Castle Peak Yurt

Kamas, Utah 84036

Castle Peak Yurt

Castle Peak Yurt Professional Review and Guide

"The Castle Peak Yurt, operated by White Pine Touring in Park City; is my favorite winter shelter in all of Utah. On the surface it looks just like any other Utah yurt, but with one exception: it has a wood-fired sauna. While the ability to ease your tired muscles in a sauna is reason enough to book a trip to the yurt, the mountains that surround the place aren’t half bad either. Two peaks with skiable terrain lie a short day tour north of the yurt—Castle Peak and a mountain known only as Duke. Both rise above 10,000 feet and offer short but steep lines on northwest- and southeast-facing aspects. Spring is the best time to visit, as the Uinta Mountains have a fussy snow-pack and anything above tree line is highly avalanche prone here. But if you happen
to plan a trip to Castle Peak during high avalanche danger, you can always play it safe
and hang out in the sauna."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
5-10 miles
2,834 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
4-5 hours
7,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
10,234 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Hoyt Peak, Erickson Basin
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Jul 2018