Alerts and Important Information
The Idaho City Yurts are designed to be a self-guided backcountry experience. There are no park employees on-site. Yurt renters should be familiar with the yurt Manuals and the specific Guide for the yurt they rent. Due to the remote locations, renters should be prepared to spend a night outdoors or in a vehicle if needed.
To prepare for a safe trip customers must read the Yurt Liability Waiver and the applicable summer/winter manuals located on the parksandrecreation.idaho.gov website.
These documents can be found by going to parksandrecreation.idaho.gov, go to yurts, then Idaho City Backcountry yurts, scroll to bottom of the page.
By Booking an Idaho City Yurt you and your party agree to all terms and conditions detailed in the Yurt Liability Waiver.
Cancellation Fee: If a cancellation for a Backcountry Yurt occurs 21 or fewer calendar days prior to arrival, customer forfeits the first night or daily usage fee (base rate). If the cancellation occurs more than 21 calendar days prior to arrival, a cancellation charge of $10.00 will be assessed. At no time shall the customer be charged a cancellation fee that exceeds the base rate paid for the facility.
Distance to this yurt: When the snow is gone from Stargaze Trail (usually late May through late November), you can drive 1.2 miles (one way) with 650 ft of elevation to the summer parking area. You will then park and hike in another 200 yards to the yurt.
When snow is on Stargaze Trail (usually late November through late May) you will park in the Beaver Creek Summit Park N Ski parking area then ski or snowshoe in 1.3 miles (one way) with 650 ft elevation gain to the yurt.
Location: The Idaho City Area Yurt and Trail System is made up of 4 Park N Ski areas ,about 60 miles northeast of Boise, Idaho and are accessed from State Highway 21 between 18 and 25 miles northeast of Idaho City, ID. It is approximately a two-hour drive from Boise, ID.
Description: There are six backcountry yurts available for year-round rental in the Boise National Forest. From the yurts you have access to 52 miles of marked trails of which 26 miles are groomed in the winter months. In the summer.spring and fall months you will enjoy biking and hiking through the tranquility of this backcountry forest playground.
For further information on the features of this facility please visit us online at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov and select Lodging then Backcountry Yurts.