Goose Creek Nordic Skiing

Just a short drive from town, on the eastern flanks of Chestnut Mountain, Goose Creek holds a network of Forest Service roads that'll let you weave various routes through forest and open meadows. The roads are not groomed, but skiing here is popular enough that there should be some decent tracks set before you. This area tends to hold plenty of snow throughout the winter, especially compared to the in-town Nordic trails, so if conditions aren't great at Bridger Creek or Highland Glen, Goose Creek is a great option. It's also got a decidedly more wild feel—as you gain elevation from the unassuming trailhead, you'll be granted incredible views of the western Beartooths across Paradise Valley.

It's worth pointing out that the parking area here is quite small, and on a weekend after some fresh snowfall, you might not be able to find a spot. DON'T park on the road; it's too narrow. Have a Plan B.

Head east on I-90 and exit on Trail Creek Rd. Turn right off the exit and follow Trail Creek Rd. for three miles, then turn right onto Goose Creek Rd. Drive up Goose Creek Rd. for two miles and park in the pullout on the left just before the gate.

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