Snowshoeing

     

    SNOWSHOEING UTAH– 

    If you like hiking then you will love Utah snowshoeing. Just like hiking through Utah’s amazing landscapes snowshoeing is one of the most popular winter activities. Snowshoeing through Utah’s back country has some of the most beautiful scenery’s in the world. Walking on top of fresh powder though the early morning sounds of snow falling off the trees is what snowshoers come to find in Utah’s backcountry.

    With 5 National Forests and state parks to venture through with your snowshoes on, makes Utah one of the top places to trek through the winter. Utah Offers some the of the greatest winter scenic views and something that everyone needs to experience. Here are some of the top trails that you and your family can enjoy this winter.

    Utah Snowshoe Trails to Hit up This Winter

    Here are the highly recommended trails for you to hit up this winter in Utah.

    NORTH UTAH

    Wheeler Creek Loop- Ogden Canyon
    Snowshoeing Distance- 4.5 miles
    Difficulty- Moderate
    This is a great loop to take to see the beauty of the wheeler creek and you get to pass through by cliffs all throughout the trail.

    North Fork Park Trail- North Ogden
    Snowshoeing Distance- 2.7 miles one way, shuttle pick up possibilities
    Difficulty- Simple and Easy for all 
    This is a groomed trail from the Nordic Alliance and winds through campgrounds, dirt roads, pavilions, meadows and much more.

    Farmington Sunset Trail- Farmington UT
    Snowshoeing Distance- 4.5 miles
    Difficulty- Easy
    This is a short beautiful trail following the Farmington Creek that shows waterfalls and an amazing view down the Farmington Canyon.

    CENTRAL UTAH

    Powder Park – Big Cottonwood Canyon
    Snowshoeing Distance- 1.47 miles
    Difficulty- Moderate
    This is the opening to the powder bowls that provide an amazing downhill powder run into the bowls. This is where those powder junkies go to ski the backcountry

    Scott’s Pass – Big Cottonwood Canyon
    Snowshoeing Distance- 4.6 miles there and back
    Difficulty- Easy as pie
    This is a pleasant pass to trek through where you will see sights of the Solitude Ski Resort. You will travel through aspens and evergreens for miles a sight to be seen.

    Little Cottonwood Canyon Trail – Little Cottonwood Canyon
    Snowshoeing Distance- 1.71 miles one way, 2.56 miles to 2nd shuttle pullout, 2.8 Miles one way to old mill
    Difficulty- Easy a great one for the kids
    This is an ideal Canyon to take the little ones snowshoeing has many access points and the trail head sits at the mouth of the canyon. This is great for snow covered trees and views of the creek.

    UTAH COUNTY

    Deer Creek Loop- Tibble Fork Reservoir
    Snowshoeing Distance- 3 mile loop
    Difficulty- Easy loop
    A nice loop that takes you through views of wooded areas with wide open views stretching as far as the eyes can see to the south.

    Granite Flat Campground- American Fork Canyon
    Snowshoeing Distance- As long as you want
    Difficulty- Easy Groomed trail
    This is one of Utah’s amazing canyon view trails that travels through aspens, pines, and firs. Groomed by the Forest Service makes this a pleasant easy trail for the family to enjoy.

    Aspen Grove to Alpine Loop- Mount Timpanogos
    Snowshoeing Distance- 3.25 miles one way
    Difficulty- Moderate
    This starts at the base of Mt. Timpanogos with a climb for 2.5 miles then levels put to views of Aspens as you make your way to the summit.

    —Contributed information by a Wasatch Front local Lori Lee find more information here SnowshoeUtah.com.

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