Idaho Backcountry Skiing: Teton Canyon

Idaho backcountry skiing: Teton Canyon is the hidden gem. Except that is not really hidden. When you stay at  Teton Valley Cabins, you are only 5 miles from the trailhead whose parking lot has a hovering Grand Teton Peak looming overhead.

Grand Tetons
Blue bird day on the road taking you to Teton Canyon

The Teton Canyon trail is on U.S. Forest Service land. This trail is the first to be groomed in the fall and the last to be groomed in the spring. Teton Canyon is our most scenic trail, taking a gentle path up the valley directly towards the Grand Teton. This is a heavily used trail on the weekends and gets a lot of traffic from multiple user groups including snow shoeing, snow biking, walkers, and snow mobiles. Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, a non-profit organization, grooms five Nordic ski trails regularly in Teton Valley. While skiing on these trails remains free, the cost of grooming is not. We rely on your donations to make our grooming program possible. Our goal is to keep cross-country skiing accessible to all as part of a healthy mountain lifestyle. Please help by becoming a ski trails supporter. Come and enjoy skiing in Teton Valley! TVTAP’s trails are primarily for Nordic skiing, classic or skate,

dog on ski track
Dogs love Teton Canyon too!

but most are multiple-use, open for snowshoeing, walking, running, snow biking, and dog walking. In Teton Canyon snow mobiles are allowed. There are a few rules and expectations on trails so check the trail map descriptions while making your plans. Please be courteous and respectful of others, we can keep the trails pleasurable for all.

Directions  to Teton  Canyon –  Drive up Ski Hill Road out of Driggs. The road will change names a few  times but  I don’t  think  it is noticeable, (I never did) just stay on the main drag until about a mile after you go through Alta there is a turn  right on  Teton  Canyon  Road.  Drive  down  this route  until you  get  to the parking area. This is a beautiful ski at The Grand  Teton towers over you the whole way. Dogs Allowed!



information sign
Information for recreators at the entrance of the track.

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