Strawberry Snowmobile Complex
Mirror Lake, Mill Hollow and Strawberry snowmobile complex areas interconnect and provide some of the finest snowmobiling opportunities in the state with over 250 miles of groomed trails traversing the high Uinta Mountains. Located within a one-hour drive of Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Front, these complexes can be accessed via eight major trailheads.
This combination of complexes is rapidly becoming one of the largest and most popular snowmobile areas in the state due to proximity to the Wasatch Front, diversity of groomed trails and open play areas, scenery and riding opportunities.
Perhaps the most attractive feature of these complexes is the majestic mountain scenery. Adjacent peaks rise to 13,000 feet surrounded by thousands of acres of vast open space, typically snow covered November through May.
Here are details about key areas in the Strawberry complex.
Daniels Loop Trail
This is one of the best maintained trails in the Strawberry Complex and offers excellent riding opportunities for families and beginning riders. Expansive play areas are located immediately adjacent to the trail at lower elevations. Most of the trail winds leisurely through the tall evergreens and aspens of the area, though caution is advised near the summit, as high winds can cause drifting and can create hazardous conditions.
North Skyline-Tucker Trail
The trailhead at Tucker is at low elevation and often lacks sufficient snow for riding until mid-winter. This trail rises rapidly from the oak and juniper of the foothills into the tall spruce and aspen of the mountains. A couple of miles into the trail, the trees provide sufficient shade to help maintain a reasonable snow depth throughout the season.
The trail is easy riding and very popular. Due to extensive use and weather conditions, it may become bumpy at times. Expansive play areas are found at the top of the trail. The high elevation and excellent snow conditions on the upper parts of the Skyline Trail provide great snowmobiling and tremendous views. Easily, one of the most popular trails in the area.
The trailhead at Tucker is at low elevation and often lacks sufficient snow for riding until mid-winter. The trail rises gradually along an old railroad grade through the oaks and pinion-juniper forest. This area often has herds of wintering deer and elk that can be observed from the trail. The trail is easy riding for most snowmobilers and presents few surprises.
This trail crosses between public and private property on an alternating basis. Riders are encouraged to watch for no trespassing signs, which indicate areas of private ownership where snowmobiling is not allowed.
Co-op Creek Trail
The Co-op Creek Trail offers tremendous views of the Strawberry Valley as it climbs through the switchbacks and turns on the mountainside. Extensive play and hill climbing areas are available near the trailhead and along the length of the trail.
Strawberry River Trail
The Strawberry River Trail features expansive play areas near the trailhead. The trail narrows as it winds its way to the top of the mountain where additional play and hill climbing areas are found. This area is prone to falling timber during storms, and snowmobilers are cautioned to be on the constant lookout for trees on the trail. Also the narrow nature of the trail requires extra caution, as riders must be on the lookout for oncoming traffic. Strong winds near the summit to the north can cause cornices to form on the hillsides. Hill climbers are cautioned to avoid corniced ridges.
This wide, well-groomed trail follows the western shores of Strawberry Reservoir to Renegade Point before climbing into the tree-covered slopes to the south of the reservoir. This is an excellent ride for all riders and features extensive play areas along its length. Several side loop trails intersect with the Strawberry Trail and provide excellent opportunities for riders to explore new country. Drifting is a distinct possibility along the open stretches of the trail, and because of the popularity of this trail, it can become bumpy.