Just east of Heise, where the Heise road splits and the South Fork Snake Road follows the river, Kelly Canyon Road starts to make its climb into the Big Holes. Just over two miles up the road you come to Kelly Canyon Ski Area of FS 218. Heading east another mile will get you to the Kelly Mountain Trail (FS 881) that heads south and gets you up on top of Kelly Mountain where you can get a great view of the Snake River Valley. You could also take the Table Rock Canyon Trail (FS 217) down to the Hawley Gulch Trail or continue on to the South Fork Snake Road. If you continue north on Kelly Canyon Road you can access the Buckskin Morgan Trail that will take you to Buckskin Morgan Ridge. Farther north you come to the Windy Ridge Loop (FS 318). If you don’t feel like taking the entire loop, the Windy Ridge Connector dumps you back on the Kelly Canyon Road near the Morning Glory Mine Trail. The Kelly Canyon Road continues east to Hinckley Creek Trail (FS 213) which climbs in elevation to over 7,600 feet. Eventually, the Kelly Canyon Road takes you to the Moody Swamp Road that will lead you to the Thousand Springs Trail which takes in Prospect Peak, Castle Lake and on into the Teton Basin to Garns Mountain. Or you could turn back to the northwest on the Ruby Creek Trail (FS 298) and re-connect to Kelly Canyon Road near Sheep Creek. The Kelly Canyon Road is about 21 miles long and travels through the heart of the Big Holes and comes out on the north end at West Long Hollow Road just east of Rexburg.