Beautiful views and easy cross country ski terrain!
Drive: I-15, 800 N Orem, Provo Cyn 189, left hwy 113, left 1050 N Midway, left Cari Lane, rt
222. Park in the parking lot of visitors center (can park on the east side off the road)
Permits: $7 day use fee (FREE if you have a State Parks pass) pay in the visitors center
(hours: 9 am-5pm Sun-Sat) and $4 trail use fee.
Dogs - No
Kids - Ages 10 and up. Great place for first timers & beginners. They have a small free
museum at the Visitors Center about Heber Valley my kids liked.
Cross Country Ski Loop - 3 miles
Nordic Track groomed lake trail starts right from the Visitor Center. You
immediately have beautiful views! The golf course is bordered by a north and
south road and on the west by a large sloping hill which is very easy to go up if you
are not paying attention to the trails on the south west side. The loop is like 4
fingers that starts about 5 min west of the visitors center. Recommend going
counter clockwise for beginners. It is flat at the beginning this way with a slight
decline on the way back. The bridge at the start of the trail can be icy and tricky for
first timers to manuever so for them I recommend walk with your skis over the
bridge to the fork on the right and puts skis on on the flat. Duck pond
about 10 min around loop. Can go off trail if you like. Bathrooms at the visitors
center. Great thing about WMSP is you will hardly see anyone else on the course.
I have been several times on Saturdays and only see a handful of other small
Snowshoe Loop - same as above (can explore further up canyon into the park. Ask
about the Mountain Loop for more up and down)
Fat Tire Bike Loop - same as above (can explore further up canyon into the park. Ask
about the Mountain loop nearby for more up and down)
Gear: Cross-country skiis/poles/shoes (can rent at visitors center), gaiters (optional - can
rent), (NO COTTON) thermal top and bottom (synthetic yoga pants), wool socks or
just not cotton socks, snow pants (if it will be snowing, otherwise they get too hot), 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
Rentals - Cross Country Skis/poles/shoes: $12 adult / $6 child (Wasatch State Park)
Snowshoes: $6 adult / $3 child. Going on a Saturday - recommend making a
reservation for your ski package rental.
Fat Tire Bike: $20/2 hr + $25 deposit
Sample Itinerary: 3 miles total
10 am - Arrive at Visitors Center and rent gear and pay fees
10:30-12:30 pm - Ski loop
1 pm - lunch in Midway
2 pm - Soak in Homestead Crater Hot Springs