• Harriman State Park is located 20
miles north of Ashton on Highway 20. There is a total of 21 miles
of trails, and
10 of those are
groomed, providing opportunities for all levels of skiing.
Harriman is a wintering ground for the majestic trumpeter
swan and is home
to many other animals. A warming shelter and restrooms are
provided at the trail head. The $3 entrance fee is waived
if you have a
Park N' Ski permit on your vehicle.
• The Fall River Ridge Park N' Ski
area is located 10 miles east
of Ashton on the Cave Falls Road. The various loops are suitable
for beginner and intermediate use. The terrain consists of rolling
hills dotted with meadows, and stands of lodgepole pine and aspen
trees. A small plowed parking area is provided and is shared by
snowmobilers and skiers. They also share one mile of trail. Nearly
seven miles of trails make up this area, which is groomed periodically
when funding and weather conditions permit.
• Bear Gulch/Mesa Falls
- This ski area is located seven miles northeast of Ashton on
Mesa Falls Forest Highway 47. The trail parallels
the snowmobile trail out to the spectacular Lower and Upper
Mesa Falls. The trail then branches away from the snowmobile trail
and travels along the canyon rim, then returns to the trail
head. This trail is recommended for intermediate and advanced
because of the steep climb in the first mile. The trail is
nine miles long and is groomed periodically when funding
and weather conditions permit.
•The Brimstone Trail is located
one-quarter mile north of the Island Park Ranger Station on Highway
20 near Ponds Lodge Resort. The
terrain varies from gentle grades to downhill runs through tree
groves. The nine miles of trail offer scenic views of the Island
Park Reservoir, Box Canyon, and Buffalo River. The trail provides
opportunities for all levels of skiing ability.
• The Buffalo River Trail - is
2.6 miles long, starting at the Island Park Ranger Station and
along the Buffalo River
through forests of lodgepole pine. The trail's gentle grade provides
an excellent opportunity for beginners to polish their skills.
Both trails are groomed periodically when funding and weather