Gooseberry Yurt, Spring 2014: The Video

03.31.2014 | 12:56 pm

Oh, hi there. A bunch of us just got back from a nice weekend of luxury camping and mountain biking on Gooseberry Mesa, just outside of St. George, Utah.

I can now say, with absolute conviction, that yurt camping is exponentially more awesome than any other kind of camping. Especially when you’re staying right on top of one of the most highly-acclaimed mountain bike trails in the known universe: Gooseberry Mesa.

Here’s a little video I made of the weekend:

In the next couple days, I’ll be telling the story of the weekend…and describing a little contest where you can join us for a little slice of luxury mountain biking / camping yourself. 

’Til then, if you’re interested in learning more about the Gooseberry Yurt (and maybe renting it yourself), click here


  1. Comment by Papa Bear | 03.31.2014 | 1:23 pm

    That is awesome! How did Kenny get permission to build there? Does he own the land? The Yurt looks like a great place to stay.

    Kenny, along with a few other people, own the land. They’ve had it for a long time, but have only recently finalized the permits and other legal requirements in order for them to be able to rent the yurt(s). There’s currently only one yurt, but they’ve started building the deck for a second one. – FC

  2. Comment by Heidi | 03.31.2014 | 1:26 pm

    Wow, looks like a fantastic, well-deserved weekend!

  3. Comment by Sarah | 03.31.2014 | 1:41 pm

    That looks AWESOME! Way envious! Deserved, my friend.

  4. Comment by BostonCarlos (formerly NYC) | 03.31.2014 | 2:23 pm

    color me jealous.

    You know what would be an awesome bike for this terrain? An Ibis Ripley, that’s what. – FC

  5. Comment by Mike from Melbourne | 03.31.2014 | 3:03 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place. I have a friend we call Yurtie because he lives in a Yurt in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia.

    Sounds like a yurt exchange is in order. – FC

  6. Comment by NancyJBS | 03.31.2014 | 4:06 pm

    Full on delightful.

    That is all.

  7. Comment by BostonCarlos (Formerly NYC) | 03.31.2014 | 5:52 pm

    True Fact. Just showed the wife. Her response? “I’m going to learn how to ride a mountain bike!” See ya in 2015, Gooseberry yurt!

  8. Comment by Erin | 03.31.2014 | 6:01 pm

    That sounds great, but next can you do a cycling tour in the Dolomites and enable my winning? That would be super.

  9. Comment by Al Pastor | 03.31.2014 | 6:25 pm

    I thought subliminal messages in movies was illegal.

  10. Comment by JohnBoy | 03.31.2014 | 6:53 pm

    Where is the yurt in relation to Gooseberry? I was down there the week before you and I don’t remember seeing a yurt. Your video makes me want to go back…like now.

  11. Comment by sdcadbiker | 03.31.2014 | 9:12 pm

    Nice subliminal “boo boo” :-) Looks like you had an outstanding weekend; I’d love to get up to Gooseberry sometime.

  12. Comment by Bob B. | 03.31.2014 | 10:14 pm

    For Fall Moab 2014, we need to do a special St. George Edition and do the Yurt. We need to go back and do a long Guacamole. I am almost more excited about that weekend than Moab / White Rim in a few weeks.

  13. Comment by Doug (Way upstate NY) | 04.1.2014 | 7:04 am


    Are you guys riding dropper seat posts?

  14. Comment by Kenny | 04.1.2014 | 8:50 am

    The Yurt is on Gooseberry. We are located on the north rim about a 1/4 mile past the windmill. You can access the windmill trail and the gander trail right at the property.

    Bobby, as good as Gooseberry and Guacamole are, Moab will always stay on my top list of rides.

    Using a dropper post has changed my life.

  15. Comment by Dave T | 04.1.2014 | 8:51 am

    This place looks fantastic, our schedule is full up in 2014 but this could work for 2015. Is the yurt wheelchair accessible?

    No, at least it isn’t right now. Kenny’s pretty darned handy, though. – FC

  16. Comment by Doug (Way upstate NY) | 04.1.2014 | 10:58 am


    I got a dropper for this year. Really excited to try it. Now if the snow would just melt……

  17. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 04.1.2014 | 12:43 pm

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    UptheGrade, YannB, MykillLoney, LeighAnneDavis, AngieG, DaveT and Crew, ChrisD, StevenB, The(incomparable)Noodle, and our southern neighbors NicGrillo, Zeeter, Chapek Brothers, PaulGuyot….and just about anyone else we can get. Let’s show the orange and black!

  18. Comment by DC Commuter | 04.2.2014 | 7:14 am

    Glamping is for sissies.


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