Sheepeater Ski Trail

Two skiers ski toward a forested section of the Sheepeater Ski Trail with Bunsen Peak in the distance.
The Sheepeater Ski Trail is an easy 5 mile (8 km) trail that meanders through the Swan Lake Flats area and offers wide open views of the Gallatin Range.

NPS / Diane Renkin

The Sheepeater Ski Trail is a skier-tracked, easy, one-way 5 mile (8 km) trail that provides scenic views of Swan Lake Flats. Begin at the Indian Creek Warming Hut, ski along the road 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north to Sheepeater Cliffs picnic area. The trail skirts the east side of Swan Lake Flats through interspersed forest and meadow with views of the Gallatin Range and the Gardner River Canyon. The trial connects with the Bunsen Peak Trail and continues approximately 1.6 miles (2.5 km) west to the Mammoth-Norris road.

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 are offered for this trail.
The trail can be accessed at Sheepeater Cliffs picnic area and at the Bunsen Peak parking area on Swan Lake Flats.
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 marked trail through interspersed forest and meadow skirting the east side of Swan Lake Flats. The trail elevation gain/loss is 60 feet. Service dogs allowed.

Last updated: January 30, 2018