Trail Map/Descriptions

The GMNC maintains ski trails at eight different trail heads on the Grand Mesa for both backcountry (ungroomed) and tracked skiing. We groom 54 kilometers (32.4 miles) of trails at three areas–Skyway, County Line and Ward Lake with funds donated from users like you.

Skyway and County Line are connected via two trails–Scales Lake and Kannah Crossing–and the snowmobile corridor that bisects these trails marks the boundary between the two areas.

Skate Skiing and Tracked Classic Skiing

Trails at Skyway and County Line are groomed with a Pisten Bulley for both classic and skating. At Ward, classic tracks are set with a snowmobile.

Dog-friendly trails

Please help us keep Skyway dog-free. Dogs are welcome everywhere else (you may take your dog to County Line, but not Skyway—the snowmobile corridor serves as a boundary between the two areas).

Snowshoes

The best snowshoeing can be found at Mesa Lakes and Griffith on the Mesa County side, and Ward on the Delta County side of the Mesa. On top of the Mesa, County Line provides excellent snowshoe terrain.

We encourage you to enjoy the pleasures of snowshoeing off-trail, but if you prefer to snowshoe on the groomed trails, please be courteous to skiers and walk single file to the side of the trail, avoiding the set classic tracks. In certain conditions, snowshoes create deep holes in the trail that can create a safety hazard to skiers.  Look behind you to see what kind of tracks you’re leaving, and act accordingly.

Trail Map 2011 (.pdf download)

Google Earth map of Skyway Trails

Google Earth map of County Line Trails

Google Earth map of Ward Lake Trails

Upcoming Events

  1. Colorado Mesa Sprints

    January 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Grand Mesa Classic

    January 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. GMNC Skate Ski Clinic Series

    January 17, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Skyway Skuffle

    January 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Waxing Clinic

    January 31, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Capital Equipment Reserve Fund Campaign Progress

  • $27,025 as of December 3rd, 2014  11.75%
  • Our Goal of $230k by January 1, 2018 100%