Mountain View Yurt
Southwest, Colorado, United States
If true quiet is what you seek, you have found it at Mountain View Yurt. Sitting high in the San Juan Mountains, this yurt offers endless views of the 13,000+ foot peaks of La Garita mountains. The wilderness area that bears this range’s name is only 5 miles away and is the least used wilderness area in Colorado. But just out the front door there is a 1,000’ vertical foot drop-off into beautiful East Willow Canyon and Phoenix Park, with its perennial waterfalls and cliffs.This cozy and comfortable yurt is the only structure on the 27 acres of private land that is in turn surrounded by National Forest Land. In fact, it’s the only structure in sight. If you are needing a touch of civilization though, in the summer and fall, the yurt is just a 15-minute drive to the historic and eclectic town of Creede, Colorado. But you will likely find yourself mesmerized by the enormity and stillness of the landscape that surrounds you. No matter the season, this getaway will allow you to slip into enchanting solitude.
Location and Access
Near Creede, CO
Summer: 4WD vehicle
Winter: One mile ski in on a county road. The grade is mild until the last 1/2 mile, which has a steep section requiring scales, skins or herring bone up the hill.
Note: Depending on where the road is plowed to it can be up to a four mile ski. Winter ‘15/’16 it was plowed leaving only a one mile ski.
Difficulty: Mild to moderate
The surrounding area provides terrain ranging from steep chutes to flat, open meadows where one can enjoy:
Mountain biking, Skiing (cross country and backcountry), Hiking, Fishing, Snowshoeing, Star gazing
Note: There is also plenty of avalanche danger nearby. Proper training in backcountry avalanche danger is important if planning to do more than just ski tour.
Explore the La Garita Wilderness, snowshoe, ski, or bike immediately around the hut, or take in the view from the deck.
Sleeps up to four
One queen futon mattress with 1 1/2" memory foam topper
One bathroom: Attached 12’ yurt as a bathroom with lights, composting toilet, sink and shower*.
*The shower is a Zodi Hotman backcountry shower. It’s a bit primitive, but hey, it’s a shower, in a yurt.
What you need to bring
Water, or a water purification system, in summer months. Snowmelt provides water in winter.
Propane refrigerator and propane range/oven
New solar system with DC lighting and AC outlets for small electronic devices
Attached 12’ yurt as a bathroom with lights, composting toilet, sink and Zodi Hotman backcountry shower
Pets: Dogs are allowed during the summer/fall months when you can drive to the yurt with your water. But NO PETS are allowed in the winter when guests must melt snow for water.
All trash must be packed out summer and winter.
50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees.
Pets Allowed (depending on season)
Solar Lanterns or Lighting
Wood Burning Stove
Rates and Availability
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|Standard Rate||$175 / night||$175 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|