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West Government Trail

This lesser used section of Government Trail provides a connection between the Ditch Trail and others.


3.45 Miles
975' Ascent
676' Descent
9,639' High
9,061' Low
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About West Government Trail

This trail is less often traveled than theĀ main continuation of Government Trail. This West Government Trail section provides the option to connect the Ditch Trail with Village Bound, Connector Trail or Cross Mountain Trail. Of course, if you’re looking for a much bigger adventure, you can always stay on the Government Trail which crosses the entire Snowmass Ski Area.



Free parking at the Upper Divide parking lot that allows access via the Ditch Trail.

Map Location of Parking Lot

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Related Trails

Government Trail

Campground Connector Trail

Ditch Trail

Village Bound Trail


Snowmass offers some of the best hiking trails in the valley. You can expect to find spectacular views, wildflowers, rolling meadows, dense forests and a wide variety of wildlife that can be spotted from the trail.

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Snowmass Village has everything you need to gear up for your next hiking adventure. Local shops offer the latest in outdoor gear and apparel to make the most of your time outside.

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Getting to Snowmass is easy and getting to the trailhead is even easier. Snowmass Village boasts plentiful free parking at multiple locations making it hassle-free to get out of your vehicle and to the trailhead.

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