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Cross-country skiing near Idaho City RD

The Idaho City RD hosts an area 18 miles north of Idaho City off Highway 21 that cross-country skiers and snowshoers will enjoy.  It has groomed beginner to intermediate trails and distances of up to 6 miles.  Be aware that the parking area is shared with snowmobiles, so you may encounter snow machines as you gear up for our adventure. the trails can be a bit rugged with a few steep and challenging downhill sections.

Park N' Ski permits are available through the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.  Revenues from the sale of permits go toward trail improvement, plowing parking lots and grooming trails.  The permits cost just $25 for a full season of fun and adventure, or a $7.50 permit is available for one to three days. 

For information on how to purchase a permit and to print out maps of trails go to: www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Good winter skiing!
Usage: Medium
Best Season: winter months
Restrictions: No warming hut in the area.
Closest Towns: Idaho City, Idaho
Information Center: In winter, Snowshoers with dogs are welcome.  Dogs are welcome to Rocky Ridge Yurt as well.  Snowmobiles share the parking area use caution.  Trails can be rugged with a few steep sections near the creek trail.

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