Photo of Ditch Creek

Ditch Creek

Gros Ventre & Wyoming Ranges


Access via: WY Hwy 189N 6 miles north of Jackson to Gros Ventre Junction. Turn right on Gros Ventre-Kelly Road. Drive 9.2 miles northeast, past Kelly, to Teton Science School Road (wood sign). Turn right and drive in 1 mile. Park in the first parking lot. Trail head is the snow-covered road, on right.

Fee: $0.00

The Ditch Creek trail is a hidden gem, rising into a wilderness valley of the Gros Ventre, with the meandering Ditch Creek to follow. Easy skiing thanks to a wide forest service road and gradual elevation rise across gentle rolling terrain. Snowmobile tracks may provide a packed surface for the first mile (as access a few homes along the route). Beyond this, there may be snowmobile tracks, or at times skier or no tracks.

Early season (before Dec 15th), bring bear spray. The US Forest and Grand Teton National Park hunting seasons run into early Dec., so may attract bears to the remains of the hunt, in near by wilderness areas.

The trail winds its way northeast out 4+ miles, at which point, the trail narrows into a 6 foot wide trail through aspens and conifers. Ski out a bit further until the trail starts to turn to the east (right), at which point it begins to leave the Ditch Creek valley. Return via the same trail. The trip can be as short as you like.

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