Colorado Trail Friends Yurt  -  Elevation 11,800'


The Yurts

  1. -John Wilson Yurt

  2. -Rambouillet Yurt

  3. -Colorado Trail Yurt

  4. -Fawn Lakes Yurt



P.O. Box 771 

Lake City, Colorado 81235


Without a doubt, the Colorado Trail Friends Yurt offers superb long

distance views of the San Juan Mountains.

The Colorado Trail Friends Yurt may be accessed from any of three

routes.  Two of the routes begin at Rambouillet park and are both 5 miles

long, with 1000 feet of elevation gain. The Camp Trail route is about 5

miles long, with a steep ascent from the valley floor, up 2500 feet to the


The Colorado Trail Friends yurt is rated as an intermediate to advanced

ski trip.  Avalanche terrain is minimal on these routes although extra care

should be taken in periods of high avalanche conditions.  This yurt sleeps

up to 8 people.  Guide and sherpa services are available.

The Colorado Trail Friends Yurt was built with donations from The

Colorado Trail Foundation and became functional 1995. The Hinsdale

Haute Route began with this site in 1990.

Now taking reservations: 970-944-2269 or

New to the Colorado Trail Friends Yurt:

New location; approximately 300 yards ENE from current location.  

Across the saddle on the hillside next to the stand of trees.  Vastly

improved views and skiing right out back!

•New deck; large, 35’ by 35’ and solid (unlike the current deck).  
Views of Handies, Red Cloud and Sunshine Peaks.

•New Wood Stove; new to us, larger, more efficient and without a
warped door.

•New Dome; with opening function to better vent humidity and
excess heat.

•New Roof Cover

•New Carpet

•New Plexi-glass windows above the door

•Repaired front framing.

•Summer use.