brew. Stinson passed away in 1960, but his rustic home still stands.
Please protect the Hermit’s Cabin. Don’t lean on the walls. Don’t leave your mark. Always pack out your trash.
How to get there: Travel west from Delta on Highway 6 & 50 for 32 miles.Turn right on the Long Ridge Reservoir Road. Travel north on the gravel road for 10.4 miles to a 4-way intersection. Turn left and drive west for 12.8 miles to Marjum Pass.
Hermit’s Cabin is located in the last side canyon on the north side of the road before entering Tule Valley.