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Wolf Creek Pass Closed 2018

S.R. 35 Wolf Creek Pass Closed to Vehicles for Winter Season
Utah Division of Parks and Recreation will Maintain Snowmobile Trail until Spring

 

OREM, Utah – The Utah Department of Transportation closed State Route 35 at Wolf Creek Pass today for the winter. Winter maintenance was discontinued last week and the road is now formally closed. U.S. 40 is the suggested route for travelers who have been using S.R. 35.

 

As part of the seasonal closure, UDOT has notified the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation (DPR) that they may begin snowmobile trail grooming operations. DPR will maintain a groomed snowmobile trail until spring of 2018. The trail grooming is part of an ongoing program, operated by DPR, designed to provide snowmobilers access to the Soapstone area and other popular backcountry riding areas.

 

For more information from DPR, please call (801) 538-RIDE or visit ohv.utah.gov. For more information about road and traffic conditions, download the UDOT Traffic app available for free in iTunes or Google Play.

 

-UDOT & DPR-

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Grooming Bountiful B 2-12-2016

We have groomed the Bountiful B road up to Buckland Flats.Snow conditions still good, but looking for some more storms to improve conditions. We did take the groomer up Monday February 8  and made a run. The snow is not very deep at the bottom, but is fairly good up on top. There is still some good riding to be had. Be cautious and watch for rocks. We hope you enjoy your time in the back country. As you find yourself venturing out, please, please be careful and wear all your protective gear. That includes a beacon. If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line. Enjoy Presidents day.
This will be the last time we groom this trail, this year unless we get some substantial snowfall. 
 
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Current Nebo Complex Conditions


The Nebo Complex is currently receiving a lot of moisture. Unfortunately most of it has been in the form of rain to the lower conditions, making it unwise to use the groomer based on the damage that would occur to the equipment.

Higher elevations are getting some great snow. We just need the weather to get a lot cooler down below and stop melting our snow, so we can access the white stuff up top.

As conditions and availability present themselves, we'll begin grooming.

 

Thank you :-)

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Snow Conditions 12/7/15

Very little snow
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Grooming Report

Grooming Report
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No Grooming !!

Update 2/9/2015

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Grooming Report for 1/6/15

Just a quick as mother nature turned on the snow, she turned it off. We have gotten no new snow recently and nothing scheduled for the next week or more. We are still grooming and plan on staying on schedule this week. There is about 50" of snow up high and about 24" at the trail heads.Remember to check out the avalanche conditions at http://utahavalanchecenter.org/ before venturing out. Please ride safe and return home to your family, be prepared with all the proper survival gear. Register your snowmobile as the funds pay for the grooming program which is a very expensive project. Our snow cat may be on the trails at any time so please use caution. Our typical grooming schedule will be as follows: Subject to change for weather or repairs.

 
Friday and Saturday- Soapstone, Mill Hollow, Lake Creek Trail Head.
Monday- Mirror Lake
Thrusday- Soapstone, Cold Springs, Hwy 35
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Complex 3

 Snow conditions are not very good. We did take the groomer up Saturday Febuary 15 and made a run to take out some of the woops. The snow is not very deep even up on top but there is still some good riding to be had. This trail is experiencing heavier than usual use. Be cautious and watch for rocks and fallen trees. We had a great team of volunteers go up and clean the trail of fallen trees and there were several very large ones across the trail. They did an excellent job. and they all worked hard to give you a good riding area. We hope you enjoy your time in the back country. As you find yourself venturing out, please, please be careful and wear all your protective gear. That includes a beacon. If you have any questions for us, feel free to drop us a line. 

Update March 6 Unless we get a large storm with heavy snow fall. The chalk Creek trail will not be groomed again this season. The lower part of the trail from the gas plant has melted off.

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Grooming update 3/4/2014

Grooming update for Mirror Lake /Mill Hollow 3/4/2014

As of March 4, 2014, we had received about two feet of new snow on top and are hoping the weather gives us more new snow as the week goes on.  On top there is about five to six feet of snow with fair amounts at the trailheads.  The trails are in good shape the warm weather is starting to be a challenge for us to keep the lower levels smooth.  Monday Soapstone, Cold Springs, and Wolf Creek to the Nobblets parking area were groomed. Thursday Mirror Lake highway to Mirror Lake is scheduled to be groomed. Friday the Mill Hollow to Lake Creek trailhead will be groomed.  We should be following our schedule for the weekend.  Watch out for danger while riding. The Avalanche danger is still High. Make sure you are wearing a beacon. Ride safe and enjoy the snow.

You can find a copy of our grooming schedule on this website at http://www.snowut.com that you can print out. Remember that all our runs are done at night but we may be on the trail at any time so ride under control at all times.

 

 Remember to go out prepared including survival and avalanche gear. Check on the avalanche conditions by going to www.avalanche.org  Ride safe and we will see you on the trails!!!

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Grooming Report for 02/10/14

What a great series of storms! I would say we double or even tripled our snowpack at the trail heads! These storms were relatively warm so the snow was not the "greatest snow on earth" but we need the water and the snow will provide a good base finally. Along with the heavy snow were high winds. This combination has made our avalanche conditions very dangerous and unfortunately we had a snowmobile avalanche fatality. Our thoughts and prayers go out the family.

 

BOTTOM LINE:
 

It's dangerous out there and this is the real deal. Avalanches are breaking deep and wide, taking out the entire seasons snowpack. If you're getting on the snow today, please take a moment and think about the consequences of triggering an avalanche and the possibility of not coming home to your family.

At all elevations, the avalanche danger is HIGH today and borders on EXTREME in some locations. Both human triggered and natural avalanches are very likely on all steep, wind drifted slopes. The danger is most pronounced on slopes facing the north half of the compass, particularly those with an easterly component to their aspect. Once triggered avalanches have the possibility to break deep and wide, creating a dangerous and possibly unsurvivable slide.

 

We have been out grooming but with the new snow, you probably won't be able to tell. We will get out this week and get the trails packed down. The schedule will be as follows:

 

Monday- Soapstone, Cold Springs, Hwy 35

Thursday- Mirror Lake

Friday and Saturday- Soapstone, Mill Hollow, Lake Creek

 

Have a great week and ride safe!

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