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.
Distance to this yurt: When the snow is gone from US Forest Service Rd 025M (usually mid May through late November) you can drive 1.25 miles with minimal elevation gain (one way) to the summer parking area. You will park off the road prior to the green gate, then hike past the green gate another 300 yards to the yurt.
When snow is on US Forest Service Rd 025M, Pilgrim Loop and Lower Lamar Trail (usually late Nobember through mid May) you will park in the Whoop-Um-Up Park N Ski area, then ski or snowshoe in 1.75 miles (one way) with 150 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.