Thursday, February 20 2014 @ 05:23 PM MST
Contributed by: Bear Lake State Park
Thursday, February 20, 2014
We are glad to see the weather cool down, so the trails can set up and freeze at night. We did get a few inches of new snow in the canyon, so snow conditions are getting better.
By the way, we only groom a few miles up into Idaho on the Beaver Creek trail and Franklin Basin trail. (See trail map on this site)
Idaho State Park grooms the trails up in Egan Basin and Cub River area, and the avalanche danger is very high up there, so they have not been grooming that area for the last 10 days. I talked to one of the Idaho snowcat operators, and they might try and hit that area Friday. 2/21/14 depending on the amount of new snow we get up there.
Trails have been groomed on:
Beaver Creek 2/19
Franklin Basin 2/18
Tony Grove 2/18
Swan Flat 2/18
Garden City 2/18 All the way down to Garden City. The tunnel is full of snow and is closed. Be careful crossing the highway.
Trails scheduled to be groomed on:
Beaver Creek 2/21
Franklin Basin 2/21
Tony Grove 2/21
Swan Flat 2/21
Garden City 2/18 The tunnel is full of snow and is closed. Be careful crossing the highway.
Out of State Snowmobile Permits are being sold at the following locations:
The Bears Den/Texaco Gas Station – Intersection of US 89 and US 30
25 North Bear Lake Blvd
Garden City, UT 84028
Bear Lake State Park – Marina Office
940 North Bear Lake Blvd
Garden City, UT 84028
The Top 3 violations in Logan Canyon
Anyone 17 and younger must wear a helmet when operating or being a passenger on a snowmobile, ATV or motorcycle.
Off highway vehicles must be registered before transporting or operating on public roads or land. Registration stickers must be displayed (stuck on the machine) along with the month sticker. Do not carry them in your bag and think that is good enough. It’s not!!! The decals will stick on the tunnel and hood very well if the machine is warm when you stick them on. Placing them on the belly pan will get ripped off when riding in deep snow.
Anyone (Utah resident or non-resident) between the age of 8 and 15 must posses Utah Safety Certificate to operate a snowmobile, ATV, or Motorcycle in Utah. To sign up for a classes at www.stateparks.utah.gov
Utah Snowmobile Association