The Yurts of Never Summer Nordic® are remote backcountry shelters. The yurts are circular tent-like canvas and wood structures built high on a wood deck, offering the backcountry enthusiast a secure, secluded private refuge from the elements in the Colorado State Forest State Park. They are available for rent throughtout the year, winter or summer.
The Agnes Creek Cabin is located in the southern end of the Colorado State Forest State Park on the Lake Agnes Road. It is 1 mile below Lake Agnes with the Nokhu Crags towering just above it to the east. The Agnes Creek Cabin has spectacular views of the Diamond Peak (just off the deck) as well as a mountain stream close by. There is a wealth of skiing for the adventurous tele skier or backcountry snowboarder. In the summer, the easy hike to Lake Agnes makes this area very popular for families. The Lake Agnes Trail is strictly a hiking trail. Snowmobiles, horses, bikes and OHV's are not permitted. The Agnes Creek shares a site with the Nokhu Hut but is separated by a stand of trees. Although each cabin is rented individually, it's a great site for larger groups - or a chance to meet new folks!
Winter Access: 1.5 mile hike/ski (Road closed October - June)
Winter Trailhead: South side of Colorado Highway 14 approx. 2 miles west of Cameron Pass.
Elevation Gain/Loss: 540'/-159'
Avalanche Danger: One avalanche chute crosses the trail approx. 0.1 miles from the hut.
Winter Trail Use: Ski and snowshoe; Trail above the American Lakes Junction closed to snowmobile use.
Use Levels: Trail is very popular and heavily used.
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Summer Access: Accessible by 2WD vehicle
Summer Trailhead: Agnes Creek Cabin is located along the Lake Agnes Road 2 miles west of Cameron Pass on Highway 14. The hut is located on its own gated access road and reserved customers can drive to within 100 yards of the hut itself.
GPS Coordinates:: 40 29'35.43"N ; 105 54'03.59"W
Summer Trail Use: Lake Agnes Road is open to motorized vehicles. The trail to lake Agnes is open to hiking only. Bicycles and livestock (horses, llamas) are not permitted. Pets must be on a leash.You will need Adobe® Acrobat Reader on your computer to view these files. If you do not have Adobe® Acrobat Reader, please go to www.adobe.com to download the most recent free version.
|Beds for six (2 doubles, 2 singles) and 2 extra pads**
**-The huts are very crowded if you have folks on the floor! also-mattresses & pillows are provided, but no other bedding!
No running water or electricity!
Propane light ( IN COOKING AREA )
Pots & pans
Dishsoap & Dishpans
Outside food storage box
Table & chairs
Firewood Limited in Summer
Items only provided for winter
Stock Pot for melting snow
Maul & ax
Lake Agnes - Lake Agnes is a fairly easy hike about 1 mile from the Agnes Creek cabin. The lake sits at treeline and the trail usually has snow on it until July. During the winter, there is good skiing in the area of the lake, but there is significant avalanche danger.
Mt. Richtofen, Mt. Mahler, Seven Utes Mountain - These peaks tower above Lake Agnes and can be accessed from the Nokhu Hut. There is nice skiing on the slopes between Seven Utes and Mahler - again be aware of avalanche danger.
American Lakes, Thunder Pass - The easiest access for this area is from the Michigan Ditch trail on Cameron Pass. American Lakes is a heavily used snowmobile route in the winter.