Ski Lake Trail

Ski Lake Trail


Difficulty:  Moderate    Trail Use:  Moderate

Length:     3.04 miles from jct with Phillips Pass Trail #4001C

Elevation:    8211 ft at jct with Phillips Pass Trail, 8666 ft at Ski Lake

Open to:  Hikers, Equestrian

Trail Highlights:

  • The trail climbs fairly consistently through open meadow, pine forest, and aspen stands with beautiful views all around. 
  • It eventually comes out at the lake, a spectacular spot on a hot summer day.  The trail does continue past the lake into the upper drainage but is not maintained and can be hard to follow in places.


  • There are no junctions from this trail.  It is an out and back.


Important Information

  • This trail is designated for horse and hike only. 
  • Always check the kiosk at the Trailhead for important information pertinent to the trail.
  • This trail is located on the USGS quad map for Teton Pass.  For a map of the Teton Pass Trail System click here.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Call Tim Farris, Trail Supervisor @ 307-739-5414 for current trail conditions.
Restrictions: This trail is designated horse and hike only.

General Information


This trail can be accessed from the Phillips Trailhead.  To access from the Phillips Trailhead, head out to Wilson on WY 22 and head up the pass.  A few miles up you will see a sign on your right for Phillips Canyon and a small dirt road.  Park either here below the kiosk or acorss the highway in the larger parking area.  The Ski Lake Trail starts just up the road past the kiosk on your left.  Follow the Phillips Pass Trail up into the large open meadow where you’ll cross a small bridge.  The junction for Ski Lake is just past the bridge on the edge of the meadow.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Horse Riding