The Never Summer nordic Yurt System is located in the Colorado State Forest State Park, North/West of Fort Collins, CO. A valid Parks Pass is required on each vehicle and may be purchased at the entrance station or Moose Visitor's Center on Highway 14 near mile marker 56. Daily passes are $9. Annual passes may be purchased at Moose Visitor's Center during business hours for $80.
The Colorado State Forest State Park is located two miles west of Gould on Colorado Highway 14, which follows the Poudre Canyon. Driving time from Fort Collins is approximately two hours, from Denver/Boulder approximately three hours. The State Forest entrance is well marked, but another landmark to watch for is the old North Park KOA (now operated by the Parks) - both share the same entrance between mile marker 53 and 54.
If the Colorado State Patrol closes Highway 14 because of bad weather over Cameron Pass, there are several alternative routes. The best, from Ft. Collins, is to take Hwy 287 to Laramie then Hwy 230 south to Walden, then east on Hwy 14 to the park. From Denver, go up Hwy 40 through Granby to Walden, then Hwy 14 east to the park between mile marker 53 and 54.
Map Instructions: The background of the map can be changed from a topographic to an imagery background by clicking the tile in the bottom left hand corner.
The contents tile in the upper left hand corner can be expanded or minimized and includes exact yurt locations, trail-heads, trail systems, back country skiing spots, and mountain locations.
Clicking the symbol in the upper right hand corner of the map gives you the ability to print your own map.
Ole Trusty Map: The below map is a hard one to beat. Take a screenshot or save it to your camera roll because it may be the best one we have. The Willow Lodge Cabin is located at the end of the North Park Yurts road and Hummingbird Haven Cabin is located near the office (about 100 yards down the private access road).
PLEASE NOTE: OUR OFFICE & GIFT SHOP IS NOW LOCATED AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE NORTH PARK YURT PROPERTY DIRECTLY ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 41 FROM THE OLD KOA (NOW PARK MANAGED NORTHPARK CAMPGROUND). THIS IS THE CORNER OF HIGHWAY 14 & COUNTY ROAD 41 (BETWEEN HIGHWAY 14 MILE MARKERS 53 &54). WE HAVE LIMITED SUPPLIES, CANDY/SNACKS, COLD/HOT DRINKS, MAPS, AND MORE (NO ALCOHOL AT THIS TIME).