Located halfway to Jewel Lake, the Ruby Jewel Yurt is nestled in a dense lodgepole forest - ideal for mountain biking or mountain climbing. Unlimited access to high alpine bowls and exciting ridges tempt more skillful skiers, but there's plenty of easier skiing near the yurt.

***Please note that the access road from County Road 41 to the yurts is opened/closed due to weather accessibility, by the Parks. There is not a set day for this to occur. Refunds WILL NOT be given for bookings in transition seasons. Just because it is driveable in October/November and again in May/June does not mean the summer acess road will be open. PLEASE CHECK THE RESOURCES PAGE FOR SUMMER ACCESS ROAD OPEN/CLOSURES.***

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 Ruby Jewel Yurt

Winter Access: 2 miles (See ***note*** above)
Winter Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41 - 5 miles from the main park entrance on the right side of CR 41 at the sign for the Jewel Lake Road.

Elevation: 9,600'
Elevation Gain/Loss: +584'/-99'
Difficulty: Novice/Intermediate
Avalanche Danger: None to yurt; Avalanche danger along trail to Jewel lake

Winter Trail Use: Ski and snowshoe
Use Levels: Mainly used by yurt customers only; Some limited day skiing

Summer Trips to Ruby Jewel Yurt

Summer Access: 4WD (or high clearance) Vehicle access or 1.5 mile hike from 2WD access (See ***note*** above)
Summer Trailhead: Jackson County Road 41 - 5 miles from the main park entrance on right side of CR 41 at the sign for the Jewel Lake Road.
GPS Coordinates: 40 34'58.37"N ; 105 57'49.06"W

Elevation: 9,600'
Elevation Gain/Loss: +70'
Difficulty: Novice

Summer Trail Use: 4WD Vehicles, Hike, Horse, Bike
Trail Use Levels: Heavy weekend use