Snowshoe Maple Canyon

I'd Rather be Playing! on February 17th, 2010

This past weekend my in-laws were in town and we went snowshoeing up Maple Canyon.  This was the first time I had been up Maple Canyon in the Winter.  We started by driving our snowmobiles up the road to the Right Fork Trail.  If you really like to hike you can walk the 1.75 miles instead of snowmobiling.  At the trail head we strapped on our snowshoes and started the hike.

Maple Canyon is as just as amazing in the winter as it is in the summer, minus all the rock climbers.  There are, however, a number of people who come to the canyon in the winter to ice climb the numerous frozen waterfalls.

While snowshoeing  we found a cave that I had never been to before.  It  leads back into the canyon wall about 50+ feet. Approximate GPS of Cave: N39.5618 W111.6881

Snowshoeing Maple CanyonMaple Canyon Cave

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Skyline Snowmobile Map- Request one today!

I'd Rather be Playing! on January 21st, 2010

Snowmobile_MapThe Central Utah Skyline Snowmobile Map is now available at www.Sanpete.com.  The map is a 24″ x 36″color paper map and is free of charge.   The map highlights snowmobiling up Fairview, Ephraim, Manti, and 12-Mile Canyons.

Snowmobiling in Central Utah

I'd Rather be Playing! on December 23rd, 2009

It’s official!  The 09-10 snowmobiling season has begun.  Over the past few weeks we have received lots of snow here in the Sanpete area.  Last Saturday my wife and I rode up Ephraim to check out the snow conditions.

The snow wasn’t very deep last weekend but is was very unstable.  As we rode I noticed 3 avalanche areas.  The largest was near Philadelphia Flat at an area know by local sledders as the “Super Monster”- a really fun place to hill climb.  The avalanche had  exposed the rocky hillside below.

Since yesterday morning, Tuesday 22nd, we have received lots of fluffy powder, which made it easy to shovel the drive with my ATV last night.  I am sure that avalanche danger will remain high through the weekend so please be careful if you plan to sled.  I also recommend wearing and avalanche beacon and carrying shovels and probes.

Trail grooming began up Ephraim and Mayfield (12-Mile) Canyons this week.  With this last storm, I hope they will begin grooming Manti and Fairview Canyons as well.

For more information about Snowmobiling in Central Utah, including snow depth and trail maps, visit:  http://sanpete.com/pages/snowmobile

Ephraim Canyon Heritage Tour

I'd Rather be Playing! on October 6th, 2009

The New Ephraim Canyon Heritage Tour is a trip through time, where stories relate how people have affected the landscape, and how the landscape, in turn, has shaped the people who depend on it.

The tour begins 1.4 miles east of the forest boundary and ends at the Summit Overlook. There are 6 information stations along on the tour.  It is a great excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the fall colors

Arapeen OHV Trail Map

I'd Rather be Playing! on September 23rd, 2009

Arapeen OHV Trail MapSanpete now has a 24″ x 36″ Arapeen OHV Trail Map available for visitors.  It is a really great map and it is free of charge.  If you would like one contact the Sanpete Travel Office and Shauna will send you one.

OHV Trails in Sanpete range in altitude from 6,000 to over 10,000 feet.  It is a great place to ride that is not too far from the Salt Lake City Area.  There are hundreds of miles of trail.  Most of the trails are UTV (side-by-side) friendly.