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 base camp for mountain bike riding, and in winter it offers a gentle terrain for novice skiers - with a few challenges on nearby Gould Mountain
***Please note that the summer access road from County Road 41 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 access 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 (May-November if snow is gone).
Sleeps 5: Singles (3), Doubles (1) - Two additional floor pads are provided (if people sleeping on floor, the yurt is very crowded).
Includes: Mattresses and pillows, chopped firewood (limited in summer), propane, propane light, propane cooktop, wood burning stove, snow melt pot, all kitchen pots and pans, all kitchenware, limited paper towels, limited toilet paper, limited matches and newspaper, limited dish soap and sponges, kitchen towels, snow shovel, maul and axe, coffee percolator, fire extinguisher, outdoor charcoal grill (charcoal not included), outside food storage box, table and chairs, outhouse, and yurt journal. Click to open winter/summer pack lists below.
YOU are responsible for bedding*, food, and water (in winter, use snow melt). *bedding may be rented from us at $25/stay.
We are a backcountry RUSTIC setting lodging company and concessionaire of Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Daily Parks Pass required.
NONE of our units have running water OR electricity; Our friends at the Hilton Fort Collins do. All units are equipped with outhouses.
WINTER trips to grass creek Yurt
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
Water: Use clean snow for snow melt (reason why pets are not allowed in winter), Potable water station at the Reservoir on County Road 41.
SUMMER trips to grass creek Yurt
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
Water: Pack in water, Potable water station at the Reservoir on County Road 41.
AREA TRAILS AND ATTRACTIONS
Lary's Run ( a local secret for amazing mountain biking), Grass Creek Road, Good meadow touring
Yurt to Yurt Opportunities: Ruby Jewel Yurt, Lower and Upper Montgomery Pass Yurts. Grass Creek Yurt is the first yurt in the original hut to hut system. If you start at Grass Creek, you can hike to Ruby Jewel (approximately three miles) and then to North Fork Canadian Yurt (an additional three miles from Ruby Jewel Yurt). You can add in either Montgomery Pass Yurt from Grass Creek and then from the Montgomery Pass Yurts to Ruby Jewel. We offer a service to move your car from start to finish for a service fee of $25 (can be added at checkout).