Bear Claw, the original yurt location in the system, has a new 20 foot diameter structure and is about 1.5 miles from the North Slope Trail Head at an elevation of about 8,700 feet. The yurt is inside the motor free area and must be accessed by skiing or snowshoeing up Sage Draw. The draw is shaded and the trail can become icy especially in the late afternoon. Pine trees define the natural front yard of the Bear Claw Yurt. The yurt offers splendid views of Moffit Peak to the west.