Anyone who is interested in visiting Ice Box Canyon can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Feature Type: Valley. Frozen waterfalls. Ice Box Canyon is displayed on the Abiathar Peak USGS quad topo map. In the rough sections from Ice Box down, they average 6-8 inches as these are nursery areas.
The latitude and longitude coordinates of Ice Box Canyon are 44.9229954, -110.0921326 and the approximate elevation is 6,896 feet (2,102 meters) above sea level. The Scenic Drive is open every day of the year with hours changing slightly according to the season: Nov – Feb – 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The narrow canyon rarely sees sunlight, and the cool water and air pouring down from the mountains keep it significantly cooler than the open desert.
The Ice Box Canyon Trail leads into one of the deep, narrow canyons that cut into the Red Rocks cliffs, climbing about 500 ft in 1.1 miles to a series of waterfalls. Soda Butte Creek flows through this deep ravine that is mostly shaded and has very little sun exposure. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 AM – 4:30 pm. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. There is no official path to Icebox Canyon, but it can be accessed from a few pull-offs on the south side of the main road and a short hike to the canyon edge. The narrow canyon rarely sees sunlight, and the cool water and air pouring down from the mountains keep it significantly cooler than the open desert. USGS Topo Map Quad: Abiathar Peak Apr – Sep – 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Southern Nevada Conservancy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Las Vegas, NV, serves Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area under a formal agreement with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in many ways, including interpretive programming, fee-station management, retail operations, and this website. © 2018 Yellowstone Explored Disclaimer. Distance 2.2 miles; Average time: 2 hrs; Difficulty: STRENUOUS. Ice will build up on the canyon walls and canyon floor during winter and stay on the canyon walls well into the summer months and on the canyon floor most of the year. The trail takes you through a cool, shady box canyon with seasonal waterfalls (December-April) in the heart of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Ice Box Canyon is displayed on the Abiathar Peak USGS quad topo map. Coordinates: 44.9229954°N, -110.0921326°W
Icebox Canyon lived up to it’s name. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain. Anyone who is interested in visiting Ice Box Canyon can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above.
Lower Yellowstone Falls was an impressive sight with snow melt in full swing. In the meadows downstream of Ice Box Canyon, they average 12-18 inches and occasionally break 22.
At the Northeast Entrance, the road exits Yellowstone and enters the tiny blink-and-you-miss-it villages of Silver Gate and Cooke City. Elevation: 6,896 feet (2,102 meters) Ice Box Canyon is in the Valleys category for Park County in the state of Wyoming. Phone: +1 (702) 515-5367, Elements Gift & Book Store
Yellowstone cutthroat: Cutthroats are the dominant and really only fish in Soda Butte nowadays. After Pebble Creek, the road climbs into narrow Ice Box Canyon, flanked by frozen waterfalls in winter and early spring. Click here for the georeferenced trail map (red line). Phone: +1 (702) 515-5350, Programs & Guided Hikes The hike is delightful, but the trail and canyon bottom are rocky, so it is slow going and moderately strenuous. March – 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
General Information & Questions There is no official path to Icebox Canyon, but it can be accessed from a few pull-offs on the south side of the main road and a short hike to the canyon edge. One of the places I explored was Yellowstone’s version of the Grand Canyon. Upper Yellowstone Falls. But you will have to cross the open desert to get there and scramble on boulders & loose rocks within the wash to get to the end of the canyon. Trout Lake is situated 2½ miles southwest of Ice Box Canyon.