Answerland " Bighorn Creek cabin
What’s with the cabin off Bighorn Creek northeast of Vail?
The cabin is a kitchen and cook shack built in the late 1800s or early 1900s, said property co-owner Byron Walker. The private property is a 71-acre silver claim that was mined by Walker’s grandmother and two great uncles at the turn of the century under the name Bighorn Mining Company.
Legend holds the family once shipped $50,000 worth of silver off the claim, Walker said. A bunkhouse and blacksmith shop sat on the property until the 1950s, after which the lumber making up those structures was hauled off or used as firewood. The family held onto the property for sentimental reasons, Walker said.
The cabin is referred to as Bighorn Cabin in the Vail Hiker, under Trails in East Vail. Hikers are permitted to use the cabin as long as they respect it, Walker said.
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