The Canyon Rim Ski Trail is a 4.5 mile (7.24 km), easiest to more difficult forested trail that takes skiers along the Canyon Rim providing views into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Begin at the Canyon Visitor Education Center and follow the North Rim Drive east for one mile (1.6 km). The trail turns sharply left and continues down a moderately steep hill to Inspiration Point. From there, follow the loop and return back up the hill. Further up the road, towards the North Rim Drive, the trail turns sharply left and onto a road. Continue along the edge of the canyon rim for one mile (1.6 km) providing excellent views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. At Grand View Point, the trail crosses the road and follows a marked trail through the pine forest and up into the summer cabin area. Ski past the lodging area and into the summer developed visitor use area, past the Canyon Lodge and back to the Canyon Visitor Education Center.
Notes: Caution should be taken while skiing along the Canyon Rim. Skiers are advised to remove their skis and walk out to the viewpoints.
Trailhead: Begin at the Canyon Visitor Education Center and follow the North Rim Drive east for one mile (1.6 km).
This narrow skier-tracked trail winds through the forest. Total elevation gain/loss is 200 feet. Service dogs allowed.
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With miles of ski trails to enjoy, start your trip planning here and confirm conditions at the Mammoth or Old Faithful Bear Den Ski Shop.
Prepare for cold air, deep snow, and slippery boardwalks.
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Last updated: January 13, 2020