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.
This is a ski shuttle stop from Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.
Check out the ski trail details and accessibility information at the bottom of this page.
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.
Ski Trail Information
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.
Ready to brave the cold? Check out our tips for enjoying Yellowstone in winter.
Last updated: January 13, 2020