Lime Creek Yurt
The new Lime Creek Yurt is located on a forest service road 5 miles from the trailhead on Fisher Mountain. The Yurt is 5 skiing, biking or hiking miles from the Fisher Hut. Overlooking the beautiful Lime Creek canyon the yurt offers a view of the Rio Grande below. Excellent north slope backcountry skiing is nearby, with open steep slopes right out the back door. Lime Creek features plenty of skiing terrain and a comfortable place to stay on cold winter nights. Summer months offer great mountain biking and endless hiking.
Elevation : 10,500
Winter: November 15 – April 30
Summer: June 1 – October 1 (depending on snow)
Capacity: 16-foot yurt; 4 single beds, extra foam sleeping pad
Yurt Essentials: Woodstove for heat, propane cook-stove, lanterns, complete kitchenware, detached composting toilet. Firewood provided.
Snowmelt for water
NO OUTSIDE FIRES
History of the Yurt
The Lime Creek Yurt site was discovered in the fall of 1996. A temporary warming hut was installed in September of 1997 to evaluate the site. Skier accessibility, snow depths and availability of skiable terrain surrounding the site was found to be excellent.
In October of 1997, a tornado like wind blew down approximately 700 acres of spruce and fir trees. The blow down extended several miles at 11,000 feet in elevation but missed the newly constructed warming hut. After two winters it was decided to install a 16 foot diameter yurt with a composting toilet!