Looking for a fun way to meet that New Year’s resolution that doesn’t involve the gym? The good news is that Utah is home to some world-class recreational activities during the winter months.
Take snowshoeing for example. It’s a great way to burn some extra calories, explore snow-capped mountains and it’s easy to do! And remember, “if you can walk you can snowshoe.” Whether it’s your first time out on the snow or you’re an expert looking to blaze your own trails—snowshoeing caters to all ability levels.
So let’s take a look at five of the most popular snowshoeing trails in Utah:
Solitude Nordic Center | Salt Lake City
If you’re looking for a family-friendly trail then Solitude Nordic Center in Salt Lake City is the place to go. It has incredible scenic views and five groomed trails with smooth, paved pathways that make for an enjoyable experience. Snowshoeing packages start at just $18 dollars with snowshoes, passes and all other equipment included.
Mill Creek Canyon | Mill Creek Township, Salt Lake Valley, Utah
Make your snowshoeing trip a little more special by reserving a cozy yurt at Mill Creek Canyon. At 7,520 feet, guests can rent out a beautiful indoor yurt with a wood burning stove, tables and benches and enjoy snacks, hot chocolate and conversation at the halfway point of their snowshoeing trek.
White Pine Canyon | Park City, Utah
Getting lost in the moment is a good thing. Getting lost in the snow is not. For those of you looking to spend a fun and relaxing day without the possibility of getting lost on the trails, White Pine Canyon offers plenty of tour guides to lead the way. The tours range from three to five hours in the beautiful mountains of Park City. They even offer a special moonlight snowshoe tour where guests can experience starry nights and escape from the city for a memorable experience.
Soldier Hollow | Midway, Utah
With snowshoeing trails that follow Olympic paths, skiing and tubing areas, the full biathlon experience and year-round horseback riding trails, Soldier Hollow offers a little something for everyone!
Wasatch Mountain Park | Midway, Utah
Snowshoe for a good cause with Friends of Wasatch Mountain State Park on January 30 or March 6 at 6:30 pm. All funds raised will go towards improving the park facilities, trails and programs and the guides will offer beginner, intermediate and advanced options so that people of all skill levels can participate. Kids must be at least eight years or older in order to participate in this moonlight trek.
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