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The Best Snowshoeing in Utah

Looking for the best snowshoeing in Utah? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Utah. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top snowshoeing spots in and near Utah

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Grandeur Peak

    4.4
    6 mi
    This is the peak that can be seen from the valley located between Milcreek Canyon and Parleys Canyon. There are 2 trails that head up to this peak, but the one up Milcreek Canyon at the top of Church Fork is by far the more popular/enjoyable one (and the one described here). The other one heads s...
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  • Logan, Utah

    Hike to the Wind Caves, UT

    4.5
    3.7 mi / 1000 ft gain
    As you drive up Logan Canyon, you'll see the trailhead on the left side of the road, just after Guinavah-Malibu Campground. It's a fairly steep hike, but also very well maintained. The Wind Caves are probably the most popular hike in Northern Utah and for a good reason. As you can see in the pict...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike to the Salt Lake Overlook

    4.0
    3.5 mi / 1200 ft gain
    This popular trail follows a portion of the Desolation Trail leaving from Mill Creek Canyon. The trail to the overlook is 3.5 miles round trip with a 1200 ft elevation gain. You begin at the Desolation Trailhead and then turn around once you have a view of the Salt Lake Valley. It is a perfect hi...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Snowshoe Lake Blanche

    5.0
    5.6 mi
    Lake Blanche is an extremely popular hike along the Wasatch Range in Utah. During the summer and fall months the lake, wildlife, flowers, and Sundial Peak as a backdrop offer spectacular views.Lake Blanche is one of the most beautiful and scenic lakes in Utah and turns into a winter wonderland on...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Winter Hike the Pfeifferhorn

    5.0
    9 mi / 3600 ft gain
    Rising to a height of 11,326 feet, the Pfeifferhorn is one of the most majestic and iconic peaks in the Wasatch Mountains, and also one of the most popular mountains to hike. During the summer and fall, there is a well beaten trail all the way to the summit, but during the winter and spring, this...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Hike South Thunder Mountain via Bell Canyon

    13 mi / 6300 ft gain
    Starting at the Bell's Canyon trailhead, the trail follows a river for most of the way, passing two reservoirs and two waterfalls. This trail is intermediate, depending on your destination. The first and most commonly visited section of the trail is the first reservoir. An easy hike of less than ...
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  • Herriman, Utah

    Hike to Kennecott Copper Mine

    5.0
    4 mi
    From Salt Lake City go on UT-201W, then take Bacchus Highway all the way until the intersection with Butterfield Canyon Road. This is where you can park your car and follow the dirt road for roughly 2 miles until you come to a fork. One road from the fork leads to Middle Canyon and the other to t...
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  • Holladay, Utah

    Winter Hike to Mt. Olympus

    5.0
    7 mi / 4200 ft gain
    Approach: You can access the well traveled Mount Olympus Trail the same as you would any other season. Park in the trailhead lot or along Wasatch Blvd. The trail starts on the south side of the parking lot.Route Description: Even in the winter the Mount Olympus trail should be pretty straightforw...
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  • Bryce, Utah

    Winter Camping in Bryce Canyon National Park

    5.0
    The incredible views at Bryce Canyon National Park can be described with little else than a “Wow.” During a snowy winter, especially, these sights are not to be missed.There is only one campground open during the winter, Sunset Campground, and it is first come, first serve. Most visitors shy away...
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  • Wellsville, Utah

    Hike Box Elder Peak

    4.3
    From the Rattlesnake Trailhead (about a mile northeast of the Sherwood Hills Resort on U.S. 89) to the peak is just under 4.5 miles. The hike is great exercise, as it's relatively steep. The steep angle provides for stunning views along the entire trail, making this one of the most picturesque hi...
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  • Alta, Utah

    Stargazing and Night Photography at Hellgate Spring

    From the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon, follow the road approximately 7 miles until you reach the area between the Snowbird and Alta ski resorts. Looking north, several mountain peaks are visible, including both Mount Superior and Hellgate Spring. The mountain face of Hellgate Spring (GPS coor...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Winter Backpack to Dog Lake and Backcountry Ski Reynolds Peak

    4.5
    5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    The hike is considered moderate, but the 1500ft. elevation gain (2100ft. to Reynolds Peak) will definitely get your heart rate up. Snowshoes/skins are recommended but the trail is often packed enough to do without them.After crossing the street from the Spruces parking lot, follow the trail past...
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  • Ogden, Utah

    Hike the Wheeler Creek and Icebox Canyon Loop

    4 mi / 400 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead from Ogden drive up Ogden Canyon toward Pine View Reservoir. Right when the canyon begins to open up and you can see the actual dam there is a turn off on the south side of the road that leads down a dirt road to a very small parking area and the trailhead. If the parking ...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Hike the Pine Hollow Trail

    4.0
    4.4 mi / 1100 ft gain
    The trailhead (Forest Trail 047 - Pine Hollow Trail) starts across the street from a turnout about .5 miles above Mutual Dell in American Fork Canyon. This highly trafficked trail is used for just about every activity you can think of, meaning that you can even snowshoe this in the winter. It's a...
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  • Brighton, Utah

    Photograph Star Trails at Silver Lake

    1 mi
    Silver Lake is one of the easiest, most accessible hikes in the Wasatch, located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, close to the ski resorts of Brighton and Solitude.The lake is accessible all year; with a boardwalk or a well-signed path circling the lake through spring to fall. In the wi...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Night Photography at Brighton

    4.0
    1 mi / 500 ft gain
    Park at the main parking lot at Brighton Ski Resort and head up the hill (under the Majestic Lift is a good place to start). Hiking is generally easy, even with snow on the ground, due to compaction of the snowpack during the daytime. However, snowshoeing and skinning with skis can be a good alte...
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