Large Back Country Yurts – Winter

Aspen Yurt in Winter

Winter Season (November 14th–April 15th)

The Aspen and Coyote Yurts are 20’ Yurts that can accommodate up to 8 people. The large yurts are located in a beautiful meadow along the cross country ski trails of the Flagstaff Nordic Center. It is often visited by wildlife and home to some gorgeous sunsets. The yurts are reserved individually below, or contact us if you are interested in reserving both yurts at the same time. There are plenty of hiking opportunities due to the yurts’ location at the intersection of 30 to 35 miles of ski and snowshoe trails. Most of these trails can be used for biking as well as hiking. Birding is a favorite activity in northern Arizona. For bird lists and more information, be sure to visit the Northern Arizona Audubon Society website. Enjoy “camping” in our Aspen or Coyote Yurt and wake up to a nature oasis.

Read about the “yurt experience” at the Flagstaff Nordic Center written by staff from Peace Surplus, Flagstaff’s “go to” outdoor store since 1973. Peace Surplus Nordic Center Backcountry Yurt Trips!

Amenities & Notes

  • One double futon bed and one twin bunk bed.
  • Linens / bedding are not included.
  • Lighting is in place, but there are no electric outlets. It is advisable to bring a lantern as a backup.
  • Heating provided by wood-burning stove inside each yurt. All Forest Service fire restrictions apply. For current fire restrictions please visit
  • A propane barbecue grill is available next to each yurt.
  • While ski area is open, skiers may use benches and restroom located near Aspen Yurt.
  • A portable restroom is located 30 feet between Aspen and Coyote Yurts.
  • Running water is not available.
  • There are NO outdoor campfires permitted during the Winter Season
  • You supply: water, sleeping bags, pillows, headlamp or flashlight, cooking/eating supplies and utensils, food and beverages, personal items, books, games, etc.
  • The yurt is located in a U.S. Forest Service designated No Motorized Vehicles area. It is about one mile from the parking area at the Lodge to the Yurt Meadow. You will need to hike (or bike, ski, or snowshoe) the trail to get to the yurt. In the summer, you will need to carry your supplies with you. (Firewood and will already be in place at the yurt.)
  • For a map showing the locations of the yurts and cabins, click to download here. (PDF, 702 kb – Free Adobe Reader required.)

Winter Rate & Information

  • Weekdays starting at $75 per night for up to 2 people
  • Weekends starting at $90 per night for up to 2 people
  • Rates may be higher during special events and holidays
  • Changes to confirmed reservations may be subject to a $25 change fee.
  • $10 extra per night, per each additional person
  • Dogs: $10 per night per dog
  • Check-in time anytime after 9:00 A.M. for skiing and other activities. Yurt ready by 3:00 P.M. Please note that you must check-in no later than 3:00 P.M. or you will forfeit your reservation and your payment. This will be enforced due to safety and insurance concerns.
  • Check-out time is 10:00 A.M.
  • Every camping visitor is REQUIRED to read and accept the Winter Camping Information document. (PDF, 18 kb – Free Adobe Reader required.)

To reserve the Aspen or Coyote Yurt, please check availability below. You will be given a choice of yurt via a drop down menu. To reserve both yurts, you must complete a reservation for each in your desired time slot.