Ullr’s Knob Yurt
Southwest, Colorado, United States
Located deep in the scenic San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, Ullr’s Knob Yurt offers incredible long distance views from its perch on the Continental Divide, high above the friendly little town of Lake City. Much of the trail and terrain around the yurt boasts vistas of the Weminuche Wilderness to the southwest, a panorama of five of Colorado’s famous 14,000' peaks to west and northwest, and views of the La Garita Mountains to the east.
Easy access to the Continental Divide Trail or Colorado Trails offers miles of trail to explore this pristine, remote wilderness. As this is very near the Lake San Cristobal Yurt, there is an opportunity to go yurt to yurt. This is the more difficult to access of two yurts. The route is a strenuous one but well worth the trip and generally safe from avalanche danger.
In the winter the rental is for the entire yurt. In summer, individual bunk spaces are rented for $20 per person/night. If the calendar shows availability, there are bunks available and some bunks may be rented by other groups. Inquire with the owner about number of bunks to be rented.
Location and Access
Near: Lake City, CO
Summer: 4WD vehicle, ATV, foot, mountain bike, motor cycle, or horse
The Camp Trail is for non motorized access only. Motorized access can be gained from three locations on Highway 149 near Lake City: Spring Creek Pass, Powderhorn Gulch and Sawmill Park Road.
Winter: Winter access is by snowshoe, ski or snowmobile. Skiers will need climbing skins.
The three trail routes are six miles and 2,000 or 2,500 feet of elevation gain with some steep sections. Route finding near and above timberline can be challenging in a whiteout.
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling on acres of open slopes in winter or hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV or jeeping in summer along the miles of Colorado Trail can’t be passed up. The beautiful mountain landscape is rich with opportunity for:
Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Mountain biking, Trail running, Snowmobiling
Check out the skiing immediately around the yurt. 150 vertical from a 12,050 foot nameless summit lies right out the door. The owners have affectionately named it Ullr’s Knob. Shred the slopes with lots of big mountain skiing within a quarter mile of the yurt or farther along the Continental Divide toward the Fawn Lakes Yurt site, about three miles away. Give yourself enough time here to enjoy it all!
Four metal bunk beds and four folding canvas cots
What you need to bring
Headlamp or flashlights
Water pump and filter
There is a spring and flowing stream a few hundred yards below where you may pump water
Four burner propane stove ovens
Summer: Motorized access can be gained from three locations on Highway 149: Spring Creek Pass, Powderhorn Gulch and Sawmill Park Road
Winter: The Camp Trail Trailhead is on County Road 30 (Cinnamon Pass Road) above Lake San Cristobal.
Yurt to yurt: Staging a vehicle at either Sawmill or Camp Trail and starting at the other trailhead prevents backtracking and makes a nice hut to hut trip in summer or winter (for advanced to expert skiers or snowshoers).
Trail Information: The trail options in the summer are mild. You can even access the yurt by 4WD vehicle. Winter access is by snowshoe, ski or snowmobile.
Three winter routes
- Camp Trailhead - six mile ski in with a steep ascent from the valley floor, up 2,500 feet to the yurt.
- Sawmill Trailhead six mile route: Follow the groomed multi use trail past the Lake San Cristobal Yurt (aka John Wilson Yurt) to Rambouillet Park. The six mile route then follows the ridge up and over Antenna Peak with a total elevation gain of 2,700 feet.
- Sawmill Trailhead eight mile route: Follow the groomed multi use trail past the Lake San Cristobal Yurt (aka John Wilson Yurt) to Rambouillet Park. The eight mile route remains on the groomed multi use trail and then packed snowmobile trail ( or 4X4 road in summer months) around Antenna Peak and has 2,500 feet of elevation gain.
Avalanche terrain is minimal on these routes although extra care should be taken in periods of high avalanche conditions. Snowmobiles are allowed. Route finding near and above timberline can be challenging in a whiteout.
Winter use: The entire yurt is rented for $110/night.
Summer use: Individual bunk spaces are rented for $20 per person/night.
No refunds. We do consider re-scheduling on a case by case basis.
Well-behaved dogs are allowed. Please try to encourage them not to pee around the yurt in the winter when snow melt is used for water. Most importantly, don't melt yellow snow.
Wood Burning Stove
Rates and Availability
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Specific Rate Details
Winter: The entire yurt is rented for $110/night.
Summer: Individual bunk spaces are rented for $20 per person/night. If the calendar shows availability, there are bunks available. Inquire with the owner about number of bunks to be rented.