Barronette Ski Trail
ElevationAscent: 40' 12 m
Descent: -196' -60 m
High: 7,205' 2,196 m
Low: 7,045' 2,147 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)
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“This 3.9 mile ski trail is a great leg-stretch with nice views of Yellowstone's Northeast corner.”— Tom Carter
When starting at the Barronette Trail-Upper Trailhead parking area you'll need to head north along the road and cross the highway bridge over Soda Butte Creek to access the trail on the left side of the road. The trail travels parallel to Soda Butte Creek but rarely affords views of it. The trail glides through stands of Engelmann Spruce and Subalpine Fir with occasional views ahead of towering Barronette Peak (10,442'). The peak, though misspelled, was named for "Yellowstone Jack" Baronett, gold prospector, builder of the park's first bridge across the Yellowstone River, early park guide and discoverer of Truman Everts, the famous lost member of the 1870 Washburn Expedition.
At the 2.5-mile mark the trail breaks into a nice meadow with good views of Barronette Peak to the north and a shoulder of Abiathar Peak to the east (across the highway).
At the end of the trail, to access the parking area for the Barronette Trail-Lower Trailhead you'll need to turn left and cross Soda Butte Creek on the highway bridge.
Thanks to guidebook author, Tom Carter, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about visiting Yellowstone, check out his book, Day Hiking Yellowstone.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Yellowstone National Park