Dancing Moose Yurt
The Dancing Moose Yurt has an impressive view of Clark Peak, with Bull Mountain to explore as your "backyard"! The Jewel Lake trail is also nearby for more trails to explore. With a little help this yurt is also wheelchair accessible.
Please check the weather and road conditions on the resources page for the most up to date information before your stay.
Pets are permitted at all Never Summer Yurts only from June-September.
Winter Trips to Dancing Moose Yurt
Winter Access: .25 miles
Winter Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41 - 4.5 miles from the main park entrance on right side of CR 41
GPS Coordinates: 40 33'57.43"N ; 105 59'16.93"W
Elevation Gain/Loss: +39'/-10'
Avalanche Danger: none
Winter Trail Use: Ski and snowshoe
Use Levels: Used by yurt customers only
Summer Trips to to Dancing Moose Yurt
Summer Access: 2WD Vehicle access
Summer Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41 - 4.5 miles from the main park entrance on right side of CR 41
Summer Trail Use: 2WD Vehicles, Hike, Horse, Bike
Trail Use Levels: Gated access for customers only
Area Trails and Attractions
Kelly Lake: This alpine lake is about 5 miles from the North Fork Canadian Yurt and is usually snowed in until mid-July. It is a rather difficult ski in the winter because you will probably have to break trail. There is avalanche danger on the valley slopes on the last section leading to the lake. In the summer, the wildflowers are simply amazing in July and the fishing is usually good. One hint: Follow the logging road and not the old trail where the signs direct you. The logging road will cut off some distance and hills.
Clear Lake: Clear Lake is approx. 6 miles from the North Fork Yurt. Very few people ever make it out to this remote lake.
Kelly Ridge: Kelly Ridge sits just to the southeast of the North Fork Yurt. Snowboarders have discovered this area in recent years for more advanced runs. Access is from the drainage east of the yurt. There is significant avalanche danger.
Rose's Ridge and Jim's Ridge: These ski destinations are not far from the trail linking the Ruby Jewel Yurt. There can be significant avalanche danger on some aspects.
Hut to Hut
Ruby Jewel Yurt: This route is best done starting at the Ruby Jewel Yurt because it is downhill all the way. From the North Fork Yurt it is 3.5 miles and 1,000' in elevation gain.
Dancing Moose Furnishings
Beds for nine (3 dbles, 3 singles) and 3 extra pads**
**-The huts are very crowded if you have folks on the floor! also-mattresses & pillows are provided, but no other bedding!
- Propane cookstove
- Propane light ( IN COOKING AREA )
- Propane provided
- Pots & pans
- Kitchen utensils
- Paper towels
- Dishsoap & Dishpans
- Outside food storage box
- Table & chairs
- Charcoal grill
- Toilet paper
- No running water or electricity!
- Firewood Limited in Summer
- Maul & ax
- Stock Pot for melting snow