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5.1 miles

Pole Canyon

Teton Valley

Fee: $0.00


From ID Hwy 31 (1/3 mile west of Victor, ID), turn south onto S 1000 W (Pole Canyon Rd/238 Rd.). Drive south approximately 2 1/2 miles. Park at the end of the road.


The Pole Canyon ski trail offers a delightful journey along a creek in the spruce-fir forest of the Palisade Mountains. On weekends, the canyon is often frequented by snowmobilers and sometimes by skiers and snow bikers.

Skiing Experience: The trail is an "out-and-back" route, with the steepness of the terrain increasing the further up the canyon you go. This makes it an ideal choice for those seeking a customized adventure based on their preferred level of challenge.


Beginnings: Start your journey by parking at the end of S 1000 W (Pole Canyon Rd/238 Rd.).Follow the summer gravel road to the southeast (left), and then at the summer trailhead sign, continue up the canyon following trail “014”. The trail gains in steepness after the third creek crossing.

Trail Options: A common turnaround point for both snowmobilers and skiers is at the large dead tree about 1.6 miles up the creek, just under 7200 ft. in elevation.

Extended Exploration: If the snow conditions are favorable, consider the exhilarating challenge of skiing up to the pass, as the stunning views make it well worth the effort.

Summer Conditions: In the summer, you can use the same trail, which connects further up the mountain to other summer trails.

Elevation gain: 408m