Alerts and Important Information
The Idaho City Yurts are designed to be a self-guided backcountry experience. There are no park employees on-site. Yurt renters should be familiar with the yurt Manuals and the specific Guide for the yurt they rent. Due to the remote locations, renters should be prepared to spend a night outdoors or in a vehicle if needed.
To prepare for a safe trip customers must read the Yurt Liability Waiver and the applicable summer/winter manuals located on the parksandrecreation.idaho.gov website.
These documents can be found by going to parksandrecreation.idaho.gov, go to yurts, then Idaho City Backcountry yurts, scroll to bottom of the page.
By Booking an Idaho City Yurt you and your party agree to all terms and conditions detailed in the Yurt Liability Waiver.
Cancellation Fee: If a cancellation for a Backcountry Yurt occurs 21 or fewer calendar days prior to arrival, customer forfeits the first night or daily usage fee (base rate). If the cancellation occurs more than 21 calendar days prior to arrival, a cancellation charge of $10.00 will be assessed. At no time shall the customer be charged a cancellation fee that exceeds the base rate paid for the facility.
Elkhorn Yurt does not allow dogs from Dec 1st through April 15th. All other times dogs are welcome at this yurt.
Distance to this yurt: When the snow is gone from Elkhorn loop (usually late May through late November) you can drive 2.2 miles with 750 ft elevation gain (one way) to the summer parking area. You will park then hike 1 mile (one way) with 100 ft elevation gain to the yurt. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.
When snow is on Elkhorn loop (usually late November to late May) you will park in the Banner Ridge Park N Ski parking area, then ski or snowshoe in 3.2 miles (one way) with 850 ft elevation gain to the yurt.
Location: 18-24 miles north of Idaho City
Description: Campers must supply water. For further information on the features of this facility please visit us online at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov and select Lodging then Backcountry Yurts