Beautiful beginner snowshoe/hike next to the river up Millcreek Canyon.
Drive: I-15, 2-15, 3800 S exit, 3900 S up Millcreek Canyon. Trailhead
Cost: $5 Day use fee (Millcreek Cyn) When you exit Millcreek canyon you need to pay $5 per car with card only. There is someone in the ranger kiosk. They do not take cash.
Snowshoe Porter Fork Trail - 6.8 mile out and back (we hiked up for awhile then sledded down- not doing the whole length). This is in Avalanche Area so monitor conditions. We came the morning after a big snowstorm and snowshoes still not needed unless you went off trail. This trail is wide and steadily used by people to telemark ski down, snowboard down or sled. We found the Mercer Missle and Disc sleds did not work very well with the varied trail. Riders of these sleds had to get up and walk from time to time. Recommend you take plastic long walmart type sleds, or foam sleds like Airheads worked the very best. Super fun to hike up and sled down. Too long for little kids but older elementary and older will like this one, especially with the family dog. Dogs are welcome on this canyon. ODD days OFF-leash. Even days on leash. Trail Report.
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", sleds (optional faster way down).
Rentals - Snowshoes: $10 (UVU- includes poles and overboots or $8 only
snowshoes); $10 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)
Overshoes: $4 (UVU Outdoor Adventure); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)
Poles: $4 (Out N Back); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)
Gaiters (cover ankles from getting snow): $3 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)
10 am - Trailhead
1015-1230pm - snowshoe
Home - Around 130pm