Winter Outdoor Recreation

In the winter months, weather in Idaho Falls is typically snow-covered and frozen for at least a couple of months. With this, we find as many ways as possible to have fun!!

Done for the season
Trail Grooming

Parks and Recreation works hard during the winter to keep Freeman ParkTautphaus Park, Sunnyside Park and Old Butte Soccer Complex Park groomed for the public. All can be used anytime during the week or weekend and is free. They will be groomed for the entire winter depending on snow conditions.

**Please remember to be respectful of others and use the trails for their intended use. Cross country skiers should use the grooved trails while cross country skaters, fat bikers and walkers should all use the flat groomed path to the side. Please also remember to pick up after your dogs.

Groomed Trails

Groomed trails are open to:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fat Biking
  • Snow Skating
  • Winter Walking
Tautphaus Park Trail Map here
Sunnyside Park Trail Map here
Old Butte Park Trail Map here
Freeman Park Trail Map here
*Maps are an estimate

** Trails are generally groomed Mon, Wed, and Fri. depending on weather conditions. 

Grooming Updates

Tautphaus Park Trail was last groomed on February 7, 2020
Sunnyside Park Trail was last groomed on January 29, 2020
Old Butte Soccer Park Trail was last groomed on February 5, 2020
Freeman Park Trail was last groomed on February 10, 2020

Groomed Trails 2016
Two people cross country skiing in the snow.

Outdoor Ice Rinks in Idaho Falls

Ice Skating can be enjoyed by the entire family and can be done inside between October and March or outside during the real cold months of the year. (Weather pending)

  • Tautphaus Park Football Field (Just east of the Ice Arena)
An outdoor ice skating rink surrounded by snow.

Skate Rentals for Tautphaus Park Rink

Skate rentals will be available this winter for the outdoor rink that will be put in the field just east of the ice arena. Rentals will be available inside the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena as weather permits. Keys or driver's license will be required for a deposit. The rental fee is $3.50
When conditions are good!!!


  • Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - Sunset
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.