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Lodging at the Geyser Pass Yurt, Backcountry Skiing Geyser Pass

The Geyser Pass Yurt is located in the LaSal Mountains, just outside of Moab, Utah. To reach this yurt requires a 4 mile ski or snowshoe in, following the forest road that is usually drive-able in summer months. It's located right in the pass, just to the SE of Haystack Mountain and to the south of Mt.Tomasaki at 10,500 ft!  While on the Manti-LaSal National Forest land, this is a privately owned yurt by Talking Mountain Yurts (TMY). They have a special permit for their yurt to be on National Forest land.

Lodging at the Yur-Treat in Idaho + Backcountry Skiing!

Idaho's Yur-Treat is located just outside Victor, Idaho on the west side of the Tetons. It's about about 4.5 hours from Salt Lake City and tucked into a small grove of Aspen trees. This tiny 16 foot diameter yurt is great for several reasons. 1) It's dog friendly! A max of 2 dogs are allowed 2) very affordable for a private yurt 3) only 15 minutes away from town 4) amazing access to backcountry skiing and other winter activities (Grand Targhee is about 40 minutes away) 5) no hiking is involved to reach the yurt, only about 150 yards of a walk and 6) you can reserve this yurt on Air B&B year-round so there's no permit or lottery to get it.