Pioneer Yurt in the Summer
The Pioneer Yurt is now available to rent in the summer! Tucked at the edge of a sub-alpine meadow at 8700 feet, the Pioneer Yurt is the ultimate alpine getaway. Enjoy stunning views of the spectacular Pioneer Mountains, and relax with nearly all the comforts of home, and none of the distractions.
The Pioneer Yurt is perfectly situated for adventures into the alpine including ascents of the nearby Hyndman Peak (12009'), the tallest peak in the Sun Valley area, as well as many other beautiful summits. Below the craggy peaks lie beautiful alpine basins filled with wild flowers, small ponds, waterfalls and unparalleled opportunities for exploration and seclusion.
Access to the Pioneer Yurt in the summer follows a gradual trail up the Hyndman Creek canyon for 2.5 miles before climbing steeply for 1000' over 1 mile (3.5 miles/1800' in total). It is possible (and fun) to ride a mountain bike for the 1st 2.5 miles, before switching to hiking shoes for the final mile.
The Pioneer Yurt is a cozy 24' Yurt with sleeping space for up to 16 people. All amenities are supplied at the yurt, including a full kitchen with a 3-burner propane stove, bunk beds with comfy sleeping pads, outhouse, wood fired Sauna, Goal Zero solar powered lanterns for light and speaker for mp3 players, an outdoor fire-pit, and pre-cut firewood. Cell phones do not work at the yurt. You only need to bring your sleeping bags, food, and beverages.
Choose an independent rental, or a Fully Guided Trekking experience. Portering services also available for private rentals.