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Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

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  • Fall storm rolling up the canyon.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • Wildflowers abound.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • The interior is simple and functional.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • Relaxing in the backcountry.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • French doors give the yurt an open feel to the outdoors.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • Nearby access includes San Luis Peak Trailhead and the Colorado Trail. - Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • Phoenix Ridge Yurt.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • Yurt includes a pit toilet in a separate yurt.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • Yurt is surronded by La Garita Wilderness.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • La Garita Mountains standing over 13,000 feet.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • La Garita Mountains.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • From Phoenix Parkway you can see the yurt on top of the ridge.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
  • In the winter the yurt provides backcountry skiing right from the front door.- Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Remote. Quiet. Beautiful views. Fireplace.
Cons: 
Finding the yurt requires some navigation skills. Pit toilet odor.
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Region:
San Juan Mountains, CO
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Open Dates: 
Year Round
Bedrooms: 
1
Outhouse only: 
Yes
Dogs allowed inside: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Clear throughout the day.
62°F
41°

Thu

Mixed precipitation throughout the day.
47°F
34°

Fri

Mixed precipitation throughout the day.
45°F
31°

Sat

Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
43°F
22°

Sun

Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
41°F
19°

Mon

Mixed precipitation starting in the afternoon.
42°F
21°

Tue

Light rain starting in the afternoon.
44°F
25°

Details

ADA/Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Pet Friendly (allowed inside): 
Yes
Wood Stove: 
Yes
Electricity: 
No
Heating (forced air or radiant): 
No
Potable Water: 
No
Showers: 
No
Firewood Provided: 
Yes
Kitchen: 
Yes
Outdoor Fire Pit/BBQ: 
No

Reservation Information

Managed by: 
Phoenix Ridge Yurts
Reservation phone #: 
719.850.1530
Address: 
United States
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Property Description

Property Description

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For those seeking absolute solitude and a back to basic retreat, Phoenix Ridge Yurt provides an excellent jump off point. The yurt consists of a main living area with accommodations to sleep up to eight people. A full sized bed, wood burning stove, and basic kitchen fill the space. There is solar power energy for a few lights, but no running water. A separate yurt connected to the main yurt contains a pit toilet and shower stall. A large deck is accessible via french doors.  

The views from the yurt face east toward the 13,000-foot La Garita Mountains. Several trails, ATV roads, and wildlife viewing opportunities are nearby and easily accessible in the summer. In the winter you'll have world-class backcountry skiing right from the yurt. Ski down 1,000 feet of vertical to the forest road below and skin back up via the road. Navigation skills are required to find this yurt in the winter, as the forest roads are not plowed.

Visitors should be sure to bring plenty of water out of snow season. If you visit in the winter, there is plenty of propane to melt snow for your water source. Also, detailed instructions for the bear fence, solar power, pit toilets, and directions are all available from Phoenix Ridge Yurts once you book.

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