The Skyline yurt is conveniently situated off the groomed Skyline trail, a popular loop used by Nordic skiers and snowshoers. The yurt provides easy access to over 20 miles of groomed and 50 miles of marked ski trails. The yurt is located on a high sunny knob, which provides a 200 degree view to the east, south and west. The view from the yurt is one of the best in the Boise National Forest. From the yurt deck you can see Wolf Mountain, Steele Mountain, Sunset Peak, and Pilot Peak. The open, rolling terrain below the yurt provides beginner Telemarkers a chance to polish their skills. Snow is usually available early December to mid April.
**We always recommend a high-clearance, all-wheel drive vehicle when traveling to the yurts.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Skyline yurt is ideally located for summer use. Many miles of old roads and single track trails are easily accessable for hiking and mountain biking. The yurt is located on the highest point in the area just off the Skyline trail. Its elevation of 5900 feet and open, park ‐ like setting guarantee cool evenings and breezes all summer long. The 200° view east, west and south from the yurt is one of the best in the Boise National Forest. From the yurt deck you can see Wolf Mountain, Steele Mountain, Sunset Peak, and Pilot Peak. Numerous large spruce trees nearby provide a nice shaded area for picnics. A few hundred feet from the site is a prime huckleberry patch. In the fall, flaming red/yellow/orange aspens frame the mountain peaks to the east. A protected tent area is available for extra persons. The yurt site is usually snow free early May to mid November.
Download guides & maps
Please contact the Idaho City Ranger District at 208-392-3700 to obtain a map and get updates as to which trails are safe to recreate on before you go out and play.
Click here to check snow depths (search for Jackson Peak or Mores Creek Summit)
Email the program or call 208-514-2418
Photo Credit: Erik Ryan