The Bighorn Pass Ski Trail provides a variety of options for skiers to experience the northwest area of Yellowstone National Park. A 10.5-mile (17-km) one-way trail.
- To Fawn Pass Cutoff: 4.5 miles (7.2 km)
- Fawn Pass Cutoff to Bighorn Pass: 6 miles (9.7 km)
Trailhead: 20.5 miles (33 km) north of West Yellowstone along US Highway 191. Avalanche Danger: Extreme in the last 2 miles (3.2 km) to Bighorn Pass. Cross the Gallatin River on a narrow bridge about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east of the highway — use caution. Trail crosses meadows with little elevation change from the trailhead to Fawn Pass Cutoff. (The cutoff trail switchbacks uphill 1 mile (1.6 km) to Fawn Pass Trail.) The trail then climbs for 6 miles (9.7 km) to Bighorn 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.
Check out the ski trail details and accessibility information at the bottom of this page.
This skier-tracked easiest to more difficult trail includes steep terrain. Service dogs allowed with backcountry access permit within park.
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Last updated: January 13, 2020