Fall River Ridge Cross-Country Skiing Trail

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Cross-Country Skiing

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Grooming has ended.
Operational Hours: The trails are groomed weekly by the Forest Service usually on Thursdays or Fridays. No snowshoes, dogs or dog sledding are allowed on the groomed trails.  Snowshoers may walk beside the groomed trail. For grooming report call Ashton Ranger Station: (208) 652-7442
Fees Park N' Ski permit is required.  Annual Pass: $25
Three-day permit:  $7.50
Where does the money go?  Revenues for the sales of these permits go back directly toward trail improvements, plowing parking lots and grooming trails. 
These permits can be obtained from the following locations:
Ashton/ Island Park Ranger District Office, Ashton, ID
Harriman State Park, ID
Elk Creek Station, Island Park, ID
Fremont County Motor Vehicle Division, St. Anthony, ID
C & C Supply, St. Anthony, ID

General Information

General Notes:

Three loops await Nordic skiers here on a mountain bench that overlooks the Fall River canyon. There is a 2.2 mile easy loop immediately accessible from the trailhead, then a more difficult 3.4 mile second loop and a third loop that covers a total of 7.1 miles roundtrip from the trailhead. Skiers may see an occasional moose nearby. The trailhead is shared with snowmobiles.

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From Ashton travel east on Highway 47 for 6 miles then turn right onto Cave Falls Rd for another 6 miles.  The trailhead will be on the northside (left-side) of the road.  The trail will be on the southside (rightside) of the road.


Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

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