A great way to escape a rainy day in the valley, enjoying cross country skiing in fresh snow. God blessed us with a few snowflakes, and fresh air.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING ~ LAKE COURSE
DESCRIPTION ~ You can buy your pass and start the course, either at the golf course club house or the state park visitor center. Enjoy wholesome exercise. The folks working up at this park are friendly. This is a wonderful place, if you want to escape all the crowds.
DRIVE TIME from SLC ~ 1 hour
DAY PASS ~ $6 adults, $3 children & seniors.
RATINGS ~ Newbies (all levels of skiers will enjoy)
For more details about cross country skiing at Wasatch Mountain State Park, read our blog for January 9, 2010.
SKI RENTALS ~ available at the golf course club house
STATE PARK WEBSITE
Wasatch Mountain State Park
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Just want to praise God for such a wonderful place to visit in the mountains. Fresh snow, clean air and even the birds were singing praise songs.
Power pole/Maples Campground loop
DESCRIPTION ~ A wonderful National Forest trail, north of Snowbasin. This trail is open to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Beware of out-of-bound, snowboarders that may be coming down the trail. The trail begins at the Maples sign. We went up the hill, and followed the telephone poles to the ridge. More adventurous hikers may want to continue to the overlook. We decided to take the main forest trail back, passing by the Maples Campground and cross country ski area.
MILEAGE ~ 3 miles, 670' elevation gain
RATINGS ~ Moderate
HIKE TIME ~ 2 to 3 hours, depending on how many stops
RESTROOMS ~ Earl's Lodge, lower level, at Snowbasin Resort. Why not ride the shuttle up.
PARKING Lot 2, Terrace H
DIRECTIONS from SLC ~ (drive time 1 hour)
Take I-15 North to Farmington,
after passing Lagoon, take US 89 North,
coming down the hill, take I-84 East,
take exit 92 (Mountain Green, Huntsville) SR 167,
drive through Mountain Green and turn left to Snowbasin,
then turn left on SR 226 to Snowbasin,
drive past the overflow parking lot,
at Snowbasin drive past the first parking lot & turn right to lot #2.
SNOWSHOE RENTALS ~ $16 day at Snowbasin