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Snowshoeing/Sledding - Porter Fork, Millcreek Cyn 2/29/24

Updated: Mar 20



Itinerary:

Bathroom Break - 9:00 am - 9:10 am (NO bathroom at trailhead, so stop at Einstein Bagel)

Trailhead - 9:30 am

Snowshoe/Sled down - 9:45 am - 12:30 pm


Drive: Porter Fk Trailhead, Millcreek Canyon


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.


Activity: 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. This trail is wide and steadily used by people to 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. Bathrooms - none at trailhead, use Rattlesnake Gulch trailhead bathrooms. Cell service - none/no beacon service either. All Trails Trip Report


Tip: You can tie some sleds together and tie to a pack instead of carrying them


Gear: Both times this month only snow boots were needed. Snowshoes/poles (optional) (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 backpack (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)



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