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snowmobilingSandy is located near several great snowmobiling trails. The forest service lands within Salt Lake County are restricted to over the snow travel due to watershed and wilderness protections. However, there are open areas in Davis, Tooele, Utah, and Wasatch Counties which have great opportunities for snowmobiling. Information about snowmobiling on forest service lands can be found on the USDA web site.

Winter in the mountains is inherently dangerous. Please take the time to check the Utah Avalanche Center for the most current and up-to-date avalanche conditions and potential hazards. Always be prepared: let someone know where you're going and when you expect to be back. Plan for changes in the weather and never venture out alone. Please pack-out what you pack-in and carry a cell phone if you have one.

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Davis County

Snowmobile travel on Forest Service lands in Davis county is governed by the Salt Lake Ranger District. View their winter travel map here.

Farmington Canyon

From Sandy, go North on I-15 for 28 miles to Farmington. Near the Lagoon Amusement Park, take the exit for US-89 N (signs for I-84 E. / South Ogden). In .3 miles, take Exit 395 for UT-225 toward Park Lane. Turn right at the light and travel East on Burke Lane (675 N.). Turn Right at North Main Street, turn left at 600 North. Continue traveling East on 600 North (turn left back on to 600 North as 600 North starts to veer south and turn in to Main Street). At 100 East / Farmington Canyon Road, turn left. Drive North on Farmington Canyon Road, staying to the right, as the road starts to head up Farmington Canyon and turn in to Skyline Drive. There are several areas available for parking, somewhat depending on snowpack. Snowmobiles should stay along the road up through the canyon. Open lands for snowmobiling are available along the top of the ridgeline, around Skyline Drive, near Bountiful Peak, and South to Bountiful.

Skyline Drive - Bountiful

From Sandy, go North on I-15 for 25 miles to Bountiful. Take the Bountiful 400 North exit and head east towards the mountains. Turn left on 1300 East which will curve around east to become the paved Skylien Drive. This road will turn right to become Eagle Ridge Drive. After about .1 miles, the road is no longer paved (directly under the "B" on the mountain). The road has a sharp left turn and begins climbing up the hill. There are several areas available for parking, somewhat depending on snowpack. Snowmobiles should stay along the road up through the canyon. Open lands for snowmobiling are available along the top of the ridgeline, around Skyline Drive, near Bountiful Peak, and North to Farmington Canyon.

Utah County

Snowmobiling on Forest Service Lands in Utah County is governed by the Pleasant Grove Ranger District. Their phone number is 801-785-3571. View their winter travel map here.

American Fork Canyon – Tibble Fork

To get to American Fork Canyon from Sandy, take I-15 South to the Highland/Alpine Exit #284. Get off the freeway and go left under the freeway. Continue east on State Road 92 about 8 miles to the mouth of American Fork Canyon.

The Forest Service charges a fee for access to American Fork Canyon. The fee currently is $6.00 for a three day pass or $12 for a seven day pass. Vehicles longer than 30' are not allowed in the canyon. The upper part of American Fork Canyon and the Alpine Loop Road is closed for the winter each year.

To get to Tibble Fork Reservoir, go 5 miles up American Fork Canyon to a junction in the road. Turn left on to North Fork (forest service road 85) to Tibble Fork Reservoir. Stay left on the paved road for 1 mile to the campground.

From the parking lot at Tibble Fork Reservoir, there are groomed snowmobile routes to Silver Lake Flat Reservoir and to Cascade Springs, the Mill Flat Trailhead, and throughout Wasatch Mountain State Park.

American Fork Canyon – Pine Hollow

To get to American Fork Canyon from Sandy, take I-15 South to the Highland/Alpine Exit #284. Get off the freeway and go left under the freeway. Continue east on State Road 92 about 8 miles to the mouth of American Fork Canyon.

The Forest Service charges a fee for access to American Fork Canyon. The fee currently is $6.00 for a three day pass or $12 for a seven day pass. Vehicles longer than 30' are not allowed in the canyon. The upper part of American Fork Canyon and the Alpine Loop Road is closed for the winter each year.

To get to the Pine Hollow trailhead, continue up the canyon for 5 miles to a junction in the road. Stay to the right and continue until the road is closed at the gate for the winter.

From the gate, there are groomed snowmobile trails to the Aspen Grove area behind Mt. Timpanogos, Cascade Springs, and in to Wasatch Mountain State Park.

Provo Canyon – Mt. Timpanogos

To get to Provo Canyon from Sandy, take I-15 south to exit 272 (800 North, Orem) and proceed east on Highway 52 to the mouth of Provo Canyon.

From the mouth of Provo Canyon, head up the canyon on Highway 189 for 7 miles to the Sundance Resort turnoff- Highway 92. Turn left and take Highway 92 for six miles. Highway 92 remains closed for the winter near the Mt. Timpanogos campground.

From the gate, there are groomed snowmobile trails to Pine Hollow, Cascade Springs, and in to Wasatch Mountain State Park.

Wasatch Mountain State Park

Wasatch Mountain State Park offers a large trail network for snowmobiles, including parking, restrooms, designated play areas, and warming stations. View a map of the Wasatch Mountain State Park trail network.

To get to Wasatch Mountain State Park from Sandy, you can travel either South through Provo Canyon or North through Parley’s Canyon. The time it takes to arrive is just about one hour either way.

From the South:
Travel South on I-15 to exit 272 (800 North, Orem) and proceed east on Highway 52 to the mouth of Provo Canyon. From the mouth of Provo Canyon, head up the canyon on Highway 189 for 17.5 miles around Deer Creek Reservoir. Turn left on Utah Highway 113 (also called 3600 West or Charleston Rd.). 3600 West turns in to Center Street in Midway. At the intersection of Center Street and Main Street, turn left on Main Street. Go West for four blocks and turn right on 400 West. Next, turn left on 200 North and then right on 750 West / Homestead Drive. Continue North on Homestead Drive for approximately one mile as it turns in to Snake Creek Canyon Road.

From the North:
Travel East on I-215 to Exit 2 to merge on to I-80 East toward Park City. Travel 18 miles up Parley’s Canyon and take Exit 146 to merge onto US 40 East toward Heber. Travel 13 miles on US 40 and turn right at the light with the intersection of River Road. Stay on River Road as it merges in to 1050 North. At the traffic circle, stay straight on 1050 North. Go straight on to 350 West/Pine Canyon Road. Continue going west on 1050 North/W. Cari Lane. Turn right at Homestead Drive and follow this road is it turns in to Snake Creek Canyon Road.

The Visitor Center for Wasatch Mountain State Park is located at the intersection of Snake Creek Canyon Road and Warm Springs Drive. The Mill Flat Trailhead, where most snowmobilers start, is located three miles up Snake Creek Canyon Road. There is a big parking lot and restrooms located at the Mill Flat Trailhead. Some snowmobiling can also be done at the campground located up Warm Springs Drive. The Visitors Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, and can provide maps and additional information. There is a $5.00 per vehicle day use fee for the park.

The following links have more information about snowmobiling at Wasatch Mountain State Park:

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