Cozy, Pet-Friendly Yurt Nestled in Rocky Mountains Backcountry, ColoradoPagosa Springs, Colorado (United States)
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· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue
This cozy yurt in Rocky Mountains backcountry in Colorado makes luxury camping a breeze with everything for a comfortable stay provided by the hosts. This pet-friendly and private yurt provides a cozy and comfortable backcountry accommodation along Colorado's Continental Divide. Bunk beds and pillows offer comfortable indoor sleeping and lounging for six, with plenty of tent space around the yurt for the kids and larger groups. Dog beds allow dogs to visit and stay off the bed. Please pick up after one's four-legged friend in the vicinity of the yurt.
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! Read More
- Double bed
- Bunk bed
- Shared Barbecue
- Fire pit
- Kitchen equipment
This accommodation provides guests with everything needed for a backcountry stay, including cooking and eating utensils, a well-stocked kitchen with a stove top, beds with pillows for six, plentiful tent space in summer, a wood stove, split firewood, and even hut shoes. A solar shower in the summer will provide eco-friendly creature comforts. There are also solar lights to illuminate evening games and storytelling. There is a clean outhouse with stunning views. Guests only have to bring food and a sleeping bag—the rest is already in place for a pet-friendly stay in nature.Read More
Location + Surroundings
- Hot springs
This cozy yurt offers a unique lodging experience for any guest looking for a comfortable, backcountry stay. This accommodation sits in a peaceful draining in the southern Rocky Mountains in a large sunny spot beside two creeks. There’s always plenty of wildflowers and wildlife around for guests to marvel at. Historic roads nearby lead to the Continental Divide Trail in the San Juan Mountains where guests can enjoy miles of hiking and mountain biking. Surrounded by 1.86 million acres of the pristine forests of the Rio Grande National Forest, glampers will feel totally secluded in this natural paradise. Listen to the sounds of ravens cawing or the gentle breeze through the tall trees and you’ll begin to feel totally relaxed in this rustic yurt. Read More
- Bird watching
- Winter sports
There are miles of roads and trails to walk, hike, mountain bike, and trail run near this site, as well as meadows full of wild flowers to wander through. Guests can even sit by the creek with a book or their journal to relax. Guests and their dogs can walk, relax, and soak in the surroundings.
This is a great place for high altitude trail runners since there are literally unlimited trails, historical logging roads, the CDT, and gravel forest roads upon which to train at 10,000 to 12,000 feet. In the winter, guests will find the yurt nestled in excellent terrain for all levels of skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, and tourers. Winter also offers fabulous backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. This area is renowned for the quality and amount of snow it receives. It is truly a hidden gem. Additionally, there is pond and lake fishing (stocked), as well as creek fly fishing nearby. All in all, guests can enjoy the peace and serenity of the national forest surrounding them whatever the time of year.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Pets allowed
- No smoking
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
Dogs are allowed only in summer. Guests must be fully responsible for their pets—dogs must not chase the wildlife, and they must use the dog bed provided.
In terms of visiting during the winter, if guests are not experienced in winter travel and hut living, they should consult their local mountaineering shop for a recommended equipment list. Below is recommended reading to help guests get the most out of their winter yurt trip:
"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. Guests should plan accordingly! They should not underestimate the difficulty of winter travel in the backcountry or overestimate the skill of their party. During the winter, snow melt is guests' water source. Read more