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Winter Activities in Dickinson, ND

Local Outdoor Exercise and Exploring!

We’ve had some snow, no snow, and probably more snow on the way before the crocuses are popping out of the ground. But soon the sun will be drawing the green blades up stretching their arms up to the sky. So, what about the options to get out and get yourself in shape with outside scenery?


There’s one right here in Dickinson, or nearby. Cross country skiing. Depending on the snow of course, but the Dickinson Parks & Recreation has a professionally maintained trail that follows the back nine of the Heart River Golf Course. The trailhead begins at the Heart River Retreat at 2475 Broadway West, where the public parking and signage will direct you to the ski trail. The trail is meticulously groomed daily to always provide the best possible skiing conditions. The cross country is perfect for families or individuals of all ages looking for a challenging workout or just wanted a leisurely hour or two of great scenery along the ponds and streams of the Heart River Course. The trail will be open for the season when the snow depth is adequate to groom. The trail closes in the spring when conditions are no longer favorable for skiing.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The park does not groom any trails for cross-country skiing. Skiers blaze their own trails through the snow. The best places to cross-country ski are on the frozen Little Missouri River and on closed park roads.

Skiing on park trails can be somewhat difficult. The trails are narrow and many cross the creek bottoms. These creek bottoms are like little canyons and may be too steep for safe skiing. They, and all coulees and draws, may also fill up with blowing snow hiding their true depth.

Snowshoeing is also a great option if you don’t want to cross country ski. Either way, the air is cool, crisp, and the scenery is great. Get out and enjoy our local options!

Winter in Dickinson, ND
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