Lora’s latest post highlights our desire to wander and venture from our backyard trails into the wilds of the west. The good news is that adventure is never far from a Park City doorstep and the Uinta Mountains offer a fantastic change of scenery that, in many cases, is accessible in less than an hour.
Almost one million acres of public land awaits, including fantastic winter trail options. For those of you who have visited the Beaver Creek trail know that there’s still a winter wonderland with grooming to suit the most discerning skate skier if your timing is right. Grooming on the Beaver Creek Trail does not follow a set schedule but usually takes place on Mondays and Thursdays, a US Forest Service pass is required for visitors and can be purchased at the ranger station for $6 in Kamas or at the self-pay station on Highway 150. Dogs are allowed on odd-days.
In addition to the Beaver Creek Trail, the Wasatch-Cache National Forest offers groomed skiing on the Pine Valley loop and numerous, unmaintained snowshoe trails. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the area and prepare for your adventure accordingly. Avalanche awareness is highly recommended if plans are to venture off Beaver Creek Trail.
The following, albeit dated Skiing and Snowshoeing Trail guide is a great place to start: https://www.fs.usda.gov/
For more information visit the Kamas Ranger Station at 50 E Center St, Kamas, UT 84036 Mon-Fri between 9-4:30