Wolf Creek Backcountry provides unique lodging with our Pass Creek Yurt.  Nestled at the foot of the Continental Divide, the Pass Creek Yurt delivers miles of hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing right out the door.   Everything is in place for your comfy wilderness stay, including hut shoes! Check out our seasonal planning lists below.  Solar lights illuminate evening games, laughs, reading, or storytelling. Private, the peace, serenity, and beauty is unmatched.

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What to Bring
  • Lightweight sleeping bag, or sheets & blanket
  • Favorite pillow case, earplugs
  • Clothing in layers
  • Food, libation
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Bikes and hiking boots
  • A Good Read
  • Camera
  • Good friends and family
  • Well-behaved dogs
  • 7.5’ Topo maps: Elwood Pass, Wolf Creek Pass
What to Leave at Home
  • Hair dryers, curling irons, coffee pots and other power-hungry plug-ins
  • “9-to-5” stress
What’s There
  • Bunk beds with pillows accommodate up to 6 people
  • Two comfy dog beds
  • Bathroom: Lovely, clean outhouse with a view adjacent to Yurt, toilet paper, hand sanitizer
  • Solar shower, shower enclosure
Food
  • 64 qt empty cooler & metal rodent-proof box
  • Repackage food at home to limit garbage
  • Plan simple meals (see FAQS)
Water

Water from nearby creek. Purified with Berkey water filter (provided)

Waste Water

Collect waste water in the labeled bucket, dispose of in outhouse.

Indoor Fun

Games, puzzles, decks of cards, books

Wood Stove
What to Bring
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Favorite pillow case, earplugs
  • Clothing in layers
  • Food, libation
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Skis, snowshoes, snowboards
  • Avalanche safety gear: beacon, probe, shovel
  • Pee bottle (for those midnight ‘nature’ breaks)
  • A Good Read
  • Camera
  • Good friends and family
  • 7.5’ Topo maps: Elwood Pass, Wolf Creek Pass
What to Leave at Home
  • Hair dryers, curling irons, coffee pots and other power-hungry plug-ins
  • Pets (melted yellow snow for drinking water is undesirable)
  • Daily stresses
What’s There
  • Bunk beds with pillows accommodate up to 6 people
  • Croc hut shoes
  • Bathroom: Lovely, clean outhouse with a view adjacent to Yurt, toilet paper, hand sanitizer
Wood Stove

Matches, newspaper, pre-split firewood; and kindling (split by preceding group)
Firewood access through floor trap door

Food
  • Repackage food at home to limit garbage
  • Plan simple meals (see FAQS)
Water

Snow melt for water

Pets

Dogs are NOT ALLOWED at the Pass Creek Yurt in winter.

Winter Safety

Winter backcountry travel is a hazardous activity. Be realistic. Do not overestimate your or other’s abilities. Remember, your group is only as strong as its weakest member.

All group members should have an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe – and know how to use them.

Group gear should include a first aid kit, map and compass, and an equipment repair kit.

  • A three-burner propane cook stove and propane
  • Cooking pots, pans, skillets, griddle, a small stove-top oven, muffin pan
  • Plates, bowls, mugs, cups, silverware, knives, sharpener
  • Utensils, #6 coffee cone, two French-presses, cheese grater, corkscrew, bottle opener, can opener, cutting boards
  • Salt & pepper
  • Matches

Everything you need is there.

Use the brooms and dustpans to keep the Yurt clean.

Solar-powered lights

NO OUTLETS

Bring a power pack or small solar panel to charge your electronics

Garbage bags provided.

Please pack out all your garbage

Games, puzzles, decks of cards, books

No first aid supplies at the PCY.  Only minimal repair items/tools.

In the event of an emergency, call 911 or contact the Mineral County Sheriff (719) 658-2600.

Leave an itinerary with someone (not Wolf Creek Backcountry) who can notify authorities should your group be overdue. Cell phone reception in the area of the Pass Creek Yurt is generally reliable.

We suggest each trip member purchase a Search and Rescue card for $5/year.