Outdoor Engagement Center

Mountain Center Frequently Asked Questions

What is the physical address of the cabin? 8800 E. State Highway 14

Where is the cabin? The cabin is located approximately at mile marker 11 on SR 14. It is on the south side of SR 14 and is marked with signage. Please see map for directions.

What is the maximum occupancy of the cabin? Utah Fire Code will allow up to 144 individuals inside the cabin during the day and 45 individuals overnight. These numbers may not be exceeded and include children. Tents and trailers are allowed for extra guests. There is a modern outhouse located in the parking lot.

What should I bring to the cabin? You will need to bring any and all kitchen supplies such as dishes, silverware, pots and pans. You will also need to bring sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, etc. as well as any personal items you may need.

What are the check-in and check-out times? Check in is at noon Mountain Standard Time. Check-out is at 11 a.m. for overnight guests and 10 p.m. for day guests. Early check-in and extended check-out is sometimes available. The rate is $25.00 per hour. Check with the Mountain Center office for more information.

What is the check in process? An SUU representative will meet you at the cabin at the designated check in time. An SUU representative will also be there when you check out to verify cabin is cleaned and undamaged.

How many beds are there? There are four bedrooms upstairs. Each has a queen sized bed. There is a loft area upstairs with seven single beds. There is one bedroom with a queen sized bed on the main floor. There is room for sleeping bags/air mattresses, etc. in the big room on the main floor as long as no more than 45 individuals are sleeping inside the cabin.

How many bathrooms are there? There is a men’s and a women’s bathroom. Each has two stalls, two sinks and two showers. Toilet paper and paper towels are provided. There is a modern outhouse in the parking lot.

Where inside the cabin can we eat? Please keep food and drink in the kitchen and dining areas or outside.

Is there a dishwasher in the kitchen? There is no dishwasher. Paper goods work great!

How many tables are there? There are 14 round tables with diameters of 42-48” in the dining area with 48 stacking chairs. There are 10 indoor folding tables and 80 inside chairs located in the closet near the downstairs bedroom. There are 25 8-10’ outdoor tables and 143 outside chairs located in the shed under the pavilion.

Is there a grill available for use? There is a gas grill located under the pavilion. It is available for use provided it is cleaned afterward. (Propane is supplied for your convenience).

Is there air conditioning/heat? There is no air conditioning. It is not usually needed. There is central heat as well as two gas fireplaces.

Are laundry facilities available? Yes, a coin-op washer and dryer are located behind the kitchen area.

What activities are available? There is a sand volleyball court as well as a horse shoe pit on the west side of the property. There is also a fire pit that is located north of the deck. This may be used on green burn days only and the fire must be properly extinguished. Fire danger conditions are posted on SR 14.

Are there hiking trails close by? Yes, there is a hiking trial directly behind the cabin and others in the nearby vicinity (info available at the local Forest Service or Tourism Office in Cedar City).

What is a Sno-tel Site?There is a Sno-tel Station located approximately 200 yards southwest of the cabin. It is used to gather weather data. You may find out more about Sno-tel at snotel.com. Please do not touch the equipment.

Can we bring ATV's? ATV's are not allowed on the Mountain Center property.

Are pets allowed? No pets are allowed anywhere on the Mountain Center property.

Is a TV provided? There is one small TV located in the living room. Cable is not provided. A DVD player may or may not be available.

Is there cell service at the cabin? Cell service is not available at the cabin. There is a radio phone for emergencies only. There are detailed instructions posted near the radio phone to call out. The radio phone is located in the living room on the book shelf. To call the cabin, the radio phone number is 435-586-0564. You will be prompted to enter the mobile number, which is 01149. Please limit incoming calls to urgent or emergency only.

What about squirrels and bugs? Although the cabin is well maintained, due to the nature the building and surrounding area, an occasional mouse, squirrel , insect, etc. may find its way inside. In order to prevent this as much as possible, please do not leave outside doors open.

How big is the parking lot? The gravel parking lot is large enough to hold approximately 20 mid-sized automobiles.

Are guests required to clean the cabin prior to check-out? Yes, a cleaning check list will be provided at check-in. All items on the list will need to be completed in a thorough manner prior to check-out. Cleaning supplies and trash bags are provided. Due to the popularity of the cabin, there is usually very little time between guests. Please leave the cabin in a clean and orderly condition.

Is a cleaning deposit required? Not at this time.

When can I reserve the Mountain Center for the following year? Reservations for the following year for campus use will be taken each beginning September 1. Please call 435-865-1983 or fill out the online reservation form. Reservations for the public will be taken beginning February 1. Reservations will be taken in the order the messages come in.

Is the Mountain Center open year round? Yes.

What is the rental rate? The rate for day use is $371.18 per day, including tax. The rate for overnight use is $556.50 per night, including tax. Rates are subject to change.

What is the payment process? A $50.00 per day reservation fee is required when the contract is signed. This reservation fee is non-refundable. The balance of the reservation fee is due by the day of the event (prior to check-in). Contact Mountain Center staff at (435) 586-1983 for details.