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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.

Mill Hollow Yurt Trip, Hiking to the Mill Hollow Backcountry Yurt, Yurts of Utah, Yurts in the Uintas, Dog Friendly Yurts, Mill HollowThe Mill Hollow Backcountry Yurt is located in the High Uintas Wilderness, with a 6 mile hike/ski/snowshoe to reach the yurt. The "trail" follows HWY 35 for 3 miles, before turning off onto forest roads. This ski in requires you to have comfortable backcountry skills, as well as appropriate gear (beacon, shovel, & probe), as avalanches have occurred here. The hike/ski in is well worth it, as you are surrounded by a winter wonderland, yet have a warm hut to hang out in. Plan to spend at least two nights here - one night is not enough to fully enjoy the area, get out for a tour, or relax.

Limber Flag Yurt, Utah, Yurts of Utah

The Limber Flag Yurt is in the far East Uintas, roughly 33 miles north of Vernal, Utah and only 16 miles south of the Flaming Gorge Dam Visitor Center. The Limber Flag Yurt overlooks the Uinta Basin, and Red Fleet State Park area to the South - at night you can actually see Vernal's city lights! To get to this yurt requires a 3 mile hike (no motorized travel is allowed December - March). You can snowshoe or ski, though I don't recommend skiing here unless this area has a really big snow year. Otherwise you'll have to constantly pick up your skis to cross logs and low sage brush.