Leadville Backcountry LLC
The Marceline and Emma yurts offer unique lodging, spectacular views, intimate contact with the land, and endless recreational opportunities. They are designed for summer and winter recreation. Please check current fire restrictions.
Located above the pristine Empire Reservoir at 12,000’, these yurts are nestled behind the Mosquito Mountain Range and Mt. Sherman. Climbing the ridge behind the yurts gives you spectacular views of Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive and the Collegiate ranges. You can see elk, deer, bear, Redtail hawk, and sheep, as well as many other animals. In winter, bowl skiing is limitless!
According to the season, you may choose to hike, mountain bike, ski, snowshoe, horseback ride, hunt, view and photograph wildlife, paint the autumn colors, or enjoy the lazy pleasures of gazing at the natural beauty of the area and visiting with friends.
The yurts are located in the backcountry and are not accessible to town or Ski Cooper. In summer, the yurts can be accessed with a high-clearance 4-wheel-drive vehicle, as the road is very rough and steep in spots. Follow us on Facebook for summer and winter access updates.
Care for Colorado!
- Check for Fire Restrictions — and Follow Them!
- Take Care with Fire
- Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
And please take our Adventure by Nature Pledge.
Thank you for helping to protect our forests and homes!
Winter & Spring Trips
In winter and early spring, the yurts are not for very beginners, as extreme winter conditions exist. The trek to the yurts are for the more experienced and fit that possess above-average backcountry ski skills and knowledge.
Check out Colorado Backcountry Winter Safety Resources for more information.