Tower Fall Ski Trail

Recently groomed road with ski tracks along the road.
Tower Fall Ski Trail is a frequently groomed trail making it a great choice for classic and skate skiers alike.

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The Tower Fall Ski Trail is a 5.0 mile (8 km) easiest trail that allows skiers to enjoy canyon views of the Yellowstone River and Tower Falls. Begin at the parking area just southeast of Tower Junction. The trail follows the unplowed Tower-Canyon road up a gradual slope past Calcite Springs Overlook to Tower Fall. Great views of the Yellowstone River Canyon, occasional bison, bighorn sheep and bald eagles.

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.

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

Ski tracks lead to a wintery view of Tower Fall.

Tower Skiing & Snowshoeing

Discover skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in the Tower area.

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

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Make tracks in a winter wonderland.

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.
Begin at the parking area just southeast of Tower Junction.
Accessibility Information

This occassionally machine groomed easiest trail follows a park road. The trail elevation gain/loss is 190 feet. Service dogs allowed.

Last updated: January 30, 2018