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Indian Creek Loop Ski Trail

Two skiers wait near the log registration building along the Indian Creek Loop Ski Trail.
The Indian Creek Loop Ski Trail takes skiers by the log campground registration building before the trail turns toward Indian Creek.

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The Indian Creek Loop Ski Trail is a skier-tracked, easy, 2.2 mile (3.5 km) ski trail suitable for any ability level. Begin at the Indian Creek Warming Hut and follow the campground road north, then west through the campground along Indian Creek. About 0.5 miles (0.8 km) west of the campground, the trail turns left (south) through gently rolling, timbered terrain, past the cutoff and on toward Obsidian Creek where it follows an old wagon road north back to the hut. This trail is mostly very gentle. It offers glimpses of the Gallatin Range to the west and travels through the forest.

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. Stay on boardwalks and designated ski trails. The ground is unstable in hydrothermal areas.

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

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Details
The duration will vary depending on fitness level, snow conditions, and length of time spent along the trail.
Qualified service animals are welcome throughout the park and in all park facilities. However, they must be leashed and under your control at all times.
No fees are required, however, one-way or round-trip skier shuttles may be offered for this trail.
The loop trail begins at the Indian Creek Warming Hut.
Skier shuttle reservations may be required to access this trail. Reservations and information are available at park hotels and at: 307-344-7311, Toll-free: 866-439-7375, TDD: 304-344-5395.
Accessibility Information

This skier-tracked trail follows gently rolling terrain on a paved campground road and old wagon road. The trail elevation gain/loss is 50 feet. Service dogs allowed.

Last updated: January 30, 2018