Backcountry Ski Beartrap Fork

Bear Trap Fork

Distance

4 Miles

Elevation Gain

2016 Feet

Activities

Snowboarding, Photography, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Jackson Smith

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildlife

Beartrap Fork is an excellent Wasatch backcountry tour with relatively low avalanche hazard. This is because of the amount of pines and aspens that cover the landscape. Beartrap will not disappoint on a powder day.

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 your way up the skin track through the dense aspens until you reach the fork in the trail. Here you can either make a right and make your way up to the top of Beartrap Aspens, or you can keep left along the bottom of the gully. If you continue left, you will eventually come to Beartrap Glades on your right or Beartrap West to your left. Overall elevation gain is about 2,016 feet, taking you to a max elevation of 9,871 feet.

Make sure to check to avalanche forecast for the day before you ever travel in the backcountry. Know before you go!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $300/night

The Cliff Lodge

Sandy, Utah

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Safe, fun slopes

If I'm alone and the snow is good, this is my go-to spot for solitary powder runs through the aspen groves. There is a low risk of avalanches here.

Distance

4 Miles

Elevation Gain

2016 Feet

Activities

Snowboarding, Photography, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Jackson Smith

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