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.
Spectacular mountain scenery in a quiet, isolated valley make the Grass Creek Yurt a favorite. Nearby North Michigan Reservoir and Michigan River offer excellent fishing, it's a great basecamp for mountain bike riding, and in winter it offers a gentle terrain for novice skiers - with a few challenges on nearby Gould Mountain!
Winter Access: 0.7 mile
Winter Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41 - 3 miles from the main park entrance on Highway 14 at the end of the North Michigan Reservoir.
GPS Coordinates: 40 32'45.49"N ; 105 59'17.96"W
Elevation Gain/Loss: +127'/-27'
Avalanche Danger: None
Winter Trail Use: Ski and snowshoe
Use Levels: Mainly used by yurt customers only; Some use by park visitors staying at North Michigan Cabins.
Summer Access: 0.3 mile
Summer Trailhead: The summer trailhead is located on the Grass Creek Road. Follow Highway 14 two miles west of Gould and turn right on Jackson County Road 41. Follow CR 41 for 1 mile and turn right on the Grass Creek Road. Follow the Grass Creek Road past the North Michigan Reservoir and campground for about 2 miles to the yurt parking area.
Elevation Gain/Loss: +70'
Summer Trail Use: Hike, Horse, Bike
Trail Use Levels: Mainly used by yurt customers only; Some use by park visitors staying at North Michigan Cabins
|Beds for five (1 double, 3 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
Maul & ax
Items only provided for winter
Stock Pot for melting snow
Lary's Run, Grass Creek Road, Good meadow touring
Yurt to Yurt Opportunities: Ruby Jewel Yurt, Lower and Upper Montgomery Pass Yurts