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Hermit's Cabin: Delta, Utah

Hermit's Cabin outside Delta, Utah is a fun adventure for all ages. It sparks the imagination of living a secluded life in the Utah's desert.


Fun: ⭐⭐⭐ (out of 5)

Difficulty: Very Easy EASY Moderate Hard Very Hard


Distance: 0.5 miles

Elevation Gain: Around 100 feet

Terrain: Dirt, rocks, dirt road

Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour

When to Go: Anytime of year when there isn’t snow in the area




None. Closest amenities in Delta 1 hour to the east.


  • Good walking shoes

  • Full tank of gas

  • Water

  • Snacks

  • Vehicle that can drive well on dirt roads


Our kids loved exploring Hermit’s Cabin and enjoyed making up stories about who lived in the cabin and why. We were lucky to have friends with us that knew some of the background and I was able to look up more when we got home.

Hermits Cabin or Hermits Cave was built in 1929 by Bob Stinson. Bob returned home from World War I to find that his girlfriend had married someone else. He was traveling through Marjum pass near Delta Utah when his vehicle broke down. He decided to stay where he was and build a stone cabin enclosing a nearby small cave. He ended up becoming employed by the government to maintain the dirt road in the area and lived there until he was 70 years old.

Hermit’s Cabin is very remote. It requires an hour drive from Delta, Utah on a dirt road. Follow my map below. There is a small easy walk from the end of the dirt road to the Cabin. Just follow the trail from the end of the dirt road, the cabin will be to your left less than a quarter mile away.

We visited Hermits Cabin on our way to Crystal Ball Cave and Gandy Warm Springs. It was worth the a little detour to visit.



  • Not crowded

  • Fun for all ages

  • Great place for kids to use imagination

  • Free


  • Remote

  • Hot in the Summer


Hermit’s Cabin is 1 hour west of Delta Utah on backroads that are mostly dirt. Hermits cabin is located off Old Highway 6 and 50 in Marjum Canyon. There is a smaller dirt road in the canyon that you will turn north on. Follow this road till you are unable to drive any further. Follow the trail on foot another 0.25 miles. Hermits Cabin will be on your left. Follow my map below.



U-dig Fossil Quarry (30 min)

Sunstone Knoll (1 hour 15 min)

Crystal Ball Cave (1 hour 30 min)

Great Basin National Park (1 hour 30 min)

Baker Hot Springs (1 hour 30 min)

Gandy Warm Springs (1 hour 45 min)

Paul Bunyan's Woodpile (1 hour 50 min)

Devils Gate Slot Canyon (2 hours)


Bureau of Land Management


Hi, I'm Corrine! I'm an outdoor enthusiast, mother of four, wife, nurse and runner. I believe God gave us this beautiful earth to explore, enjoy and protect.

My goal is to inspire you to get outside and create your own amazing memories as a family. Life is precious and there are too many adventures to be had to spend life on the couch or in front of a screen.

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