Teton Canyon Yurt is located in the summer use campground in Teton Canyon where opportunities to explore a riparian environment and see wintering wildlife abound. The yurt is accessed via a four-mile, mostly flat, groomed Nordic track that is ideal for cross-country skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing.
Friends and family members, both young and old, will enjoy the scenic vistas and snowy woodlands along the track to our Teton Canyon Yurt. The track is groomed by local nonprofit organization Teton Valley Trails and Pathways (TVTAP). A percentage of the yurt rental fee will go to TVTAP to help offset grooming and plowing costs. Additional donations to TVTAP are encouraged via their website.
The yurt sleeps 6 to 8 people. Two bunk beds sleep doubles on the bottom bunk and singles on the top. Cots sleep an additional two people. There is a pellet stove for heat, gas lanterns for lighting, and a two-burner propane stove for cooking. Snow is melted for water. An outhouse is nearby. Household basics such as toilet paper, paper towels, and fuel for cooking, lighting, and heating are provided. Kitchenware including cooking and eating utensils are also provided.
Overnight renters need to provide their own sleeping bags, food, drink, first aid and emergency supplies, and maps. All participants will meet in Driggs, ID, before trip departure to review yurt operations and sign an Acknowledgement of Risk waiver.
Step out your door and onto a freshly groomed cross-country ski track! The yurt is located at 6500′ and is less than one mile from the Jedediah Smith Wilderness boundary adjacent to Grand Teton National Park. Backcountry skiers equipped with avalanche safety gear along with the skills and training to safely travel in avalanche terrain, will find abundant powder skiing opportunities above the yurt. This yurt sits at a lower elevation than our other yurts so will require more hiking time to access powder skiing. Ice climbing and rock climbing opportunities are available nearby.
The Teton Canyon Yurt can be accessed via snowmachine, however due to the popularity of this trailhead, we request that folks consider human power to access and enjoy the yurt. Snowmachines have an impact on other National Forest users and contribute to noise and air pollution. We’re looking to offer outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy a quiet, nature-based experience with families and friends and not impact other people looking for the same experience. Thank you for considering our request.
Cost: $250/night plus 3% FS User Fee for 4 adults and up to 4 children:
WYDAHO LOCAL DISCOUNT:
We are honoring our regional locals with a discount to residents of Teton Valley, Eastern Idaho, and Jackson Hole. Residents of Idaho Falls, Ashton, Rexburg, and Pocatello are eligible.
$150/night plus 5% TVTAP donation and 3% Forest user fee