Behunin Cabin, Capitol Reef National Park

The Elijah Cutler Behunin Cabin was built to house Elijah Cutler Behunin's family in 1883-84 in what is now Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. The Behunins lived there for only a year, leaving for Fruita after a flood threatened the house and its fields. The one story sandstone structure measures 13ft by 16.5ft, with a single room. Elijah and his wife and their 13 children all lived within the home. The walls are sandstone covered with a plaster-cement wash. The roof structure is wood, covered with wood sheathing and bentonite clay. The cabin was renovated in the 1960s by the National Park Service and represents the most intact example of a settler cabin in Capitol Reef National Park.uuThe Behunin cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1999.
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  • Our first stop of the day was just a few miles inside the park at the historic Behunin Cabin which is listed on the National Register. The one room stone house measures 13′ x 17′ and Elijah Behunin an...  more »
  • Blows your mind to see how large families lived in the pioneer times. Would be nicer if it were staffed, open and more of the history described.  more »
  • It was very interesting to learn about this cabin. I cannot imagine raising 13 kids in the cabin with my husband. The views from the cabin are incredible. The signs were very informative. You can peek...  more »
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  • It's a good stop. I personally think the surrounding area is more interesting. You could even walk down to the river.
  • A nice historic cabin.
  • Worth to stop to look around and read an interesting story of Behunin life...
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