Bell's Canyon Reservoir - Snowshoeing/Hiking 3/16/21

Updated: Apr 23, 2021

Great spot for a picnic or hammocking the afternoon away

Drive: I-15, east on 9000 S to Little Cottonwood Rd (to Granite TH) or rt on Wasatch Blvd (to

Boulders TH). Map


Permits: None


Dogs: Not allowed


Activities:

Hike/Snowshoe Bell's Canyon Reservoir (there are two trail heads)

Granite Trail head- 1.42 miles round trip (All trails mileage is longer includes

around reservoir) More gradual but still has switchbacks and some steep

sections with boulders.

Boulders Trail head - 0.88 miles round trip (All trails mileage is longer includes

around reservoir) Starts off Wasatch Blvd, parking lot, goes up path through

neighborhood, STEEP, boulders and steps, faster way straight up

Picnic at the reservoir


Gear: Snowshoes/poles (weather dependent), gaiters (optional - can rent), (NO COTTON)

thermal top and bottom, wool socks or just not cotton socks, snow pants, long sleeve

fleece, light waterproof jacket, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or

regular back pack (with space remaining to shove clothes in when you get too warm), 1

Liters water, 3-4 snacks, WATERPROOF boots or non-waterproof boots/shoes and also

rent "overshoes"

Rentals - Snowshoes: $10 (UVU- includes poles and overboots or $8 only

snowshoes); $10 (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $10 (Out N’ Back in

Orem); $13 (Solitude Nordic Center 1/2 day snowshoes only)

Overshoes: $4 (UVU Outdoor Adventure); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Poles: $4 (Out N Back); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Cross Country Ski package: $16 1/2 day (Solitude Nordic Center)

Gaiters (cover ankles from getting snow): $3 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Sample Itinerary:

2 pm - Hike Granite Trail (approx 30-1 hr one way)

Hike Boulder Trail (approx 20-45 min one way)

3 pm - Relax and play or picnic at the reservoir

4 pm - Arrive back to car