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 options for snowmobile vacations, lodging and packages. You can spend a day or a whole week here exploring the myriad trails, each offering their own sights, sounds and adventures.
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 beginner-friendly terrain.
Nine unique trail complexes are located across the state with interlinking trail systems.
Snowmobile Trails and Complexes
Brochures and maps produced by the Division of Parks and Recreation are readily available during the winter season from the agency or from local visitor centers statewide.
Visit the Utah Snowmobiling Association or Utah State Parks for more information on where to go snowmobiling on your winter vacation. You’ll find plenty of ideas for top-gear getaways in the snow.
More Snowmobiling Vacation Information
• Utah State Parks snowmobiling areas with groomed trails
• Snowmobiling maps
• 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 ride in avalanche terrain, you will need standard avalanche rescue gear, avalanche training and remember to regularly consult the Utah Avalanche Center website for critical avalanche safety information and the latest conditions before venturing out.
Know Before You Go Snowmobiling
- 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 of Harm's Way: Travel one at a time on avalanche slopes and get out of the way at the bottom.