Vermont's Gateway To Backcountry Skiing And Riding

Section 26: Route 15 to Eden/Craftsbury Town Line

Winter 2018: A sugaring operation has been established just north of Route 15. The owners have kindly accommodated the Catamount Trail. Please pass through with care. 

The large old bridge that was located a short distance south of Garfield Road on the former VAST trail has been removed.  The trail was graded and seeded for revegetation. Use caution as you descend to this stream crossing which should be passable on a small puncheon bridge.  


This section is characterized by gently hilly terrain.  The trail is predominantly an un-groomed backcountry trail, with short portions following abandoned snowmobile corridors. 

12.3 miles

This section requires an intermediate level of technical skills. Most of the hills are wide and moderate in slope. A steep but wide-open hill 400 yards south of Sand Hill Rd. is good for telemark practice. Bailout points are available at Sand Hill Rd., Stevens Lane/Garfield Rd., and East Hill Rd.

Catamount Trail Section 26 – Map (.pdf ~830kb) 
Catamount Trail Section 26 – Written Description (.pdf ~ 77k)
Shuttle Directions Section 26


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Local Business Supporters:

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Rd., Craftsbury Common, VT 05827

Sunset Motor Inn, 160 Route 15 W, Morrisville, VT 05661
800-544-2347, 802-888-4956,


Trail Conditions & Updates – #CTsection26

With 300 miles of trail to keep track of it can be hard to know exactly what to expect on a specific section of trail, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. Using Twitter we are hoping to help skiers out on the trail communicate their experience to skiers at home using specific hashtags for trail updates. The format is #CTsection(#). When planning an adventure you can view current updates by visiting the specific section page on the Catamount Trail website, or by searching twitter for the appropriate section you hope to ski. Below are updates for Catamount Trail Section 26… #CTsection26.