Activities and Amenities
LIMBER FLAG YURT, UT
part ofAshley National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sat May 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewLimber Flag Yurt is located in the Ashley National Forest, approximately 20 air miles north of Vernal, in eastern Utah. It provides year-round primitive lodging for guests. The yurt is open for reservations all months except November, April and May. Hiking, off-roading, skiing and snowshoeing are the area's most popular activities.
The yurt is situated at the edge of a clearing, at an elevation of 9,000 feet. Pines and aspens surround the clearing and offer some shade. From the deck, guests are awarded beautiful views toward Vernal, off in the distance. Wildlife and summer wildflowers are abundant.
In summer months, numerous hiking, biking and off-road trails crisscross the area. In winter months, endless cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails are right out the door.
The yurt is approximately 314 square-feet (less than 20 feet in diameter) and has limited amenities. No plumbing, running water or electricity is provided. The maximum capacity of overnight guests at the yurt complex is ten people. Tent camping is allowed outside.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area is known not only for its beautiful red cliffs, but also for its world-class fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout. Boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving are popular activities on the reservoir, which can be accessed within 25 miles of the yurt.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Follow the mileage indications below and look for signs on the ground when traveling to Limber Flag Yurt. Leave with plenty of time to arrive at the yurt before dark.
Summer directions from Vernal, travel north on U.S. Highway 191/Vernal Avenue for approximately 24.4 miles, to the Diamond Mountain turnoff. Turn right (east) onto the Diamond Mountain Road/Forest Road 048 and continue approximately 2.3 miles. Turn left (north) onto Potholes Road/Forest Road 255 and travel about 1.6 miles. Turn left (northwest) and follow Forest Road 254 for approximately 1.5 miles. Forest Road 254 will merge into the winter ski trail. Follow the blue diamond markers along the trail and turn right (east) after about 150 yards. The road will curve to a clearing, where the yurt will be visible within 100 yards.
Winter travel, from Vernal, travel north on U.S. Highway 191/Vernal Avenue for approximately 24.6 miles to the Limber Flag Yurt Trailhead. Turn right onto the paved rest area along the highway. Hike, ski or snowshoe on Forest Trail 1170, following the blue diamond markers about 3 miles to the yurt.
UTM = 631565E, 4511541N
Mailing Address:LIMBER FLAG YURT
355 N Vernal Ave
VERNAL UT 84078
Phone Number:Information: (435)789-1181