medicine bow

The Medicine Bow Yurt has an impressive view of Clark Peak as well as the entire Medicine Bow Range, with Bull Mountain to explore as your "backyard"! The Jewel Lake trail is also nearby for more trails to explore.

  • 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 year round with signed pet policy and $10/pet/stay.

  • Sleeps 9: Singles (3), Doubles (3) - NO 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.


View from Medicine Bow Yurt
View from Medicine Bow Yurt
Coffee Percolator
View from Medicine Bow
View from inside Medicine Bow Yurt
Medicine Bow Yurt
View from Mediciine Bow Yurt
Inside Medicine Bow Yurt
Medicine Bow Yurt
Medicine Bow Mountian Range
View from inside Medicine Bow Yurt
WINTER trips to  Medicine Bow Yurt

Winter Access: 0.40 miles
Winter Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41, 5.0 miles from the main park entrance on left side of CR 41

Elevation: 9,000'
Elevation Gain/Loss: +140ft
Difficulty: Novice
Avalanche Danger: None

Winter Trail Use: Ski and snowshoe
Use Levels: Used by yurt customers only

Water: Snow melt (reason pets are not allowed in winter), specified pot included in yurt.  Boil for 4-5 minutes before drinking.


SUMMER trips to Medicine Bow Yurt

Summer Access: 2WD Vehicle access
Summer Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41, 5.5 miles from the main park entrance on left side of CR 41

GPS Coordinates: 40 34'20.49"N; 105 59'41.95"W

Elevation: 9,000'
Difficulty: Novice

Summer Trail Use: 2WD Vehicles, Hike, Horse, Bike
Trail Use Levels: Gated access for customers only

Water: Pack in water, Potable water station at the Reservoir on County Road 41.  



Bull Mountain:  Medicine Bow Yurt sits at the base of the north side of Bull Mountain.  There is a half mile trail between Medicine Bow Yurt and Dancing Moose Yurt marked by blue diamonds.  Access to South Canadian Road/Bull Mountain Road sits back behind the yurt.  These roads can lead to Custer Draw Trail.  You can also take County Road 41 north an eighth mile to the Ruby Jewel/Clark Peak access road.  From here, you can access the Ruby Jewel Trail and Jewel Lake.

North Michigan Reservoir:  The Reservoir sits on County Road 41 about two miles before Medicine Bow Yurt. Here, you can fish, kayak, site see, and ice fish in the winter.


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