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Fawn Pass Ski Trail

Two skiers ski toward a forested section of the Fawn Pass Ski Trail.
The Fawn Pass Ski Trail is an easier to more difficult trail that offers wide open views of the Gallatin Mountain Range on the western edge of the park.

NPS / Ralph Anderson

The Fawn Pass Ski Trail is an 11 mile (17.7 km), one-way, more difficult ski trail that provides skiers with wide open views of the Gallatin Range. Mileage from the Fawn Pass trailhead to Bighorn Pass Cutoff is 5 miles (8 km). Starting at the Bighorn Pass trailhead, and taking the Bighorn Pass Cutoff to Fawn Pass is 6 miles (9.7 km). The Fawn Pass trailhead is located 22 miles (35.4 km) north of West Yellowstone. Avalanche danger is moderate in the last 6 miles (9.7 km) to Fawn Pass. After crossing several fingers of the Gallatin River, the trail gradually ascends 700 feet (213.4 m) in 5 miles (8 km) to the Bighorn Pass Cutoff. The cutoff trail switchbacks downhill approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) to Bighorn Pass Trail. After the junction with the cutoff trail, the Fawn Pass ski trail then climbs for 6 miles (9.7 km) to Fawn Pass. Return the same way.

Notes: Bison and elk frequent this trail. Federal regulations require you to stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from bison and all other wild animals. CAUTION: Avalance danger is moderate in the last 6 miles (9.7 km) to Fawn Pass.

Check out the ski trail details and accessibility information at the bottom of this page.

Skiers make their way toward a forested section of the Fawn Pass Ski Trail.

West Yellowstone Skiing & Snowshoeing

Discover skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in the West Yellowstone/Gallatin area.

Two backcountry skiers look onward with mountain views in the background.

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Make tracks in a winter wonderland.

Details
The duration will vary depending on fitness level, snow conditions, and length of time spent along the trail.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The trailhead is located 22 miles (35.4 km) north of West Yellowstone.
Accessibility Information

This skier-tracked easiest to more difficult trail includes steep terrain. Service dogs allowed with backcountry access permit within park.

Last updated: January 30, 2018