We literally stayed in the yurt for about 20 hours, but we made the best of our time!
You can get to the TH from I-80 through Wyoming, using this map
You can get there from HWY 40 and Vernal, UT, using this map
The trailhead for the Limber Flag Yurt starts from the Aspen Nature Trail parking lot on HWY 191. The road is paved the entire way, so you don’t need 4×4 drive.
Distance: 3 miles one way
Elevation gain: 813 ft
Time: 1-3 hours to reach the yurt
Dog friendly? No, dogs are not allowed at this yurt
Kid friendly? Yes!
Fees/Permits? Yes, see below
GPS location of yurt:
Altitude: 8,900 ft
How can I make a reservation?
Reservations typically open in October, and can be made online through Recreation.gov. Everything is done online, and once you make a payment you will get an email notification with all the yurt info on there and your reservation number. The forest ranger should call you a few days ahead of your reservation to give you the lock code to get inside the yurt.
How much does it cost to stay at the yurt?
The yurt cost $50/night, plus a $10 transaction fee, so for two nights it was $110.00.
How many people can stay in the yurt?
You can sleep a max of 8 people, though I don’t recommend bringing 8 people. The yurt is small and you want some room to put all of your gear. I feel like 6 is a good amount, especially if you have a lot of gear.
What does the yurt provide?
The yurt is equipped with bunks (this one has double mattresses), a propane stove (propane is included), kitchen utensils, and plenty of firewood.
Is there water access?
No. There is no running water nor a nearby stream to filter water. You either need to carry it all in, or melt snow, then filter.
What should I bring?
-Your own sleeping bag and pillow
– toilet paper
– food & alcohol
– games or cards
– really thick socks, slippers, or down booties for inside the yurt
– firewood is provided but you need fire starter & a lighter
– your own sponge, biodegradable soap, and towel to clean dishes
– trash bags (everything must be packed out)
– any other entertainment you want!
The trail starts to the right of the port-a-potty – follow the blue diamonds.
Within 5 minutes you’ll cut through a gate (make sure to close it behind you!), and you’ll see the large blue sign for the yurt.
The trail hikes through a really pretty Aspen area. You can see nobody had been to the yurt since the most recent snow storm. We were making fresh tracks in 4-5 inches of snow, but it wasn’t quite deep enough for snowshoes.
Cross another road, and follow the tall blue pole.
Eventually the trail turns North, and will head down this small hill. You can see where the trail is from here.
The one “steep” section along the trail. It’s not really that steep, but when you are carrying a heavy backpack it sure feels like it’s steep!
Keep following the blue diamonds.
There’s a very faint, small brown sign that says “To Yurt”. Turn right here.
When you see Trail 1170, you are within 5 minutes of the yurt!
Yay we made it in 1 hour 35 minutes!
Christmas Day with my love!
(I swear we didn’t coordinate the lime green & blue LOL!)
View from the deck! There was plenty of firewood to keep the wood burning stove going. I recommend bringing your own knife, saw, or axe to make kindling.
The outhouse. Remember to bring your own toilet paper!
Inside the Limber Flag Yurt
My favorite part of this trip was the sunrise!
It was a short trip, but we still had fun.
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