Cozy Yurt Nestled in Rocky Mountains Backcountry, Colorado
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The well-supplied kitchen's cooking, eating, and cleaning supplies means light packs during the beautiful, gentle one-mile hike from guests' car to the yurt. Glampers bring their own food, sleeping bag or sheet and blanket, favorite pillow case, headlamp/flashlight, non-water beverages, and whatever other personal gear they desire.
There is a small grill outside for outdoor dining and a small picnic table. Solar lights glow the yurt interior at night. There are no electrical outlets, so leave hairdryers behind—travel light and simple. If desired bring solar or small portable power packs to charge small electronics. Most other necessities are provided.
Hiking and mountain biking adventures at all skill levels are right out the door. Explore the nearby burbling creeks, or relax on the deck and drink in the silence. A selection of books and games ensures the cozy nights in will never be boring!
- Double bed
- 3 Bunk bed
- Cooking basics
- Fire pit
- Shared Barbecue
Location + Surroundings
- Hot springs
- Wildlife watching
- Winter sports
Not only is this glamping site an incredible place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a relaxing getaway, there’s also plenty of activities to ensure guests never get bored! In the summer and fall this glamping resort turns into an incredible home base for all your outdoor adventures! Go fishing in the nearby lakes, rivers, and creeks. In summer enjoy miles of hiking and mountain biking in the nearby San Juan Mountains. Meander through meadows full of wild flowers. This site is perfect for high altitude trail runners as there’s essentially endless trails, historical logging roads, the CDT and gravel forest roads to train on at 10,000 to 20,000 feet. When winter rolls around there’s plenty of skiing, snowboarding, and much more in the Rio Grande National Forest that surrounded the park. This area is renown for the quality and amount of know it receives making this spot a truly hidden gem.
The best thing to do in this spot is to enjoy the peace and serenity of the forests surrounding this site year round.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
Dogs are not allowed during the winter. Also during the winter, snow melt provides a water source.
In terms of visiting during the winter, guests who are not experienced in winter travel and hut living should consult their local mountaineering shop for a recommended equipment list.
Here are some guides to backcountry living to peruse prior to visiting this site:
"Colorado Hut to Hut, Volume 2" by Brian Litz
"The Hut Handbook: A Guide to Planning and Enjoying a Backcountry Hut Trip" by Scott Toepfer and Leigh Girvin
Please note: The yurt is located in an area where snowfall can be heavy, making for difficult and slow trail-breaking. Poor visibility may require map and compass skills to locate the yurt.
Plan accordingly! Guests should not underestimate the difficulty of winter travel in the backcountry, or overestimate their own skill.