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Colorado’s Coolest Backcountry Yurts

Colorado’s wilderness is speckled with backcountry yurts that host skiers and snowshoers all winter long. Each is uniquely decorated, boasts spectacular views, and provides a warm, cozy place to hunker down for an evening. Guests will delight in early morning mountain views and bask in the solitude, relaxation, and tranquility that comes from spending the night alone in the Rockies. For the explorers at heart, book a backcountry stay at any of these welcoming wilderness locales. 

Tennessee Pass Sleep Yurts 

These cozy yurts are located just under ten miles from Leadville. Skiers and snowshoers may start at the trailhead and travel 1.3 miles to four sophisticated yurts. Tennessee Pass staff does the heavy lifting and transports your bags to your booked yurt so that you may enjoy the journey in. Each yurt is furnished with beautiful log beds and warmed by gorgeous soapstone wood stoves. Learn more about reserving your stay here

Kurt’s Yurt

For an authentic backcountry experience in South Park, book a night at Kurt’s Yurt and enjoy the gift of solitude. Skiers embrace the opportunity to disconnect from technology while still delighting in basic creature comforts. Kurt’s Yurt rests just below treeline in the shadow of Mt. Sherman. Guests may spend evenings under the stars cuddled around the outdoor fireplace or cozy up next to the indoor wood stove, sipping hot toddies and planning the next day’s adventure. 

Pass Creek Yurt

In gorgeous southwestern Colorado, backcountry adventurers should take advantage of this Continental Divide yurt. During winter months, skiers may access this secluded hideaway via a three-mile ski trail that winds through snow-dusted evergreens. This simple yet charming yurt is the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway or a family-staycation. 

Never Summer Nordic Yurts

75 miles west of Fort Collins lies a collection of yurts straddling the Colorado State Forest State Park boundary line. Never Summer Nordic Yurts boasts seven yurts within the park’s borders and four just outside. While more rugged than others, Never Summer’s yurts really provide a backcountry experience. They sleep anywhere from 4-9 people and attract Colorado’s most avid adventurers. 

Leadville Backcountry Yurts

In the winter, these yurts are only accessible by advanced or extreme backcountry skiers as winter conditions are unrelenting. Each of the two yurts sleeps five comfortably and is equipped with a propane cooking stove, woodstove, and kitchen utensils. The Leadville Backcountry Yurts are not for those looking for an evening of glamping, but rather, for die-hard mountain adventurers seeking an authentic backcountry experience. 

Colorado backcountry enthusiasts needn’t give up remote evenings under the stars just because temperatures take a nosedive. Ranging from luxuriant to simple, our state’s many yurts provide a warm and cozy wilderness experience for skiers and snowshoers of all skill levels. Reserve yours for a totally awesome winter experience!

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