The Montgomery Pass Yurts are located about halfway up the west side of Montgomery Pass, which opens up a whole new area to explore for intermediate and advanced skiers. Hikers and mountain bikers will also enjoy the access to the Medicine Bow Peaks - just 3 miles to Montgomery Pass from the yurts! The two yurts share a large clearing, but are separated by a stand of trees. Although each yurt is rented individually, it's a great site for larger groups - or a chance to meet new folks!
***Please note that the access road from County Road 41/Bockman Rd to the yurts is opened/closed due to weather accessibility, by the Parks. There is not a set day for this to occur. Refunds WILL NOT be given for bookings in transition seasons. Just because it is driveable in October/November and again in May/June does not mean the summer acess road will be open. PLEASE CHECK THE RESOURCES PAGE FOR SUMMER ACCESS ROAD OPEN/CLOSURES.***
Please check the weather and road conditions on the resources page for the most up to date information before your stay.
Pets are permitted at all Never Summer Yurts only from June-September.
Lower Montgomery Pass Yurt
This yurt features breathtaking views of the Medicine Bow and the Never Summer mountain ranges from the front deck. Diamond Peak, Nokhu Crags, Mt. Richtoffen and Seven Utes form the backdrop for your skiing, mountain biking or hiking adventure.
Upper Montgomery Pass Yurt
Upper Montgomery Pass Yurt features sunsets over the Zirkels with the Medicine Bow mountains at your elbow - what a way to end the day! Clark Peak is so close you can almost touch it, and the North Park Basin stretches out far below you. There is challenging ski terrain in all directions, and the bike ride back down is a fun one!!
Winter Trips at the Montgomery Pass Yurts
Winter Access: 2.8 miles (See ***note*** above)
Winter Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41 - 5 miles from the main park entrance on the right side of CR 41 at the sign for the Bockman Campground Road.
Elevation Gain/Loss: +853'/-193'
Avalanche Danger: None
Use Levels: Upper trail to yurt mainly used by yurt customers; Heavy weekend snowmobile use on the Bockman Road.
Summer Trips at the Montgomery Pass Yurts
Summer Access: 4WD Vehicle access or 1.1 mile hike from 2WD access Summer Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41 - 4.5 miles from the main park entrance on right side of CR 41. (See ***note*** above)
GPS Coordinates Upper Pass Yurt: 40 33'20.29"N; 105 57'00.88"W GPS Coordinates Lower Pass Yurt: 40 33'18.81"N; 105 57'01.19"W
Elevation: 9,600' Difficulty: Novice; The 4WD road above the yurts is very steep and difficult.
Summer Trail Use: 4WD Vehicles (high clearance), Hike, Horse, Bike Trail Use Levels: Heavy weekend use
Area Trails and Attractions
Montgomery Pass: From the yurts it is about 3.5 miles to the top of the ridge. This trail will bring you out on the ridge about a half mile north of the actual Montgomery Pass. In the summer, brave souls with 4WD or mountain bikes can get to within about a quater mile of the ridge (Bicycles are NOT permitted above treeline). Be aware that this road is extremely steep and rutted - experienced riders and drivers only!
In the winter, it is possible to loop over to the next drainage north to get in some turns and then ski down the drainage to reconnect with the Montgomery Pass Road above the yurts. There is significant avalanche danger in this area!
Hut to Hut Trips
Ruby Jewel Yurt: It is about 3.5 miles over to the Ruby Jewel Yurt via the "Cow Trail". The Cow Trail is a scenic trail that takes off from the Montgomery Pass Trail about a quarter mile above the yurts and follows the 9600' contour line over to the Ruby Jewel Trail just below the Ruby Jewel Yurt. There are two nice meadows close to the Montgomery Pass Trail that make good practice runs for tele turns.
Grass Creek Yurt: This is a fairly easy 3 mile trip. The connecting trail leaves the Montgomery Trail near the Bockman Campground and runs parallel to the county road over to the North Michigan Reservoir.Call
The Montgomery Pass Furnishings
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!
- Propane cookstove
- Propane light ( IN COOKING AREA )
- Propane provided
- Pots & pans
- Kitchen utensils
- Paper towels
- Dishsoap & Dishpans
- Outside food storage box
- Table & chairs
- Charcoal grill
- Toilet paper
- No running water or electricity!
- Firewood Limited in Summer
- Maul & ax
- Stock Pot for melting snow