In 1976, Dan and Emma Kigar made their home in a tipi in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It wasn’t long before some of their friends wanted the same experience and the adventure called Earthworks Tipis began! They eventually added artistically-engineered yurts and rugged canvas-wall tents and renamed their business Advance Canvas Design. In the mid-1990s, they changed their business name to Colorado Yurt Company.
For over four decades, Dan & Emma helped people realize their dreams of owning one of their remarkable dwellings, and in 2020, the Kigars handed the reins of Colorado Yurt Company to John and Kelly Gibson. The four continue to share a love and appreciation for the company’s past and look forward to its future.
Through our growth and evolution, we continue to lead the industry with a reputation for quality products and highly personable service! Our products continue to be designed and fabricated by proud craftspeople in Western Colorado.
Although the company name has changed, we still produce Colorado Yurts, Earthworks Tipis, and Destination Tents.
We’re thrilled to be called Secret Creek!