Bell Canyon Trail to Lower Falls is a 5.4-mile out-and-back hike featuring a lake and city views. Located between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons in Sandy, Utah offering fishing, hiking, and winter snowshoeing.
Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park near Midway offers the longest tubing lanes in Utah. The hill has lengthy 1,200-foot sliding lanes with lift service for towing people up the hill for tubing day or night under the lights, and a sound system keeps the airwaves full of enjoyable tunes.
In addition to the longest tubing lanes and beautifully manicured cross-country ski trails Soldier Hollow hosts a variety of activities throughout the fall, spring and summer. Athletes of world-class ability and weekend recreationists enjoy the facility on a year-round basis.
Spruces Campground is a Utah favorite for winter sports like sledding, tubing, and snowshoeing. Hiking and mountain biking are popular summer activities on canyon trails, including the Donut Falls Trail, which begins in the nearby Jordan Pines Campground. Fly-fishermen enjoy casting on Big Cottonwood Creek.
Mountain Recreation Park – 57 Campsites – Pavilions – Picnic Tables – Barbecue Stands – Fire Pits – Water – Restrooms
During the winter season at Jolley’s Ranch, you can enjoy the beauty and fun of winter sports without having to go to a big resort. You will find nearly five miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, tubing and sledding hill, and parking areas for snowmobilers. Ski and snowshoe equipment is available for rent, along with tubes for the tubing hill. There are heated restrooms and a warming shelter. Season passes and group discounts are available.
Basic Snowshoeing Class at Hailstone. Join the park naturalist from 10 a.m. to noon and learn the benefits of snowshoeing as a lifelong physical activity. Snowshoeing can contribute to increased cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and muscle endurance. Bring snowshoes or borrow a pair from the park. Pre‑registration is required. Day‑use fee is $10 per vehicle with up to eight people or free to Utah State Parks Pass holders. Hailstone is located at exit 8 off hwy 40 on the west side of Jordanelle State Park.
Join Sheryl and her Utah Outdoor Adventure Group as they meet each Saturday through March 31st to explore our beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Delicious bagels are provided for everyone EVERY Saturday morning!
They join up each Saturday morning at 9am at 6200 South Wasatch Blvd. in Salt Lake City at the Park n Ride (Far South Side). If you see more than one group standing around, ask if it’s Sheryl’s Group. A different snowshoeing destination will be chosen each week (usually within the Wasatch Front area).
Ogden City hosts the second annual Winterfest downtown Historic 25th Street & Washington Blvd, January 28 and 29th.
The city will close major downtown streets, cover them with snow and create the ultimate winter playground. The Winterfest organizing committee invites all to come and enjoy a variety of free activities. Last year’s celebration attracted more than 5,000 people.
The celebration where “Cold is Cool” boasts traditional and unconventional snow activities for all ages. Most events are free.
Events will begin on Friday afternoon with a ceremonial street closing on Washington Boulevard followed by a toboggan parade. Activities and contests will be held all day on Saturday.
This year’s “where cold is cool” events will include:
Human Dog Sled Races
Polar Bear Swim
Snowmobile Street Races
Doggie Costume Contest
Flag Football Contests
Cross Country Skiing Races
And many more . . .
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the little ones. We’ve put together some free projects and events with the younger kids in mind:
The hill just east of Washington Boulevard on 25th Street will be available for tubing and sledding on Saturday morning and afternoon.
Snowshoeing around Municipal Park will be available all day Saturday.
Piles of snow will be hauled into the Municipal Park for the children to decorate and make snowmen on both Friday night and Saturday morning and afternoon.
The kid’s corner on Saturday will have a small construction project for each child that wishes to participate.