The Yuba Trail is a 2.1-mile long beginner-rated trail stretching from Royal Gorge Ski Resort's Summit Station to the Wilderness Hut, a warming hut that provides a good break area.
Heading over rolling hills, the general trend is to gradually lose elevation - about 300 feet over the 2-mile distance - as the trail heads west and away from the Summit Station. There is one steep slope, though a slightly lengthier bypass trail allows skiers to take it at a more gentle grade.
As one of the primary trails, the Yuba Trail receives daily grooming, though trails that branch off from the Wilderness Hut receive varying grooming, depending on weather conditions.
A copy of the resort's maps can be viewed here.
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.