GRIZZLY RIDGE YURT, UT

Grizzly Ridge Yurt is located on the Ashley National Forest, approximately 20 air miles north of Vernal, in eastern Utah. It provides year-round primitive lodging for guests. The yurt is open for reservations all months except November, April and May. Hiking, off-roading, skiing and...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • The yurt remains locked; call the District Office at (435) 789-1181 three days prior to a reservation to confirm the lock combination
  • No water is available at the yurt; guests must bring their own supply
  • Visitors can usually drive to the yurt, though a high-clearance vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive is required
  • RV or travel trailers are allowed, as road access is not suitable
  • From approximately Dec. 1 to April 30, non-motorized travel (cross-country skiing or snowshoeing) is required to access the yurt; snowmobiles are not allowed on the trail to Grizzly Ridge Yurt
  • Off-road vehicles are allowed only on authorized roads, trails and routes as identified on the Ashley National Forest Vernal Ranger District Travel Map
  • No animals or pets are allowed inside the yurt
  • Click here for more information on the Ashley National Forest, or call (435) 789-1181
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Overview

Overview

Grizzly Ridge Yurt is located on the Ashley National Forest, approximately 20 air miles north of Vernal, in eastern Utah. It provides year-round primitive lodging for guests. The yurt is open for reservations all months except November, April and May. Hiking, off-roading, skiing and snowshoeing are the most popular activities in the area.

Natural Features:

The yurt is situated in a small clearing surrounded by pines and aspens, at an elevation of 9,200 feet. From the deck, guests are awarded beautiful views toward Red Fleet Reservoir and Vernal off in the distance. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant.

Recreation:

Numerous hiking, biking and off-road trails crisscross the area. Guests enjoy hiking up the trail to 9,335-foot Grizzly Ridge. In winter months, endless cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails are right out the front door.

Facilities:

The yurt is approximately 314 square-feet (less than 20 feet in diameter) and has limited amenities. No plumbing, running water or electricity is provided. The maximum capacity of overnight guests at the yurt is ten people. Tent camping is allowed outside.

Two double bunk beds with mattresses are provided that will sleep eight people. No linens, bedding or pillows are provided. The yurt is equipped with a heavy-duty propane camp stove for cooking, a wood-burning stove for heat, a folding table and chairs. A basic assortment of pots, pans, dishes and utensils is provided, but guests are encouraged to bring their own supplies.

A portable propane Coleman lantern is supplied but guests must bring extra propane bottles and mantles. The Forest Service provides propane for the cook stove and firewood for the wood stove. A vault toilet is located outside the yurt.

Nearby Attractions:

Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir, which can be accessed within 25 miles of the yurt.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun Jun 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Mon Dec 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
Peak Mon Jun 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Propane
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Stove
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00
Peak Season
Dec 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00
Peak Season
Jun 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.74306, -109.50083
40°44'35"N, 109°30'3"W

Follow the mileage indications below and watch for signs when traveling to Grizzly Ridge Yurt. Leave with plenty of time to arrive at the yurt before dark. A high-clearance vehicle with four-wheel drive is required to access the yurt.

From Vernal, Utah, travel north on U.S. Highway 191 (Vernal Avenue) approximately 25.5 miles. Slow down when approaching the snowdrift fence along the curve in the road and look for the jeep road at the gap in the fence. Turn left (northwest) onto the jeep road/Forest Road 181. Once on Forest Road 181, reset travel odometer to zero. At 0.5 miles, continue on Forest Road 181 (look for blue Little Brush Creek sign). At 0.8 miles, continue straight (northwest) on Forest Road 181 (look for blue Grizzly Ridge sign). At 0.9 miles, continue on Forest Road 181/Trail 152B. At 1 mile, take the right fork and head north on Forest Trail 152B. At 1.5 miles, stay right to meet up with the ski trail. At 1.9 miles, go left to merge with ski trail that winds up the road. At 2.7 miles, look for yurt on left (south) side of road.

UTM = 626656E, 4511378N
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

GRIZZLY RIDGE YURT
355 N Vernal Ave
VERNAL  UT  84078

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)740-4918
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