Popular Snowshoeing Trails
For your snowshoeing pleasure here are five highly recommended trails.
Wheeler Creek to Art Nord | Ogden Canyon
Distance: 3.5 miles round-trip
This quick trail makes for a pleasant jaunt that begins next to an enchanting half-frozen stream and ends with southern views of the steep mountains near Snowbasin Ski Resort.
White Pine Lake Trail | Little Cottonwood Canyon
Distance: 10 miles round-trip
A strenuous trail that climbs through high alpine forests to a small Wasatch Mountain lake. This hike may be passable with microspikes early in the season, but snowshoes are recommended.
The Pipeline Trail | Millcreek Canyon
Distance: 3.8 miles round-trip
A nice easy climb up the hollow will hook you onto the Pipeline Trail in Millcreek Canyon where you can partake of the south-facing slope and enjoy any winter sun you may find on your day in the mountains.
Round Valley | Park City
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Spruces Campground is covered with deep snow during the winter months and it's a perfect place to plan your own trip across the snow. This is a great place to find wildlife, beaver dams, blue grouse, snowshoe hare, coyote, ermine, bobcat, owl and other wildlife that can handle the deeper winter snow up canyon.
Rim Trail | Bryce Canyon National Park
Distance: 2.25 miles
This scenic, groomed trail starts at Ruby’s Inn, just outside Bryce Canyon National Parks. After a mile of snowshoeing beneath tall ponderosa pines you’ll be rewarded with views into Bryce’s snow-capped amphitheater of hoodoos and spires. This trail can also be connected with nearby trails to extend your hike.
In addition to the unmaintained forest routes (Read: "Fresh Tracks in Kamas – Utah's Snowcountry"), Northern Utah has a variety of groomed trails that can be accessed from the resorts or dedicated winter recreation areas. These trails are excellent for beginners and well-documented, so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Plus, many of these resorts and facilities can help you find the rental equipment and guide services you may need.
Snowshoeing the Wasatch
Wondering where to go snowshoeing? Utah’s Wasatch Mountains are a popular destination. Learn more and plan your visit!
It may come as a surprise, there are plenty of snowshoeing trails in Southern Utah, and they may be the most scenic you’ve ever hiked. Southern Utah is breathtaking, and oftentimes less crowded, during the winter months. While you’re in Utah, don’t miss these bucket-list snowshoeing destinations.
Winter in the National Parks
Winter in Arches National Park
Skip the crowded peak season and embrace the quiet of a winter visit to Arches National Park. Enjoy winter hikes, scenic drives and some of the best stargazing in the world.
Winter in Bryce Canyon National Park
See red rock hoodoos coated with a dusting of snow against a stunning scenic backdrop on an unforgettable winter visit to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Winter in Canyonlands National Park
As the largest national park in Utah, Canyonlands provides a variety of winter adventures, including winter hiking and stargazing.
Winter in Capitol Reef National Park
Towering red rocks dusted in snow, often set against bright blue skies, welcome winter visitors to Capitol Reef National Park. Soak up incredible views along the park’s scenic drive or gear up and head out on a wintry hike.
Winter in Zion National Park
Winter visitors to Zion National Park will find plenty to do, including hiking, photography and gazing up at the wonders of the night sky.
Explore the Tushars on Snowshoe
Ready to experience snowshoeing in Utah? Eagle Point is a Utah favorite location. Check out this snowshoe excursion then plan yours today for fun and adventure.
More Winter Activities
Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding
Thousands of people each day enjoy Utah's famous backcountry — the areas outside of ski area boundaries.
Cross Country Skiing
Cross-country skiing Utah is awesome! Find popular Nordic trailheads in the north, high altitude serenity in central Utah and miles of regularly groomed trails in the south.
Fat Tire Biking
Fat tire biking has become the latest rage among cycling enthusiasts and newbies. Find out tips for riding and the best places to explore in Utah.
Utah’s award-winning waters hold some of the best ice fishing in the country, and with so many large lakes and reservoirs, it’s easy to grab your gear and join in.
Find the best ice skating rinks in Utah and plan the perfect skate night with your friends and family. Lace up and get skating!
Skiing In Utah
Aside from having The Greatest Snow on Earth, what sets Utah apart from other skiing locations is the easy access. Of Utah's 15 resorts, 10 are within an hour of the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Snow Tubing & Sledding
The classic, winter tradition of finding the perfect hill from which to launch a tube or sled is alive and well in Utah. Whether you’re looking for commercial parks with structured lanes or a local hill and your own thermos of hot cocoa, we’ve got it all.
To put it simply, the riding in Utah is epic. Thirteen snowboarding resorts are positioned perfectly for dumps of fluffy powder all winter long.
Snowmobile vacations are popular outdoor adventures. Utah’s 800+ miles of groomed trails offer winter snowmobiling fun for all — find out more!
You might think the cold is unavoidable and the terrain impassable during the winter months, but if you can surpass these doubts you might just be rewarded with your best hike of the year.