Grooming Report

Thursday, February 05 2015 @ 09:58 PM MST

Contributed by: Bear Lake State Park

Mid to End of March conditions in February

Thursday, February 05, 2015

With warmer temperatures this week we have lost most of our snow at the Tony Grove and Franklin Basin Trail heads. We did get two to four inches of new snow up in the higher elevations last Tuesday night.

Depending on what happens in the next few days, we may have to discontinue grooming Tony Grove, because asphalt is starting to show in the lower and south facing slopes of the trail. The weather forecast for the next few days looks like much warmer temperatures and rain on Saturday. This is not Good for the already thin snow conditions!!!

I have never in my 24 years grooming trails had to make the decision on February 5th to start cutting back on grooming runs.

Trails groomed on:

Beaver Creek We did not groom on 2/3 as scheduled due to it raining on us while attempting to groom
Amazon 2/3
Franklin Basin 2/5
Tony Grove 2/2
Swan Flat We did not groom on 2/3 as scheduled due to it raining on us while attempting to groom
Sinks 2/4
Temple The road was plowed off by loggers – Did not groom
Garden City The tunnel at the summit is full of snow, so now it’s closed. Cross the road to the South of the tunnel.

Trails to be scheduled to groom on:

Beaver Creek 2/6 & 2/7
Amazon 2/6 & 2/7
Franklin Basin 2/9
Tony Grove 2/9
Swan Flat 2/6
Sinks 2/11
Temple The road was plowed off by loggers – Did not groom
Garden City The tunnel at the summit is full of snow, so now it’s closed. Cross the road to the South of the tunnel.


Our 2015 weekly grooming schedule is as follows

Beaver Creek Tuesday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s
Amazon Tuesday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s
Franklin Basin Monday’s & Thursday’s
Tony Grove Monday’s & Thursday’s
Swan Flat Tuesday’s & Friday’s
Sinks Sunday’s & Wednesday’s
Temple Not grooming This year unless they stop logging the area
Garden City Tuesday’s – snow permitting.

I will let you know if there is any devations in this schedule!

If you see any vehicles up on the snowmobile trails, please take a picture of the vehicle and license plate, email it to the address listed, and we will follow up. Utah code 41-22-12.1 does not allow any wheeled vehicle over 800 to be on a groomed snowmobile trail. The fine is close to $500.00.

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. 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

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