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Snowshoeing - Silver Lake Brighton 3/13/21

Snowshoe a maze of trails around Silver Lake. Beautiful easy flat and short trail. What more could you ask for for an easy trail to get started in Snowshoeing?

Drive: I-15 north, rt 2-15 east, 6400 S exit, left Big Cottonwood Canyon to Brighton Ski

Resort. Park at Solitude Nordic Center (if going on a weekend, get to the parking lot

around 8 am to avoid traffic - Solitude Nordic Center opens at 8:30 am)

Permits: $8 day use fee for snowshoeing; $16 half day for cross country skiing; Pass Pricing


Hike/Snowshoe Silver Lake Trail - 0.9 miles around Silver Lake starting at the Nordic

Center. In the summer it is about 1/2 on boardwalk with fishing boat docks. Watch

for alternate trails in the winter and summer that can take you off into the woods.

When snowshoeing stay to the left trails if going counterclockwise and the right if

you are going clockwise around the lake (in the winter the lake may be covered in

snow and appear as a giant meadow). There are many other trails you can explore

as well: Trail Map

Cross Country Skiing - 0.9 miles around Silver Lake plus additional trails

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:

8 am - arrive at Solitude Nordic Center

8:30 am - buy passes and rent gear if needed

8: 45 am - Snowshoe/ski loop

10 am - back to parking lot

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