Skyway Ski Trail System


Skyway trail system is located on Highway 65 approximatley 10 miles from the turnoff to Powderhorn Ski area. Skyway offers pristine skate skiing and many challenging routes. All trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Skyway warming hut is located just 100 yards from the trailhead.  Skyway is connected to County Line via two trails, Scales Lake and Kannah Crossing.

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Closest Towns: Mesa, CO and Cedaredge, CO

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Skyway is the staging area for kids and adult lessons as well as Nordic ski races; therefore, dogs are discouraged on the Skyway trails. You can enjoying skiing with your dog at County Line, Ward, or any of the other many trails on the Grand Mesa. The Skyway Trail System is connected to County Line via two trails, Scales Lake and Kannah Crossing. Both crossings traverse the snowmobile trail to Electric Mountain Lodge. Please exercise caution when crossing the snowmobile corridor.

County Line is a favorite area for families, skijors, and dogs. All trails are groomed for both classic and skate skiing. Many families choose to use County Line because of the safe parking and the ease of skiing the relatively flat Tower Trail. You can ski from County Line to the Skyway system via either Scales Lake or Kannah Crossing. The snowmobile corridor that bisects Scales and Kannah Crossings marks the boundary for skiing with your dog

Snowshoeing - The best trails for snowshoeing on the Grand Mesa are at Mesa Lakes, Griffith Lakes, and Ward Lake. In addition, Skyway now has one designated 2 km trail for snowshoeing.

We encourage you to enjoy the pleasures of snowshoeing off-trail. If you snowshoe on the groomed trails, please walk single file to the side of the trail to prevent collisions with skiers and avoid damaging the set classic tracks. In soft conditions, snowshoes create deep holes in the trail that can create a safety hazard to skiers. Look behind you to see what kind of tracks you’re leaving, and act accordingly

Snowbikes: The Unite States Forest Service (USFS) prohibits snowbikes on the Skyway, County Line, and Ward Trail Systems. Snowbikes, also known as fat bikes, are typically allowed on snow packed roads and snowmobile trails