Your Guide to Winter Mountain Adventure

Eastern Idaho Snowmobile Guide covers the best of trails and riding areas around the region

Published online: Feb 13, 2020 Articles, East Idaho Outdoors, Family Fun Guide, Road Trips
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There are few places—even across the snowbelt—that celebrate winter like we do here in Eastern Idaho. We actually enjoy the cold, snow and frostiness that Mother Nature brings.

Mountains soar up to 10,000 feet along the Continental Divide and a winter coat of deep snow envelopes those mountains, as well as many lower elevation locales. And that makes for excellent snowmobiling.

If winter motorsports is your thing, be sure to read the Eastern Idaho Snowmobile Guide, a unique print+online publication produced for the Yellowstone-Teton Territory (www.yellowstoneteton.org). 

With hundreds upon hundreds of miles of groomed trails and even more ungroomed paths and plenty of off-trail riding, there is something for every skill level, family and horsepower junkie in the snowmobiling areas of Island Park, Teton Valley (the Big Hole Mountains), Idaho Falls (Bone/Bonneville), Swan Valley and Kilgore. The biggest trail system is found in Island Park, where you can ride right from your lodging/accommodations to the trail system and backcountry areas. The Bone riding area is just 30 miles east of Idaho Falls and has the second largest groomed trail area. The Big Hole Mountains, located between Rexburg and Driggs and the Teton Valley, also has hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Kilgore, which hugs the Continental Divide in the northern reaches of Yellowstone Teton Territory, doesn’t have a groomed trails system or lodging but does feature dozens of Forest Service and ranch roads where you can ride.

Many of the groomed and ungroomed trails in Yellowstone Teton Territory lead to Eastern Idaho’s most famous natural features like Mesa Falls, Big Springs, Mt. Jefferson, Mount Two Top, Red Butte, Thousand Springs Valley and more.


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