Stagecoach Trail

Royal Gorge Cross-Country Ski Resort

Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

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Stagecoach Trail


  • The Stagecoach Trail provides an option when coming from the Wiesel Trail and the western network of trails.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Rolling terrain makes for a fun ski.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Skiing the Stagecoach Trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Skiing the Stagecoach Trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Heavy winter snows are visible along the trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Skiing the Stagecoach Trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Blue skies over a white alpine forest.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Looking out at Palisade Peak (7,559 ft).- Stagecoach Trail
  • Views from the trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • Skiing the Stagecoach Trail.- Stagecoach Trail
  • A map of the trail network sits at Stagecoach's eastern end.- Stagecoach Trail
Overview + Weather
Easy rolling terrain. Scenic.
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, CA
Pets allowed: 
Groomed trail: 
Net Elevation Gain: 
20.00 ft (6.10 m)
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Total Distance: 
1.60 mi (2.57 km)
Trail type: 
Trailhead Elevation: 
6,718.00 ft (2,047.65 m)
Current Local Weather:
Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Royal Gorge Cross County Ski Resort's Stagecoach Trail is a beginner-rated trail that travels over flat-to-rolling terrain and acts as a connector between the Kidd Lake / Wiesel Trails in the resort's westernmost network of trails and the central network lying between Palisades Peak (7,559 feet) and the Summit Station.

At just 1.6 miles in length, the trail's eastern side ends at the junction of the Palisades Trail - a beginner-rated trail that stretches from the Summit Lodge to the Wilderness Hut - and the Snow Mountain Trail - an intermediate-rated trail that traces Palisades Peak's western fringe to the Snow Mountain Hut and viewpoint.

The Stagecoach Trail does abut a hillside, which gives its topography some diversity, but in general it is a scenic and forested route that veers into an open field connecting two sections of the resort's trail networks.

A map of the resort's trail can be seen here.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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