Best Sledding Along the Wasatch Front
Eaglewood Golf Course
1110 E. Eaglewood Drive, North Salt Lake
In the winter this golf course transitions to a neighborhood sledding mecca. Nestled in an upper east side Bountiful neighborhood in Davis County, this tubing hill is easy to get to, parking abounds and there’s lots of room to spread out. While the facility is officially closed for the winter and no services are available, it is available for public access. No entry fee.
Flat Iron Mesa Park
1765 E. 8600 S., Sandy
After a snowfall, Flat Iron Mesa becomes one of the most popular places in the city. Named for the large flat area on the top of a big hill, it becomes the perfect sledding locale after a winter storm. Steep enough to get a good run, it boasts a long runway at the bottom for slowing down safely. Flat Iron Mesa Park sports a great view of the mountains, and at 31.8 acres it is the largest developed park in the Sandy. Park hours are 7 a.m. to10 p.m. No entrance fee.
1400 Popperton Park Way, Salt Lake City
North of the University of Utah and east of the Avenues, Popperton Park is open from dusk until dawn for public use. Throw on the parka, grab a sled, and start hiking up that hill — winter thrills await at no cost.
Rock Canyon Park
2620 N. 1200 E., Provo
Rock Canyon Park sits at the base of the Wasatch Range in Provo. Steep hills and lots of space attract winter thrill seekers from all over Utah County as soon as the snow dumps. The bowl shaped space provides different levels of steepness with a long runout at the bottom for slowing down. Families with small children enjoy the mellow sides of the bowl. There is no entrance fee, but bring your own tube and thermos of hot cocoa.
1330 E. 2100 S., Salt Lake City
On any given winter day the hills in Sugarhouse Park are dotted with colored parkas and equally bright sleds. Alongside the call of winter birds, you’ll hear the delighted squeals of children descending the open hill.
Sugarhouse Park boasts 110 acres within the Sugarhouse neighborhood of Salt Lake City. A family favorite, there are two main sledding hills. Reach one from 1700 East and the other from 1300 East. The park is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the winter and there is no charge for entry.