Snowmobiling in Utah
With more than 800 miles of groomed snowmobile trails from the red rock canyons of Southern Utah to the rugged mountains in the northern reaches of the state, Utah has plenty of snowmobile options.
Most mountain areas of Utah are open to snowmobiling from dozens of popular trailheads. Terrain ranges from steep hill climbing to trail riding or just playing in a powdery meadow. Those with the proper equipment and avalanche skills can access steep hill climbing terrain and steep, treed boondocking. Those without avalanche skills or equipment can have a blast in gentler terrain.
Nine unique trail complexes are located across the state with interlinking trail systems.
Utah Snowmobiling Complexes
Brochures and maps produced by the Division of Parks and Recreation are readily available in season from the agency or from local visitor centers statewide.
• Utah State Parks snowmobiling areas with groomed trails
• Snowmobiling maps from Utah State Parks
• Wasatch Mountains Snowmobile Complex
• Utah Avalanche Center | Avalanche advisories, avalanche warnings, education, tutorial
• Know Before You Go video tutorial on avalanche safety by the Utah Avalanche Center
• National Weather Service Snow Page | Snow reports, weather stations, weather forecasts, avalanche reports, road conditions, webcams
• Mountain Weather Cams
About Utah's Backcountry and Sidecountry
If you plan to recreate in avalanche terrain, you will need standard, avalanche rescue gear, avalanche training and need to regularly consult the Utah Avalanche Center website for critical avalanche safety information and the latest conditions before venturing out.
Know Before You Go
- Get the Equipment: everyone should have a transceiver, shovel and probe on their person and know how to use them.
- Get the Training: take an avalanche course to learn obvious clues to danger and how to read the terrain.
- Get the Forecast: consult the Utah Avalanche Center website before heading out for critical avalanche information and education resources.
- Get the Picture: recent avalanches on similar slopes mean dangerous conditions.
- Get Out From Harm's Way: one at a time on avalanche slopes and get out of the way at the bottom.