The TPL lands and the cabin are open to use by the public with permission from VHF. Due to Gunnison County and Bureau of Land Management road closures and road conditions, motorized access to the cabin and the TPL land is generally not possible between early March and late May. During the summer the cabin has historically been used for public and private retreats. In the fall, hunters use the cabin and the TPL land for deer and elk hunting. In the winter, the cabin is accessible by skiing in or by snowmobile.