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.
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.
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
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
- 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
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