Wasatch Mountain Snowmobile Complex
Wasatch Mountain State Park is one of Utah's unique scenic treasures. The park, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and Utah Department of Transportation, provides facilities for snowmobilers using the canyons of the Wasatch Mountains near Midway and American Fork. Facilities include parking, restrooms, designated play areas, and approximately 70 miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails. Warming stations are available at the golf course clubhouse and park visitor center.
Wasatch Mountain State Park Golf Course is closed to snowmobiling, but is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Below are specific items of interest about the trails included in the Wasatch Mountain Snowmobile Complex. Check with local U.S. Forest Service offices for trail guides and travel maps for ungroomed trails and other areas open to snowmobile use.
This short 4.8-mile spur leaves the Wasatch Mountain State Park campground and travels up Pine Creek Canyon to Midway Reservoir. Beyond Midway Reservoir the trail is ungroomed and crosses private property. Trailhead facilities, including parking in the campground area are very popular, but extremely limited.
Snake Creek Trail is accessed from the Heber Valley to the eastern slopes of the Wasatch mountains, and provides an easy mountain ride for riders of all abilities. The trail climbs gradually past the Wasatch Mountain Golf Course and meets with the Mill/TibbleTrail. Deer and wild turkeys frequent this area and may be observed near the trail. Several switchbacks along the trail open to frequent views of the Heber valley.
Outstanding views of the Heber Valley are available from the top of the Cummings Parkway Trail. Though not a difficult ride, snowmobilers should be aware of the possibility of drifting at or near the ridge line. The trail is wide and flat providing excellent mountain riding for beginning riders, as well as more experienced snowmobilers.
This beautiful 15.7-mile trail climbs from the Mill Flat Trailhead to the summit of the Wasatch mountains before descending through American Fork Canyon to Tibble Fork Reservoir. Several play areas are located along this steep, but passable trail, providing riding opportunities for riders of most abilities. Beautiful views of Lone Peak and Mount Timpanogos are available as well. Several switchbacks will be encountered on both sides of the mountain, and the possibility of drifting snow from canyon winds should be expected. This is relatively narrow, but groomed regularly.
The Decker Pass Trail climbs from the farmlands near Charleston past the Soldier Hollow Olympic site, home of the Olympic Winter Games biathlon competition. Views of the Heber Valley and Deer Creek Reservoir are available from the trail. The wide and relatively shallow grade of the trail makes it an ideal mountain ride for riders of all abilities. Near the junction of the Decker Pass and Cummings Parkway trails is Cascade Springs, a series of natural cold water springs that surface and pool in the canyon.
These two trails cross the foothills of beautiful Mount Timpanogos via a series of steep and sharp switchbacks. This is true Utah mountain riding as the trail winds through the tall pines and aspens characteristic of the area. Both trails provide access to the complex from well-maintained trailheads on opposite sides of Mount Timpanogos.