Snowshoeing/Sledding - Deer Creek/Dry Creek, Tibble Fork 2/11/21

Updated: Mar 16

"The longest sledding I've ever done!"


Drive: I-15, Timpanogos Hwy, American Fork Cyn, left at Tibble Fork turnoff

Map to Tibble Fork Parking area


Permits: $6 day use fee (FREE if you have a parks pass - put on dashboard; cash - there is a fee booth at the east bathrooms in the Tibble Fk parking lot; online - pay ahead of time "www.yourpassnow.com" and write the number from your email on a greed tag and place on your dashboard)


Activities:

Hike/Snowshoe Dry Forks/Silver Lk Road Loop - 3 miles. Start up trail to Granite Flats

Campground, about 500 ft on rt is the trailhead for Dry Fk/Deer Creek Cyn Trail.

Take this up through the woods staying to the middle generally, then to the rt if the

trail forks. This trail should meet up with the Silver Lake road. You turn rt on the

road and head back down canyon. There is a trail 237, that goes above the road

on the left which is what we preferred on the way down.

For a longer version see here


Sledding - sled down the main Silver Lake Road back to Tibble Fk parking lot


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", sled.

Rentals - Crampons: $8 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

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

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

Orem)

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)

Sample Itinerary: 3 miles total

2 pm - Hike up to Granite Flats Campground (1 mile)

2:30 pm - Hike up Dry Creek/Deer Creek Trail to Silver Lake Rd (1/4 mile)

3 pm - Sled down Silver Lake road (1 3/4 mile)

4 pm -Back to parking lot