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  • Trail Run or Hike Lambs Canyon

    Take I-80 East through Parley's Canyon and get off at the Lambs Canyon Exit. Stay right off the exit and start heading up the canyon. You will follow the road 1.5 miles. You will see the trail head on the right side of the road with a small area t...

    4 miles 1531 ft gain

  • Explore the Sand Dunes in Snow Canyon State Park

    To get to Snow Canyon State Park from St George, you take Bluff Street heading north until you reach the Snow Canyon Parkway exit that heads west. Follow this road until you reach Snow Canyon Drive, turn right here. This road will take you into th...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike or Run Mount Wire

    This 4.5 out-and-back trail starts just south of the Natural History Museum at the University of Utah. Park in the museum parking lot and walk up the stairs to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Then head south along the BST for a few minutes until y...

    4.5 miles 2082 ft gain

  • Hike or Trail Run Butler Fork

    To get to the trailhead, drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon 8 miles. The parking lot is on the left side of the road. The first half mile is the steepest of the whole trail so don't get too intimidated by it, it mellows out a lot after. You will come ...

    7.2 miles 1964 ft gain

  • Fly Fish the Madison River (Hebgen Lake to Earthquake Lake)

    The Madison River runs for 183 miles through Wyoming and Montana; however, this section of the Madison is between Hebgen Lake and Earthquake Lake. You get there by driving along Hebgen Lake Road to the Campfire Lodge Resort. Turn into here and hea...

  • Backcountry Ski Butler Fork

    The trail head for Butler Fork is 8 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon on the left side of the road. Throw your gear on and head up the trail. Continue along the skin track and after about 20 minutes you'll come upon a fork in the trail. The right tra...

    2 miles

  • Trail Run Burch Hollow Trail

    The Burch Hollow trailhead is about a quarter mile up the Pipeline trail in Millcreek Canyon. After hiking along the switchbacks of the Pipeline trail, you'll see a sharp turn in the trail that leads you up the side of the mountain. This turn can ...

    5.3 miles 2412 ft gain

  • Trail Run Upper Big Water Trail to Dog Lake

    Drive all the way to the top of Millcreek Canyon until you can't drive any further. (They close the road further down the canyon in the winter so this trail is not accessible to cars in the winter.) There is a small parking lot at the end of the r...

    6.2 miles 1267 ft gain

  • Hike Days Fork

    To get to the trailhead drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Spruces Campground. Once in the parking lot, walk to the southwest corner of the parking lot and go up the road past the bathrooms. The trailhead will be next to the overgrown baseball fiel...

    7.5 miles 2494 ft gain

  • Hike Jenny's Canyon in Snow Canyon State Park

    To get here from St George, you take Bluff Street heading north until you reach the Snow Canyon Parkway exit that heads west. Follow this road until you reach Snow Canyon Drive, turn right here. This road will take you into the south entrance of t...

    0.3 miles 42 ft gain

  • Backcountry Ski Beartrap Fork

    You can access the trailhead to Beartrap by driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon 10.4 miles and parking on the right side of the road. You will see the "Bear Trap Fork Rd" sign on the left side of the road, this is where the trailhead begins. Make you...

    4 miles 2016 ft gain

  • Cross Country Ski Alta Ski Area's Nordic Track

    Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon until the first entrance into Alta. Park in the Collins lift parking lot, throw your boots on, and head over to the nordic track. Its just next to the tow rope that runs through Albion Basin. Now thats left to do ...

  • Spring Backcountry Ski Alta Ski Area

    Still have the skiing itch but it's late in the spring and the resorts have closed and the other backcountry skiing areas have melted? No problem, just head up to Alta Ski Area and get some amazing backcountry corn skiing laps in.  Drive up Little...

    5 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Backcountry Ski Cardiff Fork

    Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you reach the Mill D South parking lot (aka Donut Falls parking). Head up the main road until you reach the bathrooms at the Donut Falls trailhead. Here you can either keep straight past the bathrooms, but the ...

    4 miles

  • Backcountry Ski USA Bowl

    To get the the trailhead, drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you reach the upper entrance into Solitude Ski Resort. You can park on the road just below the entrance to the resort. Across the street is a road called Old Stage Road, this is where ...

    1.6 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Backcountry Ski Days Fork

    Days Fork is on the south side of Big Cottonwood Canyon behind the Spruces parking lot. The trail head begins on the south west corner of the parking lot. The approach to Days Fork is long, but gradual. Continue south along the skin track until yo...

    3.2 miles

  • Backcountry Ski Willow Fork

    Willow Fork is just across the mountain from Solitude Ski Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. You can access Willow Fork from a few different trailheads; either from the Willow Heights Trailhead or across the street from both the lower and upper Soli...

    3 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Backcountry Ski Mineral Fork

    Mineral Fork is on the right side of the road about 5.8 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon next to a cell tower and a giant brown Forest Service gate. There is room on the side of the road to park your car and throw your gear on. Once on the trail, yo...

    4.2 miles

  • Hike or Trail Run Mount Van Cott

    There are many different trailheads that will take you to the top of Mount Van Cott, but the main trailhead is up Red Butte Canyon. Drive up the canyon until you reach the parking lot where the canyon gate is blocking the road. After parking your ...

    3 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Fly Fish the Middle Provo River

    The Middle Provo River runs from Jordanelle Reservoir to Deer Creek Reservoir through the Heber Valley. To get there from Salt Lake City, head southeast on I-80. Take exit 146 and merge onto US-189/US-40 toward Heber. Travel 17.1 miles; turning ri...

  • Backpack the Pole Creek Trail, Wind River Range

    Backpacking in the Wind River Range Requires a permit, so make sure you go through the process of getting that before you set out on this adventure. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail... Getting to the trailhead from the town of Pinedale, WY, you driv...

    18 miles 2687 ft gain

  • Backcountry Ski White Pine Fork

    The White Pine Trailhead is up Little Cottonwood Canyon on the south side of the road just before you get to Snowbird Ski Resort. The parking lot fills up very quickly so an early start is recommended. The skin track starts in the southwest corner...

    7 miles

  • Backcountry Ski Short Swing, Mill D North

    Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon until you reach the Spruces Campground on the right. You will park here and prep your gear for the day. Walk back out to the canyon road and cross the street to the trail head. As you hike up the trial, you'll pass s...

    4 miles 1900 ft gain

  • Hike Bowman Fork to Baker Pass

    To get to the trailhead, drive up Millcreek Canyon about 4.5 miles until you reach the Terraces Picnic area. Turn here and drive up the small road until you reach the parking lot by the bathrooms. You'll see the Bowman Fork trailhead marker next t...

    8.3 miles 3375 ft gain