Situated at 8,700’ high in the Smoky Mountains of central Idaho, Coyote Yurt is a terrific destination for intermediate or advanced skiers or snowboarders looking for excellent downhill ski opportunities.
There are a great variety of ski slopes surrounding Coyote, from mellow powder bowls to steep corn descents and plentiful north facing burns, making Coyote a favorite among a loyal group of regulars.
The recent Beaver Creek Fire completely consumed the Yurts in August of 2013. The good news is that we have built a new pair of beautiful yurts and the fire has opened up vast and amazing new skiing in the burn!
Views of the magnificent craggy Boulder Mountains and the pyramids of the Pioneer Mountains greet Coyote guests right outside the front door, making for a truly awesome setting. One of our highest and most remote huts, the approach to Coyote is suited for experienced backcountry skiers with avalanche education. The route is 6 miles long, gaining 1800 ft. in elevation. The route finding can be tricky, so it is best to hire a guide if you are not sure about the route into the hut.
A favorite option for Coyote skiers is to hire a snowmobile tow to the base of the final skin track, knocking off 4 miles of road and getting you to the goods quickly. Please call or email us to find out more about this option.
Coyote has 2 yurts that sleep up to 19 people. It has all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay including: wood stoves for heat, Goal Zero solar powered lanterns for light and speaker for mp3 players, a three burner propane stove for cooking, all pots, pans, and cookware to produce a feast-including a dutch-oven and a propane grill, all tableware and cutlery, books, magazines, board games, bunks with mattresses, two covered outhouses, and a classic wood fired SAUNA! Guests need to bring only their own sleeping bags, clothes, food and avalanche safety equipment.
Coyote is also the only hut we rent in the summer.
Coyote Yurts are a fantastic destination for reclusive get-a-ways, romantic retreats, adventurous parties, or BACKCOUNTRY YURT MOUNTAIN BIKING! The numerous trails that converge around Coyote Yurt allow for many outstanding opportunities for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding in the summer.
- Weeknights (Sun-Thu) minimum of $200/night required (covers 4 people in the yurt)
- Weekends (Fri-Sat) & Holidays minimum of $400/night required (covers 8 people in the yurt)
*Kids 6-12 are $25/night, and kids under 6 are free.
Daytime Use Pricing:
$15/person/day - minimum $100
6% lodging sales tax
3% US Forest Service Fee
Booking for at least 8 people guarantees a private reservation. Any reservation for fewer than 8 people includes the possibility of sharing the hut with other skiers. If you would like to guarantee a private hut, please reserve for 8 people.
**It is required that at least one member of your group be familiar with the route into the hut and correct operation of the facility. If no one in your group has been to this hut before, we require that a Hut Rent Guide accompany your party on day one of your trip. Cost of this service is a flat fee of $250. For more information, click on Add a Guide to the right.