This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geological formations on earth. Rib Mountain State Park is a premier day-use facility with picnicking, hiking trails and a reservable amphitheater. The top of the 60-foot observation tower offers spectacular views of the Wausau area and Wisconsin River. Granite Peak Ski Area is on the north face of the mountain and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding during winter.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Rib Mountain State Park
4200 Park Road
Wausau WI 54401
Wisconsin State Park System Rib Mountain State Park
- The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Rib Mountain is off of US Highway 51 just southwest of Wausau. Exit the highway onto County Highway N west. Go straight at the first intersection onto Park Road and go about 2.5 miles to the summit. Geographic coordinates are 44° 55' 11.23" N, 89° 40' 49.50" W.
Granite Peak Ski Area facilities are at the north base of the mountain. Exit the highway onto County Highway NN and go about 0.7 miles west to the entrance.
Concessions and rental equipment
The Friends of Rib Mountain State Park operate a concession stand during the late spring, summer and fall months of the year. Hours vary with time of year and weather conditions.