If you've always wanted to stay in a back country yurt, but didn't fancy carrying your gear 4 miles uphill through 6 feet of powder, and thought, "Wouldn't it be great if Enchanted Forest had rental yurts on their trails?" this is the year you have been waiting for!
Enchanted Forest yurts are spread along our amazing trail system. The first yurt, is near the Linda's Leg trailhead on Little John, just 1 mile from the base area on an easier to more difficult route (one downhill). The second yurt is at the end of Long John at its intersection with Northwest Passage, 2 miles from the base area and has more hills and a 250 foot elevation gain.
Camp Yurts are ski or snowshoe in or out winter, or hike / mountain bike summer.
It is a minimum 1 mile ski or snowshoe to the closest yurt.
There is no driving to, or parking at the yurts.
The yurts are semi primitive camping, but comfortable. Each yurt has:
• Wood stove for heat with wood provided
• Dining table and chairs
• Camp kitchen area with cooking supplies and propane camp stove
• Paper plates, cups, and cutlery
• Gas Lantern for lighting
• Bunks (8 at Long John, 5 at Little John, you supply bedding. 20º sleeping bags highly recommended)
• Winter rental comes with "pulk" sled for carrying gear, or snowmobile delivery for an $35 (Winter Only)
We call it "Glamping". There is also an outhouse, a full stock of firewood, and a great views of Wheeler Peak and Gold Hill nearby. Use of the yurt also gives you access to Enchanted Forest's trails at night! Just remember, you are on your own, so be cautious.
This is still camping in a tent, and WINTER CAMPING at that, not a hotel room. There is no room or maid service. Heat is provided by a wood stove, wood provided. It will still get cold overnight, but not as cold as a tent only. You must provide your own sleeping bag (at least 20º or colder rating recommended in winter and summer), pillow, food, and transport (ski or snowshoe in winter, feet or Mt. bike in summer) to yurt
• Gear delivery by snowmobile is available for $35, Winters Only. Gear must fit in a 3x5x1.5 foot sled. $15 up charge if we have to use a larger sled for delivery. Please pack your gear for your yurt stay with this in mind.
Drinking water in winter is from melting snow, or you can bring bottled gallons of water available at any store for $1 to get you started. In summer you must carry in all your water. We also provide a huge gear pulk in winter for helping transport your stuff to the yurt. Kitchen items, pans, plates, silverware etc. and a stove and lantern are provided in the yurt.
Sorry, no pets are allowed at the yurts in winter, due to heath, forest biology, and safety reasons.
Winter Yurt Rental Prices and Reservation Info:
Other yurt companies in the area:
15+ Lodges in the town of Red River:
If central heating and plumbing is more your style, Red River has many lodging options for the weary traveler, from luxury condos, quaint mountain bed and breakfasts, rustic backwoods cabins to the no frills good nights sleep, Red River has it all. The Red River Chamber of Commerce can help you find that perfect lodge for your budget, group size and other needs.
Red River Chamber of Commerce1-800-348-6444
Enchanted Forest XC 29 Sangre de Cristo Drive Red River, NM 87558 575-754-6112
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