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Snow Sports
Both the red-rock country of the southern part of the state, and the mountains of North and central Utah offer load of possible areas to rev up the engines and glide across powder. Utah boasts eight unique trail complexes with over 800 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, all maintained by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation.

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  • The Hardware Ranch/Monte Cristo/Logan Canyon Snowmobile Complex
    An interstate snowmobile trail complex connecting northern Utah and Idaho via over 300 miles of groomed trails. Access to the complex is gained by several trailheads including Hardware Ranch (with heated restrooms, a snack bar, and their famous wintering elk herd), 18 miles east of Hyrum, and Franklin Basin, 25 miles east of Logan. The Sinks, an open basin near the summit of Logan Canyon, has long been considered "the place" to snowmobile.

  • Wasatch Mountain Snowmobile Complex
    The varied terrain encompassed by the 70 miles of groomed trails here insure there will be something for everyone. There are warming stations available at the visitors center and the golf course clubhouse although the golf course itself is closed to snowmobiling. The Wasatch Mountain State Park is offered in conjunction with the Forest Service and the Department of Transportation, provides facilities for snowmobilers in canyons near Midway, Park City, and American Fork.

  • Mirror Lake/North Slope/Mill Hollow Complex
    About an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, this complex offers more than 150 miles of groomed trails in the Uinta Mountains. With scenery consisting of snow-covered, 12,000+ foot high peaks and numerous lakes, it's easy to see why this is one of the most popular snowmobile areas in Utah.

  • Strawberry Complex
    Interconnected with the Mirror Lake and Mill Hollow complex.

  • Uinta Basin Snowmobile Complex
    The Uinta Basin complex offers approximately 75 miles of easily accessed, groomed trails. This area is accessed from Hwy 191 North of Vernal, and includes the beautiful Ashley National Forest.

  • Scofield / Skyline Drive Snowmobile Complex
    Covering the 12,000 foot summit of the Wasatch Plateau, this complex encompasses 80 miles of groomed trails. Located away from major population centers this complex offers more of a "wilderness" experience, and a greater possibility of fresh powder. The Skyline Drive extends for almost 100 miles atop the Manti Mountains on the east side of Sanpete Valley.

  • Ephraim/Manti/Joe's Valley/Ferron Snowmobile Complex
    With over 100 miles of groomed trails traversing varied terrain, this complex offers a backcountry experience and connects with the Skyline Drive.

  • Fishlake Snowmobile Complex
    Located in the heart of the Fishlake National Forest, this complex offers a varied terrain from groomed trail to canyons, bowls, and peaks with stunning panoramic views. The Fish Lake and Johnson Reservoir areas east of SR 24, 43 miles south of Richfield, have cabins available year-round. Salina Canyon off I-70, southeast of Salina, is also a favorite for snowmobilers.

  • Cedar Mountain/East Fork Snowmobile Complex
    Located in the western reaches of the colorful Colorado Plateau, high mountain trails provide winter access to stunning red rock vistas, including Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Also in this area are Panguitch Lake, 17 miles southwest of Panguitch, and Pine Valley, 32 miles north of St. George.

  • Other areas, not in the formal snowmobile system, include:
    • Snowmobiling on the Salt Lake Ranger District
    • Manti-LaSal National Forest's Abajo Mountains west of Monticello or north of Blanding.
    • The La Sal Mountains, accessed by the La Sal Mountain Loop Road east of Moab. Groomed trails are provided and private backcountry huts are available. For road, avalanche, and snow conditions for the La Sal Mountains call 801-259-SNOW.

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