Places to Snowmobile in Central Utah: At an altitude of over 10,000 feet, the Wasatch Plateau provides countless miles of untouched powder and bowls. Order free trail map.
“Boondocker’s Heaven- If there was ever a place on earth that could lay claim to that title, it would have to be Utah’s Sanpete County”. (SnoWest Magazine January 2007)
“Copious snow coverage and heaps of untouched powder are yours to carve over and over.” (Supertrax Magazine November 2009)
The Skyline Snowmobile Complex, located just 2 hrs. south of Salt Lake on Highway 89, is great for family riding. At an altitude of over 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), the Wasatch Plateau provides one of the premier snowmobiling complexes in Utah and the United States.
Over 140 miles of snowmobiling trails are groomed by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. For experienced snowmobilers and hill climbers, there are countless miles of untouched powder and bowls that offer some of the best backcountry mountain sledding in the state.
Riders can access the Central Utah Snowmobile Complex from Fairview, Ephraim, Manti, and Mayfield Canyons. In some Sanpete Valley communities, you can begin your ride at the edge of town and follow the groomed trails to reach the skyline of the Manti-LaSal National Forest.
This trail stretches along the summit of the Wasatch Plateau and offers excellent snowmobiling. You can access the trail from the parking lot at the top of Fairview Canyon along Highway 31. (N39.67781 W111.31305) Groomed trails – 66 miles.
Great for boondocking and hill climbing! The trailhead begins at the Miller’s Flat parking lot located just east of Huntington/ Mammoth Reservoir along Highway 31. (N39.58245 W111.25134, Elevation 8,986) Groomed trails – 26.2 miles.
Ride trails up Ephraim, Manti, and Mayfield Canyons to open areas at the summit. This complex is located away from the major population centers of Utah and offers uncrowded riding conditions. Groomed trails – 26.9 miles.
Nebo Loop Trail This complex provides access to enjoyable play areas including the Mt. Nebo high-tops/wilderness area, and the Wasatch Range. Access to the complex is provided through the Payson and Salt Creek (Nephi) canyon trailheads. Groomed trails – 28 miles.
Owners of Snowmobiles, brought into Utah by non-residents, may need a non-resident permit for their machine. Some states offer reciprocity, meaning there is a mutual agreement between states not to charge non-residents fees. To see if you need a permit visit the Utah State Parks web page. Permits can be purchased locally at:
Fairview- North Skyline 8,975’ Big Drift 9,652’ Miller’s Flat 8,988’
Ephraim Canyon- The Meadows 9,858’ Seeley Creek 9,904’
Manti Canyon- Thistle Flat 8,787’
Mayfield Canyon- Mt. Baldy 9,524’
Wales Canyon- Rees Flat 7,206’
When Snowmobiling in the backcountry please be prepared for extreme weather; including subzero temperatures, winter storms, and wind. Do Not Ride without a GPS unit.
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