Park City Utah Snowmobiling
We know we’re forever saying Utah has the best this and the best that, but it totally has some of the best backcountry snowmobiling in the world.
Park City Utah snowmobiling is ideal for experienced folk, or if you’re a newbie who just fancies taking a day out from skiing or snowboarding to try something new.
There are Utah snowmobile tours to suit every skill level just minutes from central Park City.
Before your book, it pays to ask a number of questions to ensure that the snowmobiling company you opt for offers exactly what you’re after. Like the right terrain, equipment, snow and service.
Utah is no slouch when it comes to gorgeous terrain, so the last thing you want is to find yourself on a snowmobile tour that covers overly-developed areas or sticks exclusively to crowded public lands.
Ask your prospective tour company what percentage of the trip is true backcountry – that means no condos and highway vistas. Also check that the photos displayed on their website are taken from their *actual* tours, rather than stock images of goodness knows where.
While any tour that relies on clunky old equipment should set off safety alarm bells, with snowmobiling great gear is essential.
Snowmobiles that are either old or cheap can be tricky to drive and ultimately may strain your back. And, if it doesn’t have the oomph to get you from A to B, that’s part of your precious Utah ski holiday wasted. To swot up on different types of snowmobile, check out GoSnowmobiling.org.
Is There Loads of Snow?
Typically, the greater the elevation the longer the snowmobiling season and the more quality snow on offer. A tour that starts too low could see you navigating dirt, sagebrush and icy bumps.
Expect the best of your Utah ski holiday, including world-class service on your Park City snowmobile tour. That means friendly, qualified guides, private groomed trails, and manageable group sizes. Plus, don’t forget to confirm whether your booking is inclusive of: gas/oil charges; shuttle services; and clothing rental.
Coalville-based Backcountry Snowmobiling offers trips tailored to groups, private, corporate and children. Base camp sits at 7,500 feet above sea level, and takes in some of Utah’s breath-taking forests.
Address: 4142 E. Challk Creek Road, Coalville, UT. Phone: 1-435-336-7669.
Daniels Summit Lodge Snowmobiling
Daniels Summit Lodge Snowmobiling offers over 200 miles of groomed trails for guided or unguided rentals. With 100 snowmobiles suitable for beginners to advanced individuals and groups, there are adventures to be had from mid-November through April.
Enjoy a two-hour guided tour (reservations required), or self-guided snowmobile rentals from two hours to a full day.
Address: Highway 40 Daniels Summit Pass, Heber City, UT 84032. Phone: 1 435-548-2300.
Red Pine Adventures Snowmobiling
Red Pine Adventures offers snowmobiling tours on privately-owned property near Park City Resort.
Guides will take adventurers along groomed trails, through heavily-forested deep powder mountain terrain, and across picturesque alpine meadows.
Red Pine Adventures Snowmobiling offers complementary boots and helmets for adults, as well as a pick-up service anywhere in Park City. You’ll need to BYO gloves, goggles, and snow clothes.
Address: 2050 West White Pine Canyon Rd Park City, UT 84060. Phone: 1-800-417-7669.
Summit Meadows Adventures Snowmobiling
Summit Meadows Adventures is located in Browns Canyon just 10 minutes from Park City’s Historic Main Street.
With 7,000 acres of private land in the foothills of Wasatch Mountain to explore, all ages and abilities are catered to.
Mandatory helmets are provided for all guests, while snowsuit, boot, and glove rental is available at an additional cost. Summit Meadows recommends you come armed with your own goggles.
Address: 13657 Wright Sheep Road, Peoa, UT, 84061. Phone: 1-888-896-7669.
Thousand Peaks Snowmobile Adventures
Snowmobile Adventures at Thousand Peaks offers two-hour guided tours and half-day guided tours for single and double riders, plus corporate and private tours.
Visitors make their own tracks on over 60,000 acres of private land, with the option to stop for lunch at Thousand Peaks’ mid-mountain log warming cabin at 9,000 feet.
Helmets, gas and oil are provided free of charge, while clothing can be rented at a small cost. Thousand Peaks recommends you bring your own goggles or sunglasses.
Just minutes from Park City, a shuttle service is available.
Address: 100 West, Weber Canyon Road, Park City, UT 84098. Phone: 1-888-304-7669.