Ashton is a great hub to the large network of groomed trails in Fremont County with a large trailhead located in town and all the services you need.
With a view of the majestic Teton Mountains, groomed trails from Ashton provide routes to the popular Mesa Falls area, Yellowstone's Cave Falls and Grand Teton National Park. The area has wide open powder riding across rolling hills and 400+ miles of groomed trails on private and public land through the Targhee National Forest. Trails from Mesa Falls lead north to Island Park and Yellowstone National Park. A 45-mph speed limit on all groomed trails is enforced and snowmobile rentals are available nearby. Contact the Ashton/Island Park Ranger District for more information and maps.
Winter is magical! The landscape is covered with a blanket of pristine snow. You can spend a wonderful day skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, backcountry ski hut trips, sledding or simply enjoying the quiet solitude of the region. After a fun-filled day, you can enjoy warming up with a cup of your favorite hot beverage at a cafe downtown.
If you time your winter trip for the second weekend in February, you will be treated to the annual Ashton Dog Derby. Beginning in 1917, this exciting event has been taking place for the last 90 years! Mushers and their teams of sled dogs participate in one of five different races running from Ashton to Yellowstone Park. The start/finish line is in town and the downtown area is filled with fun – including a celebrity race, a snowshoe race, and a weight pull. Bundle up and join the fun!
Destinations from Ashton include:
- Upper and Lower Mesa Falls
- Cave Falls
- Grassy Lake / Reclamation Road
- Coyote Meadows
- Open Fields
- Island Park